The 91,553 viewers who accumulated in the stands of the Camp Nou for the Women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid made a historic record on Wednesday.
The match set the record of the largest-ever presence for a women’s football game, outshining the 90,185 who attended the final of the 1999 World Cup between the United States of America and China.
It was a day of honouring for Barcelona fans and women’s football fans in general.
Following a rainy start to the day in Barcelona, the weather got better prior and during the game. Thousands of people, counting a significant number of women and children, cheering the Barca squad on their entrance at the stadium, uplifting the players with chants and creating an epic atmosphere. Real Madrid were cheered with roaring whistles.
Although there were plethora of activities conducted around the Camp Nou, the fans held back in line from early in the evening to enter the stadium.
During the game, the fans did not stop acclaiming and encouraging their players. The 7 goals that the players netted on the pitch assisted, with the Barca vanquishing Real Madrid by 5-2 to follow up their first-leg victory.
The last best-ever attendance for a club match was the 30,814 for the LaLiga Iberdrola battle between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in 2019.