In the midst of the usual record-breaking moments in football, something special happened this Sunday in Spain. A big day for women’s football popularity, the Wanda Metropolitano filled up with enormous support for both sides.
Attendance numbers have been very strong this season for women’s football in Spain, especially in the Primera Division and Copa de la Reina. To point this out, Atletico Madrid broke the attendance record last month with 48,121 supporters for a game at the San Mames stadium.
Table leaders Atletico Madrid were eventually beaten by Barcelona by goals from Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan. This means the Catalan giants are just three points behind the leaders with just six games to go.
Attendance numbers were boosted as tickets for the match were available free of cost to club members and €5 for all the general public, according to a report in ESPN.
The Wanda Metropolitano, who will be hosting finalists in the Champions League in June, witnessed an atmosphere that exceeded expectations on all barriers.
The online community reacted in a positive manner, and welcomed the historical moment with open arms, hinting at how women’s football is on the verge of growing big this year and in many years to come.
Here are some of the reactions.
We’re thrilled to see this historic rise in the sport for women and hope to see it rise to super heights. With the FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for this summer, we can only imagine the massive support prepping up.