World record crowd for women's football match

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England international Toni Duggan secured a 2-0 victory for Barcelona in front of a world record crowd of 60,739 fans for a women's football club match.

Duggan scored Barca's second in the second half at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to shake up the title race. 

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The 27-year-old tweeted after the match: 'So that’s how it feels to score against your rivals, in front of 60,000 people!!!! Wow, What a day, more importantly what a WIN! Today we made history...'

Toni Duggan reels away after scoring Barcelona's second - AFP
Toni Duggan reels away after scoring Barcelona's second - AFP

Atletico were leading Barca by six points at the top of the Liga Iberdrola heading into the game but saw that deficit halved following goals from Asisat Oshoala and Duggan. There are six games left to run this season.

The previous attendance record for a women's game in Spain was Athletic Bilbao's game with Atletico Madrid in the Copa de la Reina on Jan 30, when 48,000 supporters crammed into the San Mames stadium in Bilbao.

The former world record attendance for a women's club match was a game between Mexican sides Monterrey and Tigres in 2018, where 51,000 fans showed up.

The biggest attendance for any women's game remains the 1999 World Cup final between the United States and China which saw 90,000 fans flood into the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles.

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