Brazil vs. Chile Breaks Twitter Engagement Record During Penalty Shootout

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 29, 2014

June 28, 2014; Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL; Brazil player Marcelo celebrates after defeating Chile in the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Estadio Mineirao.  Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports
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Everybody was talking about Brazil vs. Chile's World Cup classic yesterday. The thrilling penalty shootout made for a huge spike in activity on Twitter, including some absolutely incredible numbers.

When Gonzalo Jara missed the final penalty, Twitter usage spiked to 389,000 tweets per minute. That breaks the site's previous record of 382,000 during the last Super Bowl.

The 16.4 million total tweets is a new high for this World Cup as well, eclipsing the opener between Brazil and Croatia by over 34 percent.

All that tweeting made for some excellent content, too. We compiled some of the best reactions after the shootout.