How @FCBarcelona's 4-0 #ElClásico victory unfolded on Twitter

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Fans around the world tuned in to #ElClásico, the first match of the season between @FCBarcelona and @RealMadrid, and all of the action on and off the field played out on Twitter.

Before the match kicked off, supporters at Bernabeu Stadium joined in on a moment of support for the victims of the tragic Paris attacks:

Once the match began, @FCBarcelona got on the board first:

The emotion and the global conversation on Twitter grew as FC Barcelona scored three more times to win 4-0.

After the match, @FCBarcelona highlighted the key points of their victory:

@FCBarcelona and their players shared their satisfaction on Twitter after the big win:

And @RealMadrid recognized the success of their rival:

Twitter data

Tweets about the match generated 831 million impressions (views) on Twitter and across the web.

These were the moments that fans Tweeted most about as measured in Tweets per Minute:

  1. @andresiniesta8 goal puts FC Barcelona up 3-0
  2. @neymarjr goal puts FC Barcelona up 2-0
  3. @LuisSuarez9 second goal of match puts FC Barcelona up 4-0

And these were the top three most mentioned players on Twitter for each team.

FC Barcelona:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Luis Suárez (@LuisSuarez9)
  3. Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8)

Real Madrid:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)
  2. Karim Benzema (@Benzema)
  3. Marcelo Vieira (@MarceloM12)

Lastly, these were the top three most Retweeted Tweets about #ElClásico:

There’s plenty of football to enjoy on Twitter before the next #ElClásico on April 3. We’ll leave you with some of the best photos from yesterday’s match: