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Brazil 1-7 Germany: World Cup Semi-Final Becomes Most Discussed Sports Game On Twitter

09/07/2014 08:36 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 11:59 BST

With 35.6 million tweets, Germany's 7-1 World Cup annihilation of Brazil is now the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter, beating Superbowl 48's 24.9m tweets.

The match also set a new record for tweets per minute, with a peak of 580,166 when Sami Khedira scored Germany's fifth. The previous #WorldCup TPM peak - 388,985 - came when Brazil knocked out Chile on penalties (June 28th).

This global heat map shows how the match played out on Twitter

Miroslav Klose was the most mentioned player during the game for Germany after becoming the all-time record goalscorer in World Cup finals history.