Atletico Madrid against Barcelona brings in record attendance for women's football

Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium was the venue for a record-breaking women's attendance

Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium was the venue for a record-breaking women's attendance

The match would have been played at Atletico's training ground but with the demand for tickets so high, they were forced to move the match to the 68,000-capacity stadium.

A 60,739 crowd were at the Wanda Metropolitano to see Barca run out 2-0 winners against Atletico, Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan scoring the goals.

Toni Duggan was also on target for Barcelona during the game against Atletico
Toni Duggan was also on target for Barcelona during the game against Atletico

"What a day, more importantly what a WIN!"

'We didn't play the game we wanted to, it was a bad night and we made it easier for Juventus, ' Griezmann told Sky Sport Italia.

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That means the Catalan giants are just three points behind the league leaders with just six games to go.

The record attendance in Madrid continues an increasing rise in the popularity of the women's game in Spain.

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The final attendance was still some way short of the world record crowd for a women's worldwide match, with 90,185 people in attendance for the 1999 World Cup final between the United States and China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The fact Athletic Bilbao broke the attendance record last month, when 48,121 supporters attended their Copa de la Reina game against Atletico at San Mames, says it all.

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But we didn't suffer at all. "The boss read the game very well, tactically it was ideal and we didn't suffer, just the opposite". In LaLiga, Barcelona is on the top with 19 wins, 6 draws and only 2 losses and 69 scored goals and only 26 conceded goals.


Tickets for the game were available for free to club members and for as little as €5 for the general public.

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