Twitter has revealed that the European Championship football (soccer) final between Spain and Italy, in Kyiv (Ukraine) yesterday, broke its record for sports-related tweets after logging 15,358 tweets per second at peak.
The record was racked up during the fourth goal of the game, which saw Spain retain the title with a convincing 4-0 win.
Furthermore, the microblogging service has revealed that the final match of 3-week long tournament trigger a staggering 16.5 million tweets from across the world, as fans flocked to the service to share thoughts, discussion and rants from the sidelines during the deciding fixture.
As this nifty graphic from Twitter shows, Euro 2012-related mentions were highest after goals were scored, while a marked high in tweets can be observed around the opening game, two semi-finals and the final.

Twitter has revealed that the European Championship football (soccer) final between Spain and Italy, in Kyiv (Ukraine) yesterday, broke its record for sports-related tweets after logging 15,358 tweets per second at peak.

The record was racked up during the fourth goal of the game, which saw Spain retain the title with a convincing 4-0 win.

Furthermore, the microblogging service has revealed that the final match of 3-week long tournament trigger a staggering 16.5 million tweets from across the world, as fans flocked to the service to share thoughts, discussion and rants from the sidelines during the deciding fixture.

As this nifty graphic from Twitter shows, Euro 2012-related mentions were highest after goals were scored, while a marked high in tweets can be observed around the opening game, two semi-finals and the final.