Barcelona (AFP) – A world report crowd for a girls’s soccer match of 91,553 noticed Barcelona cruise into the Champions League semi-finals by thrashing Real Madrid 5-2 at Camp Nou on Wednesday to seal an 8-3 win on mixture.
The crowd determine surpassed the earlier report for a girls’s match when 90,185 watched the 1999 World Cup remaining between the United States and China on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
It additionally smashed the earlier report attendance for a girls’s membership fixture, set in March 2019 as 60,739 supporters noticed Barca beat Atletico Madrid on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain wanted extra-time to safe a 2-2 house draw with Bayern Munich to progress 4-3 on mixture.
Barcelona had been keen to provide Wednesday’s fixture as a lot visibility as doable.
The membership’s 147,000 members had been allowed 24 hours to e book as much as 4 free tickets, with solely an administration cost due of two.50 euros. Non-members had been then in a position to purchase tickets for between 9 to fifteen euros.
The reigning European champions advance to the semi-finals the place they’ll face the winners of Arsenal and Wolfsburg.
Alexia Putellas, winner of the ladies’s Ballon d’Or in November, added Barcelona’s fourth after additionally scoring twice within the 3-1 first leg win.
“It was magical – the game finished and nobody wanted to go home,” Putellas stated.
“We were celebrating with the fans, it’s amazing. There were so many people, so many girls. What happened today was historic.”
– Bachmann places PSG by means of –
It began effectively for Barca when, within the eighth minute, Jenni Hermoso handed again for Mapi Leon out on the precise and her in-swinging cross caught Misa out of place, the ball curling over the Madrid goalkeeper and in.
But Barca’s lead was short-lived as Olga Carmona’s pushed shot caught the precise elbow of Irene Paredes and Olga steered the penalty into the nook.
Madrid had been gaining in confidence because the half wore on and shortly after the interval, they pulled forward, Claudia Zornoza scoring a surprising purpose from distance. With Madrid breaking by means of the center on the break, Zornoza took over, noticed Sandra Panos off her line and lobbed the keeper from all of 40 yards.
Barca’s mixture benefit was minimize to at least one and nerves may need begun to take maintain. Instead, they scored twice in three minutes to all-but finish Madrid’s hopes.
First, Madrid had been crushed to a free ball in midfield and Hermoso performed rapidly to Aitana Bonmati, who was given an excessive amount of room to nip inside and discover the nook.
Then, Fridolina Rolfo’s overhit go was tidied up by Claudia Pina, who drifted ahead and clipped a shot into the far nook.
With progress secured, Barcelona started to take pleasure in themselves and 7 minutes later, Putellas made it 4, her shot by means of the legs of Babett Peter squirming by means of the arms of Misa, who ought to have accomplished higher.
Caroline Hansen added a fifth on the again put up after a surging run down the left by Rolfo. The largest cheer of the night time then got here in injury-time, when the massive display screen confirmed the attendance.
In Paris, substitute Ramona Bachmann grabbed the extra-time purpose which gave PSG an mixture 4-3 win over a Bayern facet lacking 12 gamers by means of damage and sickness.
Swiss star Bachmann drifted away from her marker to attain into the far nook previous the dive of goalkeeper Janina Leitzig.
Sandy Baltimore had given the French facet a seventeenth minute lead with a intelligent lob.
However, Bayern levelled on the night time by means of Saki Kumagai simply two minutes later.
Klara Buehl, who had additionally scored within the first leg, then put the German facet in entrance and stage on mixture on 54 minutes with a shot deflected in by Lea Schueller.
PSG will face both seven-time champions Lyon or Juventus for a spot within the remaining.