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Real Madrid won the world social networking championship

Real Madrid has won the world championship when it becomes the team with the largest number of followers on social networks according to annual statistics of the specialized website Sports Intelligence.

By the end of November, Real Madrid had more than 223 million followers on its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. In particular, the Spanish Royal team is still the top in each individual social networking accounts although Zinadine Zidane’s army is struggling this season.

Second place is Barcelona, ​​who are currently in the La Liga rankings 2 points ahead of the Bernabeu Stadium (39 versus 37) before the winter break. Accordingly, the Catalan team has 213.6 million followers on the three social networks mentioned above, and affirms the dominance of the two football giants of Spain compared to the remaining teams.

The third and fourth places, respectively, belong to Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League, in which the number of followers of these two teams is also not equal to Barcelona. Old Trafford has 126 million followers on social networks, while Chelsea own more than 81 million.

Of the three social networking platforms mentioned above, Real Madrid and Barcelona are really hot on Facebook, where they have 110 and 103 million followers, respectively. La Liga has another member in the top 20, Atletico Madrid, the 15th place with nearly 27 million followers across all social networks, mostly from Facebook.

Football is almost exclusively on the list of the most followed teams in the world on social networks. The top 10 is dominated by clubs of five major European leagues, including the Premier League (5 clubs), La Liga (2) and Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 (each with 1 club). The team other than football with the largest number of followers on social networks is the Los Angeles Lakers Club from the leading basketball tournament in the USA (NBA), ranked 11th with 39 million followers. NBA also has the most members in the top 30 with a total of 7 teams.

According to AS newspaper, with the number of followers on social networks, Real Madrid Club President Florentino Pérez is believing in promoting advertising and marketing activities on this platform to expand the brand of the team around the globe. In particular, like Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid is researching to have a separate page on Facebook to aim to make money through Facebook when subscribers will pay about 2.49 euros per month.

Meanwhile, despite being the most populous country in the world (about 1.4 billion people), China’s sports teams are outside the top 30, of which the team with the largest number of followers on Facebook is only reaching more than 100,000 people. This is understandable because China has its own social networking platforms, WeChat, Sina Weibo and Tencent.

Messi takes Barcelona ahead of Atletico Madrid

Superstar Lionel Messi gave a big boost to his hopes of defending Barcelona’s La Liga title with a late goal in a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the 15th round of La Liga.

Messi is said to be the one who will win the 6th Golden Ball award at the awards ceremony in Paris and the Spanish superstar has proved no doubt about his talent with a goal. Help Barca leave the Wanda Metropolitano with 3 points. “In fierce matches, having Leo is always a great advantage. It is most important that the three points have greatly boosted morale before entering the Christmas season”, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of his beloved pupil.

Messi’s goal came in the 86th minute after Luis Suarez’s assist to bring Barcelona back to the top of the table when Real Madrid was over goals-lost difference (the two teams had 31 points). Meanwhile, the defeat has forced Atletico Madrid to be more arduous in the race for the highest throne La Liga fell behind with 6 points less but played more than 1 match. Messi’s shine warmed up the “Super Classics” match with Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on December 18.

Antoine Griezmann was whistled when he returned to his former club after he had just left to join Barcelona for 120 million euros this season. However, every reaction of Atletico Madrid fans was overshadowed by Messi’s name when the superstar scored the 12th goal of the season and the 6th in the last 5 matches. More specifically, Messi continues to become a thorn in the eyes of the Madrid team when there have been 25 shootings for Barcelona in 27 clashes with the Wanda Metropolitano.

However, for Messi to be praised, the Catalan team had to rely on the luck and excellence of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. It was the defender Pique was lucky to escape the second yellow card in the second half with a bad foul on Alvaro Morata. Barcelona also avoided having to chase down when Marc-Andre ter Stegen made two brilliant saves in the first half.

In the early matches, Sevilla rose to third place only after Real and Barcelona were only 1 point behind the 1-0 victory over Leganes. Coach Julen Lopetegui’s team has extended the unbeaten series in all competitions to 10.