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Barca, Madrid tie breaks women’s football record

It was a night to remember in Camp Nou as Barcelona Femení’s Women’s Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid Femenino set a new crowd record for a women’s game.

On Wednesday night, the historical women’s El Clasico proved epic, with seven goals scored.

Barca comfortably beat Real 5-2 in the second leg, booking a semifinal spot with an 8-3 aggregate victory. They won 3-1 win in the first leg.

About 91,553 spectators were in attendance, breaking the 60,739 record for a club match at Metropolitano Stadium in 2019 when Barca beat Atletico Madrid 2-0. The previous Champions League record was 50,212 for a game between Lyon and Frankfurt in Munich in 2012.

“I don’t have the words to describe it”, Ballon dOr winner Alexia Putellas said. “It was super magical. The game ended, and the fans didn’t want to leave. It was incredible.”

It was also the first time Barca Femeni played a match at Camp Nou in front of fans. They had played at the stadium before but behind closed doors due to Covid-10 restrictions.

The team usually plays its matches at the smaller Johan Cruyff Stadium, which takes about 6,000 fans. The Camp Nou – which featured a stadium-wide mosaic featuring the words ‘More than Empowerment’ on seats – has a 99,000-capacity.

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