This Saturday, the “Old Lady” Juventus FC (@juventusfcen) will face superstars Neymar and Lionel Messi and their FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) team for the very first time in a @ChampionsLeague final in Berlin, Germany. And fans will flock to Twitter to connect with their favorite club, fellow fans and football experts to enjoy and live through every second of the match — before, during and after.
Every Tweet with #FCBarcelona, #FCBlive or #DR3AM — as well as #FinoAllaFine, #CeNeAndiamoABerlino, #ForzaJuve or #SeAndiamoInFinale — will trigger their club’s insignia in a hashflag, a tiny emoji resembling the club’s logo. Any Tweet with #UCLfinal will show an image of the game trophy.
Fans can also dive into the conversation by using the hashtags #UCLFinal and #UCL for the mother of all games in European international professional football. Make sure to follow the UEFA Champions League official handle @ChampionsLeague, too.
For these historically successful teams, it’s the eighth time they both stand in the Champion’s League final. Here’s how to follow each football squad on Twitter.
Join the FC Barcelona convo with the following hashtags:
Luis Enrique (@LUISENRIQUE21), the head coach, is on Twitter. Here are all players on Twitter below as well:
Find and follow FC Barcelona players on this Twitter list.
Dive into the conversation with the following team-related hashtags:
You can follow the head coach Massimilliano Allegri (@OfficialAllegri) and the players below:
Juventus FC is asking all of their supporters to Tweet to them using the hashtag #RoadToBerlin. The team has promised to take all Tweets with them to the German capital. What they will do with it? They won’t tell just yet… just that it will be a spectacular sight.
And look out for exclusive behind the scenes photos from both clubs via a Twitter Mirror.
UEFA Champions Festival
Football fans in Berlin can join the frenzy at the official UEFA Champions Festival based at the Brandenburg Gate and starting today. Visitors can take a photograph with the trophy and meet former stars of the competition at one of the autograph sessions or the Ultimate Champions game on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Those who cannot be there in the flesh will be able to watch interviews with stars like former German national team player Arne Friedrich (@arnefriedrich) via Periscope. The free four-day event will be open from Thursday 4 June 11 a.m. to Sunday 7 June 5 p.m. (CEST).
Follow along on Twitter and may the best team win and take home the @ChampionsLeague trophy!
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