Brazil's World Cup win tops Super Bowl buzz on Twitter

Julio Cesar of Brazil saves the penalty shot of Mauricio Pinilla  of Chile in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Buda Mendes, Getty Images)
Julio Cesar of Brazil saves the penalty shot of Mauricio Pinilla of Chile in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Buda Mendes, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/29 5:14 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nervous Brazilian soccer fans took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief on Saturday -- with the final, tense-filled minute of a penalty shootout against Chile generating more buzz online than even the Super Bowl.

Almost 390,000 tweets were generated in the minute after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara's penalty shot hit the right post and allowed Brazil to avoid an early exit from the World Cup that it's hosting for the first time since 1950.

By contrast, the peak during this year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos reached only 382,000, according to data compiled by the microblogging site.

Overall, 16.4 million tweets were generated during the match, the most-tweeted yet during the World Cup.

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