BARCELONA: The Women’s Champions League quarter-final conflict between Barcelona and Real Madrid on the Camp Nou in a while Wednesday (Mar 30) is on observe to set an attendance record for a women’s match.
With all 99,354 tickets bought out, the match is set to eclipse the record of 60,739 followers for a women’s membership recreation, set in 2019 at Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano stadium, the place the hosts beat Barca 2-0 in a league match.
But Wednesday’s match might additionally beat the general attendance record for a women’s recreation set on the 1999 World Cup closing between the United States and China, when 90,195 followers have been in attendance on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
“To get 91,000 is an aggressive objective but we accepted the challenge and want to break the record,” membership president Joan Laporta advised Barcelona-based radio RAC1.
Barca captain Alexia Putellas advised a information convention on Tuesday that the match could mark the “beginning of a new era”.
“It will inspire a lot of girls who will come here or who will see us on television. It can open many doors,” she added.
“I didn’t think about taking part in right here as a result of I solely noticed males. That now you see girls competing right here will certainly bear fruit.
“Many girls will dream of being Sandra Paños, Patri Guijarro or Jenni Hermoso tomorrow … It will be the beginning of something very beautiful.”
Barcelona, who received the primary leg of the quarter-final 3-1 usually play on the extra modest Johan Cruyff stadium on the membership’s coaching amenities. They have one of the best attendance in the league with a mean of two,938 followers per recreation.
Source : channelnewsasia.com