FC Barcelona Set World Record Attendance For Women’s Football
FC Barcelona has set a new world record for attendance at a women’s club match.
Over 91,000 fans watched the Catalan club come from behind to beat their rivals Real Madrid 5-2.
The previous domestic record stood with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano where they were beaten by Barca 2-0 in 2019.
The world record, however, has been untouched since the 1999 World Cup final between the United States and China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, witnessed by over 90,000 fans.
“I don’t have the words to describe it,” said Barca’s Ballon d’Or winning midfielder Alexia Putellas. “It was super magical. The game ended and the fans didn’t want to leave. It was incredible.”
It is the first time the women’s team has played at Camp Nou in front of fans, having previously played there behind closed doors due to the pandemic.
Their El Clasico win on the night meant the Champions League quarter-final tie finished 8-3 on aggregate.
Barca will now play the winner of Wolfsburg v Arsenal in the semi-finals.
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