Barcelona set another world attendance record for women’s soccer match
Less than a month on from Barça’s record-breaking attendance against Real Madrid, an unprecedented 91,648 were at the Camp Nou to see the Catalans thrash Wolfsburg.
Barcelona have set another world attendance record for a women’s soccer match, after the Spanish club said 91,648 turned out at the Camp Nou to watch Friday’s Champions League tie with VfL Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg attendance beats recent Clásico record
The figure is nearly 100 higher than Barça’s 91,553 home attendance for their Champions League clash against domestic rivals Real Madrid at the end of March.
That total surpassed the previous world-record crowd of 90,195 that watched the United States’ Women’s World Cup final win over China at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, in July 1999.
Before Barça’s meeting with Madrid three weeks ago, the highest ever attendance for a women’s club match had been 60,739, in a 2019 game between Atlético Madrid and the Blaugrana at the Estadio Wanda Metrpolitano.
Barcelona put one foot in Champions League final
In Friday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Wolfsburg, goals by Aitana Bonmatí, Caroline Graham Hansen, Jenni Hermoso and Alexia Putellas gave tournament holders Barça a thumping 5-1 victory.
The Catalans are due to visit the Germans in the return leg on 30 April. The final is to be held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on 21 May.
With three games still to be played in Spain’s Liga Iberdrola this season, Barcelona are already assured of their seventh domestic league title. Jonatan Giráldez’s team are also through to the semi-finals of the Copa de la Reina, Spain’s elite women’s cup competition.