Spanish women’s game sets attendance record

Spanish football’s LaLiga has claimed a world-record attendance for the women’s club game after 60,739 fans turned out to watch Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona yesterday (Sunday).

The match took place at Atlético’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, with visitors Barcelona picking up a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan.

Tickets for the match started at just €5 (£4.29/$5.67), with Atlético club members allowed in for free.

Atlético remains top of the league but the gap to second-place Barcelona is now three points with six matches remaining.

In January, a new record attendance was set for a women’s football match in Spain after 48,121 fans watched Athletic Bilbao take on Atlético at the former’s San Mamés stadium. Yesterday’s match at the Wanda Metropolitano has now eclipsed that record.

The record attendance for a women’s football match is 90,185, which was set at California’s Rose Bowl for the 1999 World Cup final between the US and China.

The Wanda Metropolitano, which opened in 2017, has a capacity of 68,000. The stadium is due to host the men’s UEFA Champions League final on June 1.

Image: Atlético Madrid