ALEXIA PUTELLAS reckons Barcelona’s historic struggle against Real Madrid at home could be a turning point for women’s football.
It is reported that more than 90,000 tickets have been sold as players will fill the Nou Camp for the Champions League quarter-finals game.
And Forbes reports that very few tickets are currently available for the game, which starts at 5:45 p.m. tonight.
It’s the mind game on the ground that, with a capacity of 99,534, could break the record for the highest attendance at a women’s soccer game.
That record was broken at the 1999 Rose Bowl in the United States, when a crowd of 90,185 watched the United States defeat China at the Women’s World Cup.
Playing in front of tens of thousands of fans at a stadium she used to visit as a child is a dream come true for Putellas, 28.
On Monday the Barka Midfielder, a lifelong supporter of the club, told reporters: “This game will inspire a lot of people.
“You will see how women play at the Camp Nou and I’m sure the fruits of that will be reaped in the future.
“Many girls will dream of being able to play on such a special stage.
“This could be a before and after moment in women’s football.”
Barcelonawho defeated Madrid 3-2 in the first leg of the quarter-finals has made an assault on the home front.
And they did so after a league run in which they won the 25 games they have played so far this season and scored a whopping 138 goals.
It comes nearly nine months after they claimed their first Champions League crown after a 4-0 defeat Chelsea
Her efforts resulted in Putellas winning the Ballon d’Or and being named Fifa Player of the Year last year.
The Barca captain added: “I didn’t imagine playing at the Nou-Camp as a girl as I only saw men play there.
“The game can open so many doors for so many girls and I’m proud that Barca make that possible.”
Barcelona vs Real Madrid can be followed live on DAZN’s YouTube tonight from 5:45 p.m channel
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18114294/alexia-putellas-barcelona-nou-camp/ Barcelona star Putellas says El Clasico at the Nou Camp could be a ‘before and after moment’ for women’s football