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SBD Global/January 10, 2014/Media

Lionel Messi's Return From Injury In Barcelona's Victory Resonates On Social Media

Lionel Messi's return from injury after two months in FC Barcelona's 4-0 defeat of Getafe resonated on social media, with Twitter mentions of Messi multiplying by four after the player's second goal, with 24,000 tweets in a single minute. Messi's official Instagram photo celebrating his return with his teammates received more than 200,000 "likes." Tweets with the hashtag "#Messi" generated 291,000 tweets an hour during Messi's time on the pitch (FC Barcelona).

GLOBAL PRESS PRAISES MESSI: In Argentina, Ole celebrated Messi's return with a front page spread switching the paper's title to "Leo." Barcelona-based newspaper Sport's headline read, "The f****** master is back" (FC Barcelona).
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