World Cup 2018: Ronaldo rules social media after bossing on pitch

first_imgThe first week of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is over and the event has surprised everyone with its unpredictability. From defending champions Germany being humbled by Mexico to Japan stunning Colombia, the quadrennial event has kept the fans on the edge of their seats. The tournament has also witnessed some spectacular strikes in its first week including some remarkable free-kicks and late winners.However, there’s one thing which hasn’t surprised people at all and that’s the form of Cristiano Ronaldo. The best players always pick the biggest stages to produce their best and Ronaldo certainly made the first week of the World Cup about himself with a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw against Spain for Portugal. The social media has become a perfect tool to gauge the mood of the fans and the Portuguese striker’s domination of Twitter in the first week exhibits the Real Madrid player’s popularity.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMOST TWEETED MOMENTSFans on Twitter couldn’t stop talking about Ronaldo’s performance, making it the most talked about moment from Round 1 of the FIFA World Cup 2018, based on Tweet per minute spikes.Here are the peak moments based on Tweet per minute spikes (14-19 May, 2018)FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE The second most number of tweets were made at the final whistle of the match between Japan and Colombia, which the former won 2-1. The Blue Samurai’s created history as they become the first Asian side to beat a South American opposition in the World Cup. Mexico’s win over Germany emerged as the third most talked about moment. Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 on Sunday. France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches.advertisementAlso read – Ronaldo’s 51st hat-trick and Nacho’s sensational goal: Football at its bestTOP PLAYER ON TWITTER Ronaldo also emerged as the most talked about player on Twitter, during the Round 1 of the World Cup. The former Manchester United player was followed by Neymar, while Lionel Messi, who missed a penalty against Iceland as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw, came third. Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho and France’s Antoine Griezmann, both players who scored in their respective matches, were the fourth and fifth most mentioned players respectively on Twitter.Also read – World Cup 2018: Pogba, VAR help France beat Australia 2-1Ronaldo scored on Wednesday against Morocco to take his goals tally to four in the 2018 World Cup. Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal).last_img read more