La Liga stated that Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona has set a world record for the highest attendance at a women's soccer club match.

By Associated Press
March 17, 2019

MADRID (AP) La Liga stated that Sunday's match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona has set a world record for the highest attendance at a women's soccer club match.

The Spanish league says that 60,739 people turned out at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to see the hosts lose 2-0 to Barcelona. Both sides play in Spain's Liga Femenina Iberdrola. Goals from Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan sealed the win for Barça. 

Barcelona cut two-time defending champion Atletico's lead at the top of the standings to three points with six matches remaining.

The record for any women's match was the 90,185 people who watched the 1999 World Cup final between the United States and China at the Rose Bowl. At the 2012 Olympic final in London, 80,203 people saw the United States defeat Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal.

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