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5 posts from FC Barcelona Femení vs Real Madrid Femenino
Wednesday night the Women’s Champions League quarter-final match at Camp Nou between FC Barcelona Femení and Real Madrid Femenino drew a world record for women’s soccer attendance.
1. FC Barcelona Femení celebrated their victory and record attendance.
2. Women’s Champions League acknowledges the historic crowd.
3. Nike, FC Barcelona Femení’s kit supplier, gives applause to the team and to women pushing the boundaries in sports.
4. FC Barcelona’s Men’s Head Coach Xavi Hernández congratulates the team on the historic night — winning and the crowd.
5. Media companies love the buzz, and Camp Nou becomes the perfect backdrop. One of our favorites is from 433.
4 stories from the week
From another F1 race in Saudi Arabia to the slap heard ’round the world, the intersection of sports and entertainment was jam-packed this week.
1. Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen wins Saudi Arabia GP, and the Red Bull Racing Team leads F1 in most engagements for the weekend race.
2. The “slap heard ’round the world”
People across the globe were taken by surprise Sunday night, as Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live TV at the Oscars, following a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Social media couldn’t say no to the memes. We collected a list of some of our favorites, and below is one from Former New England Patriot Julian Edelman.
3. Duke vs UNC
Duke and North Carolina advanced to the Final Four over the weekend. The Blue Devils and the Tar Heels have a storied rivalry, but the schools have never played in the NCAA Tournament. That’s about to change Saturday night when they play in the Final Four. This post from Bleacher Report sums it up best.
4. Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz reached his second consecutive ATP Masters 1000 semifinal. The 18-year-old Spaniard keeps growing on the court and on social media — this year he has gained more than 483k new followers. Alcaraz has 569k across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
3 posts from international players
This week we enjoyed some FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and also friendly matches. These posts from international players show how important it is for the teams to share their images with their roster, so players can post on their own social media and earn engagement for the team sponsors.
2 partnerships that happened
New week, new partnerships. Leo Messi and the Cleveland Cavaliers announced two big ones. One in crypto, one in mining.
2. Cleveland Cavaliers land new jersey patch partner Cleveland-Cliffs for the 2022-2023 season.
1 insight to share
With the many, many data and insights in Blinkfire, we’re giving you one insight every week to share — whether on social, at the water cooler, or on Zoom. This week it’s all about FC Barcelona Femení.
March 30’s game against Real Madrid was FC Barcelona Femení’s best day on social media year-to-date. The team earned more than 1.2 million engagements across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Those 1.2 million engagements yesterday made up 16% of FC Barcelona’s total engagements for the month of March.
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