A new attendance record has been set for women’s football in Italy after 39,027 fans turned out to watch Juventus defeat Fiorentina 1-0 at Allianz Stadium yesterday (Sunday).
Tickets for the match were free and the attendance smashed the previous record of 14,000 for an Italian women’s league game.
The home team claimed all three points with Sofie Junge Pedersen scoring the winning goal in the 84th minute. The win pushed Juventus four points clear of Fiorentina at the top of the table.
It marked Juventus Women’s first-ever game at Allianz Stadium, which has served as the home of the men’s team since opening in 2011.
Attendances for women’s football are growing across Europe, with a new Spanish record having been set earlier this month.
Some 60,739 fans turned out to watch Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona at the former’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium after ticket prices started from just €5 (£4.28/$5.66). Atlético club members were also allowed in for free.
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.