Barcelona expect another sold-out stadium for the women’s game


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There could be another world-record crowd to watch Barcelona’s semi-final in the Women’s Champions…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There could be another world-record crowd watching Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League semi-final as the club announced on Tuesday that all tickets for the match against Wolfsburg at the Camp Nou stadium were recovered in just over 24 hours.

A crowd of 91,553 watched Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the quarter-finals last month at the Camp Nou, the biggest attendance ever for a women’s game.

The previous record for any women’s game was 90,185 for the 1999 World Cup Final between the United States and China at the Rose Bowl in California.

Barcelona said the 50,000 free tickets made available to club members were all collected on Monday and those sold to the general public disappeared by Tuesday afternoon.

The club said it still had tickets which, according to UEFA regulations, had to be reserved for certain groups, “but depending on the number of additional seats that can be freed up, others should be available in preparation for the match” on April 22.

The club has not specified the exact number of tickets sold so far. Over 70,000 tickets were pre-allocated to see the Barcelona women play the ‘clásico’ against Madrid.

The game against Wolfsburg will be the first leg of the semi-finals. The return match will take place the following week in Germany.

Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain will play the other semi-final.

The Women’s Champions League final will take place in Turin on May 21.


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