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América vs Necaxa Game More Popular than Spanish Clásico

The semifinal duel received higher Twitter ratings than the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game
By The News · 07 of December 2016 14:45:12
The Necaxa vs América duel beat the Spanish Clásico in Twitter ratings, No available, photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel

There’s no good football in Mexico? The semifinal duel between the América and Necaxa, where the Eagles triumphed and qualified for the 2016 Opening Season final, almost broke social media networks, with a total of three million tweets, according to a report by Nielsen Social Content Rating.

What’s really surprising is that the duel between these former brothers surpassed El Clásico in Spain, as the game contested by Barcelona and Real Madrid had only a total of 1.5 million tweets in Mexico. In third place with 1.2 million interactions was the other Mexican semifinal between Tigres and León.

Oribe Peralta and André-Pierre Gignac generated 16,000 and 9,800 tweets respectively, and were the most mentioned players of both meetings of Liga MX, according to the study.