MANILA, Philippines – Fans on and off the pitch were astounded as Germany obliterated Neymar-less Brazil, 7-1 during the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup.
While Brazil fans were seen devastated on the pitch and walking out during halftime, social media was abuzz with reactions to the game, breaking records both on Twitter and Facebook.
200 million Facebook interactions
The match reached the highest level of Facebook conversation for any World Cup match in history with over 66 million people and 200 million interactions which include likes, posts, and comments. The most talked about players on Facebook? Germany’s Thomas Müller and Brazil Captain David Luiz.
Top Facebook moments of the match were Germany’s goals including Khedira’s 29th minute goal and Klose’s record-breaking 23rd minute goal.
Demographics-wise, males dominated the Facebook conversation with Brazil and the United States being the most actively-participating countries.
Most-discussed single sports game
Most discussed players were Germany striker Miroslav Klose who scored his 16th World Cup goal and Brazil goalkeeper Júlio César.
Khedira’s 29 minute goal set a new record with over 580,166 tweets per minute.
Check out some of the reactions online below: