Making It Look Easy: FCB Femení Move One Step Closer to Turin
Camp Nou, Barcelona
The crowd at Camp Nou broke the recently created record of the most attended women’s football game by 95 tonight, as FC Barcelona took on VfL Wolfsburg in the first leg of the Champions League semi finals.
The previous record of 91,553 was set only 3 weeks ago at the same stadium when the very same FC Barcelona team defeated their Clásico rivals Real Madrid Femenino by 5-2 in the second leg of the quarter finals.
The tickets to this semi-final game were released in two phases, 50,000 at first to the club’s members and the rest the next day, open to all. Tickets in both categories were sold out within 24 hours, to form the crowd of 91,648 that filled up Camp Nou tonight.
No ens cansem de fer història pic.twitter.com/aYPRCVAh1X— FC Barcelona Femení (@FCBfemeni) April 22, 2022
Coming to the match in itself, it was a much expected domination by the Catalan side, starting with an early 2nd minute goal from Aitana Bonmati, followed by Caroline Hansen, Jennifer Hermoso, and captain Alexia Putellas to put Barça ahead by 4 at half-time.
While Wolfsburg had found their way to this stage of the competition by defeating Arsenal on a 3-1 aggregate, they proved to be of no competition for FCB Femení who have been in stellar form throughout the season.
The consolation goal for the German side came from the Dutch midfielder Jill Roord at the 25th minute of the second half.
The second half also saw crowd favorite Alexia Putellas scoring one off a penalty to take the final score to 5-1 in this massive first-leg win for la Blaugrana femení.
This Barcelona side who were crowned the Spanish champions in March while they had six games still in hand are currently looking to complete a quadruple by winning the Champions League final in Turin, to improve on their treble from last year.
The high quality football being continually displayed by the women in blue and red is bound to go down in history as one of the greatest seasons by any club, along with the record of the highest number of people witnessing it live.
There is no doubt that Camp Nou shall remember the elegance of the game of football displayed by Putellas and her team, as they prove themselves unrivalled in all of Europe.
This Catalan team is here to make history, and the crowd couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of their success.