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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Illustrating soccer's popularity (graphic)

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Munich
Fans flood Munich before Saturday's Champions League final between Bayern and Chelsea.

What will people talk about on Facebook today? As you might have guessed by the headline, it's soccer.

Yes, soccer/football/futbol/fussball enjoys quite the presence on social media -- one that, lately, has increased manyfold for big Champions League games -- such as today's final, Chelsea FC vs. Bayern Munich, which kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET.

With numbers provided to Playbook by Facebook, here's a quick graphic look at soccer's hold on the social media outlet.

Soccer Graphic
Graphic by Kurt Snibbe, ESPN.com.