Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 5-2 at the Camp Nou Stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday. This was a world record crowd of over 91,000.
Barcelona organizers claimed that 91,553 people attended the event. The previous record for any female game was 90,185 at the 1999 World Cup final between China and the United States at the Rose Bowl.
The 2012 Olympic final was held in London. 80,203 spectators saw the U.S. beat Japan 2-1 to win gold.
The previous club record was 60.739 in a Spanish League match between Atletico Madrid & Barcelona at Atletico Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in 2019.
The Camp Nou grandstands featured a stadium-wide mosaic featuring the words “More than Empowerment”.
Barcelona reached the semifinals with an aggregate score of 8-3 after winning the Madrid leg 3-1 last week.
Alexia Putellas, a Ballon d’Or winner, scored one goal for Barcelona. It will now face Arsenal or Wolfsburg in semifinals.
This was the first match played at Camp Nou by Barcelona’s women’s soccer team in front of their fans. The team had previously played at the stadium, but it was restricted by restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Johan Cruyff stadium, which seats approximately 6,000 people, is where the team plays its matches. Camp Nou is capable of hosting 99,000 people.
Barcelona won seven of the seven meetings against Madrid, which was only recently formed its women’s team.