Women’s Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Wolfsburg draws world record crowd of 91,648 at Camp Nou

The Camp Nou stadium broke its own world record for a women’s soccer match on Friday when more than 91,600 fans revelled in Barcelona’s 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final.

The 91,648 spectators counted by club officials surpassed the 91,553 who turned out to see Barcelona beat Real Madrid last month.

Previously, the record for a women’s game was 90,185 which was recorded at the 1999 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and China at the Rose Bowl.

Alexia Putellas led Barcelona with two goals. The Ballon d’Or winner was one of four goal-scorers for Barcelona in the first half before she earned and converted a late penalty to give her a competition-leading 10 goals.

“We are very happy, not just for the result but also for the atmosphere at the stadium. It is spectacular that we have set a new record,” Barcelona midfielder Patricia Guijarro said.

Fans of all ages came out in their tens of thousands to cheer on their team as Barcelona beat Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final.(Getty images: David Ramos)

The German visitors were stunned from the start when Aitana Bonmatí latched onto a long pass and scored just two minutes after kick-off.

Caroline Graham Hansen doubled the advantage in the 10th minute when she used a sleek change of foot to dodge the sliding tackle of the last defender before curling a left-footed shot inside the far post.

Jennifer Hermoso made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute after finishing off a gorgeous team build-up.

Reference-www.abc.net.au

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