The attendance record for a women’s football match registered at Barça-Madrid last week is not a summer flower. After the historic full in the first official women’s match in the Camp Nouthe next duel Champions points to another entry of scandal. Barça, after reporting on Monday that the partners had already withdrawn 50,000 entries in just eight hours for the first leg of the semifinals against Wolfsburg, has opened the sale to other fans, causing long cyber queues from early in the morning. By mid-afternoon, the club reported that all seats had sold out in just 24 hours.
At nine in the morning, the process began through the club’s website and, as happens with the purchase of tickets for big concerts, it immediately collapsed. Some fans who wanted to get one of the precious tickets, which ranged between 11 and 26 euros, have had to wait more than an hour and a half. The club has reserved tickets for various groups by UEFA regulations and has indicated that it will put them on sale as they are released.
The game was initially scheduled for April 23 but the club managed to bring it forward. The club requested the change of date last week not only to avoid coinciding with the celebration of Sant Jordi but also taking into account that the men’s Barça will play on April 24 at the Camp Nou against him Vallecano Ray and, at a minimum, 48 hours between games are necessary to recondition the field. It will finally be held on April 22 at 6:45 p.m. and the return leg will be a week later, on April 30 in German territory.
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The azulgranas, record collectors, have won all their matches this year and aspire to surpass last year’s treble. They have conquered the League and the Super Cup, the only trophy that eluded them last year, and they seek to revalidate the continental and cup crown.
One in four Barça members is a woman (26%), but last Wednesday there was a female win on the pitch and in the stands. Since Montserratcontemporary at 82 years of the pioneers who played that historic Christmas game in 1970, until Julia, aged 4, who was visiting the Camp Nou for the first time. Her parents immortalized with her mobile the reactions of her little girl, with her cheeks painted in azulgrana, to tell her one day that she lived a historic day. The day that Barça played its first official women’s match with an audience in her temple, the day that she surpassed not only the best entry of the men’s Barça this year, but also the record for attendance at a women’s match.
The interest aroused by the duel against Wolfsburg suggests that, far from being an anecdote, that first match at the Camp Nou was another step in the unstoppable growth of women’s Barça, the engine of change in Spanish women’s football.