You’ve missed the game? Don’t worry, the web community was there!

The goal of this work is to follow a football match using only social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as information source. At the end, the main objective is to rewrite the story of the match, told by the Internauts. Here is the story of a Swiss football game, between Zurich and Neuchâtel.

The sun is shining on the Letzigrund stadium of Zurich during this Easter Monday. Some supporters of Neuchâtel Xamax travelled to the biggest Swiss city in order to watch the match of their team against the FC Zurich, in the first semi-final of the Swiss cup.

These supporters have created for this occasion a great “tifo” (photo Facebook, Neuchâtel Xamax page). They hope that their club will be the first finalist of the cup this year; the second semi-final is four days later.

Xamax players are in red and black for the match, their opponents are all in white.

And for the locals players, that begins very well.

Tooooooooor Texeira……,. #FCZ # Cup 1 :0   p0go

27 minute 1:0 für de fcz, das lauft ja guet ;)  Kavengo

26. Geysirs trifft per Kopt zum 1:0 für den FCZ!

Sorry Auto Korrektur Texeira!             Fcz

Yes, that’s a good beginning for Zurich. Texeira can place his head after a free-kick and score the 1-0 for his colours. That sounds good for locals’ players. The score will not change during all the first period. It’s also very quiet on the Internet, there’s not so much show in the stadium, there are not a lot of comments.

FC Zurich – NE Xamax, ½ finale de Coupe de Suisse : 1-0 à la fin de la première mi-temps.  Neuchatel_Xamax

It is going to be an easy victory for Zurich. But, at this moment comes the joker of Neuchâtel Xamax, Geoffrey Tréand. He’s entering the pitch and…

The red and black player finds the right wedge of the goal, with a strong shoot.

66. Ausgleich für Xamax mit einem traumhaften Tor von Treand in das rechte obere Eck aus etwa 8 Meter 1:1       fcz

  

Screenshot of the goal in video on Facebook

 

And that, just when the Xamax player enters in the game. He slaloms between three defenders and scores. What a beautiful entrance! Viewers cannot be indifferent to that!

15Sekunden und schon ein Tor. Respekt         p0go

And that makes also laugh some internauts!

„@fcz: 66. Ausgleich für Xamax mit einem traumhaften Tor von Treand in das rechte obere Eck aus etwa 8 Meter 1:1“ HAHAHA :)            greezer

1-1 on the scoreboard, we are back at the beginning. Minutes passed by and… Nothing! 90th minute, still nothing new, we will have some prolongations.

1-1 à la fin du temps réglementaire, c’est les prolongations   Neuchatel_Xamax

The time passed… Zurich tries… But the FCZ cannot score this second goal that can change everything.

RT @fcz Der FCZ versucht alles, aber nichts klappt. Gefährlich ist anders. P0go

120th, still nothing new: there will be some penalties that will separate the two opponents.

1-1   à la fin des prolongations, c’est l’épreuve des tirs aux buts !!! Neuchatel_Xamax

This event will put viewers’ nerves to test.

RT @fcz So gibt es ein Penaltyschiessen und das werde ich leider bis zum Ende unkommentiert lassen müssen! Sorry, meine Nerven!

RT @fcz Penaltyschissen! Glück auf den FCZ ! Bitte – Danke !

Meine NERVEN! Penaltyschissen. Wo ist die Bong?  P0go

Players shoot, score and…

Neeeeeeeeeeeein ! #fcz klar besser und nach penalty scheiss knapp verloren :( xamax im cup-final… Schlussresultat 7:8 n.P  FcZuerich1

Of course, the deception of the ones makes the happiness of others!

Xamax est en finale !!!!!!! Djuric manque le seul tir des deux équipes ! Neuchatel_Xamax

 

French Swiss and also german swiss:

Oohh koorekt xamax ;-) r-snapped

Gratulation an #Xamax _Belafarinrod_

 And directly after that, one question comes. Which other team will also be qualified for the final? Bienne or Sion?

People from Valais already speak about a final between the two French club of the Super League (Sion and Xamax), some others prefer Bienne, from Challenge League, for a derby between Neuchâtel and Bienne, two cities of the same region…

Perso, je sens bien un derby horloger en finale de la Coupe de Suisse de #foot. Xamax vs Bienne. Ca sonne bien, non ? #miroirmonbeaumiroir  ich_bin_nicolae

 

Next step on Sunday 29 May, with the final cup, finally between Neuchâtel Xamax and Sion. Maybe that on this day, you will just have access to social networks… And since this article, you will know that is not a problem to follow the game!

 

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