Barcelona and Real Madrid broke the women’s football attendance record on Wednesday as 91,583 excited Nou Camp spectactors were in attendance to watch a thrilling contest unfold. Having taken control in the first leg, La Blaugrana stormed to a resounding 5-2 triumph on home turf to book their spot in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi finals.
The previous record attendance for a women’s club fixture stood at 61,000 when Atletico Madrid hosted Barca at the Wanda Metropolitano in 2019. The 1999 Women’s World Cup final also boasted a whopping attendance of 90,000, but both were wiped out by an historic evening at the Nou Camp.
At one point, Real Madrid went 2-1 up in the second-leg tie before the hosts came roaring back in the second half. Goals from Aitana Bonmati, Caroline Graham Hansen, Claudia Pina and Alexia Putellas restored Barcelona’s sizable advantage, the latter two adding to goals they had already bagged in the first leg.
An 8-3 aggregate victory over their bitter El Clasico rivals sends Barca through to the Champions League last four in front of a packed out crowd.
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