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Twitter on Poland at the Euro 2016 - some statistics - part 2 - knockout phase

​ Welcome to the second part of the analysis of the performances of our representation during the Euro 2016. In the previous post, we’ve presented the statistics from matches of the group stage, and in this post we’ll show the most interesting tweets regarding the matches of the knockout stage.

The description of the methods of gathering data and the assessment criteria can be found in the first part, so now we’ll go straight for the matches of the Polish team.

Switzerland - Poland 1 - 1 (p. 4 - 5)

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The match has been exhilarating and the joy from the won penalty shots can be seen on Twitter: Lewandowski is delighted, the fans are delighted. Much has been written about Kuba Błaszczykowski who scored during the match, and successfully performed the penalty shot.

Twitter abroad has been dominated by the tweets by Russel Crowe, who has been committed to rooting for our team during the entire tournament. Fans were also enchanted by the beautiful goal by Shaqiri.

Number of tweets during the match

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(each rectangle shows the number of tweets within a three minute period: 0-3, 3-6 minutes of the match and so forth)

Because there were no goals, there were also lower fluctuations of activity on Twitter than during the match with Northern Ireland. But after comparing with the match report, there is some correlation with what happened on the field:

  • The beginning of the mach

  • 39th minute: Błaszczykowski’s goal setting the score at 1-0

  • 82nd minute: a beautiful equalizing goal by the Swiss

  • Penalty shots and Poland’s triumph, we advance to the quarterfinals

Poland - Portugal 1 - 1 (p. 3 - 5)

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Before the match, Polish fans were excited at the thought of a confrontation between Lewandowski and Ronaldo and later gave credit to Pazdan’s sportsmanship and, after dropping out after the penalty shots, to the entire team. Poles also liked the goal by Lewandowski, who finally came through in this tournament.

In turn, foreign fans joked about Jędrzejczyk’s difficult to pronounce surname, that it would be a great choice for the stadium’s Wi-Fi password. Our faithful fan, Russel Crowe, encouraged the Polish team to fight, and did not hide his sorrow after the match, but also congratulated our representation on the achievement at the Euro. Foreign commentators also noticed that Portugal came so far achieving only draws within the match time.

Summary

The Euro has come to an end for the Polish team. However, we hope that with this analysis we’ve managed to capture the most important, interesting and funniest moments of this tournament on Twitter. A historic tournament for our team, because not only did we manage to score our first goal during the Euro, but also won the first match, got out of the group stage and dropped out only after the penalty shots in the quarterfinal, not losing a single match.