Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid set a new women's attendance record with 91,553 fans showing up to Camp Nou.
A packed crowd exceeded the 90,185 attendees who watched the United States defeat China in the 1999 World Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Barcelona also previously set a women's club record in 2019 when 60,739 people watched them face Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano.
The record crowd saw Barcelona advance to the semifinals Wednesday with a 5-2 win, upping their aggregate advantage 8-3.
The match moved from Estadi Johan Cruyff, Barcelona's normal home that seats 6,000 people, to Camp Nou in response to high demand. They've won all six Champions League group draws by a stunning plus-23 goal differential and have not lost any match since August.
Captain Alexia Putellas, one of five Barcelona players to find the net during Wednesday's latest triumph, discussed the expanded spotlight on her squad in a press conference before the match.
"This can be the start of a new era," Putellas said, per ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens. "This game is going to inspire a lot of people, especially girls. I didn't imagine it [was possible] because I just saw men, which is why I say it can open many doors for many people.
"I knew I could play football, but it did not seem accessible on this scale. That's why this match can mark a before and after because Barca are the biggest club in the world and they have a voice."