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Barcelona’s women’s football team set a new world record by attracting 91,500 supporters to Camp Nou for the second leg of the El Classico versus Real Madrid’s women’s team. In the UEFA Women’s Champions League second leg.
Barcelona won with a score of 5 to 2, bringing the overall score to 8-3 after winning the first leg by a score of 3 to 1.
The match in Camp Nou set a new record for women’s football in terms of attendance, both for the club and for the country, with over 91 thousand fans in attendance.
Barcelona’s women had never lost a Clasico before, and they weren’t going to start on this historic night, sweeping Real Madrid aside in front of over 91,000 fans to book their spot in the Champions League semi-finals.
Real Madrid took an early lead in the first leg through Olga Carmona after only eight minutes, but Barcelona learned their lesson and went up first at the Nou Camp, never looking back despite an early second-half wobble.
Mapi Leon started them off with an inswinging cross into the box, but she got too carried away with it, leaving goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez scrambling.
Rodriguez had little chance as the ball soared over her head and into the net, giving Barcelona a 1-0 lead and putting
them in command.
Playing at Camp Nou is the start of a new era,’ according to Putellas.
In their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Barcelona women will face Real Madrid in front of a sold-out Camp Nou.
Real answered through Carmona, who converted from the penalty spot in the 16th minute with calmness.
Barcelona survived a fright at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the first leg, requiring a late brace from captain Alexia Putellas, and they survived another worry here before a late flurry of goals gave them comfort.
Claudia Zornoza delivered a spectacular effort from 35 yards out to lob a backtracking Sandra Panos in goal early in the second half, sending nerves jangling.
But that was all of Real Madrid’s joy, as Aitana Bonmati, Claudia Pina, Putellas, and Caroline Graham Hansen all scored to complete a 5-2 rout on the night, bringing the aggregate score to 8-3.