Women's Football

Barcelona sell out Camp Nou in just over 24 hours for UWCL semi-final

Jamie Spencer
Barcelona recently played in front of more than 91,000 at Camp Nou against Real Madrid
Barcelona recently played in front of more than 91,000 at Camp Nou against Real Madrid / SOPA Images/GettyImages

Barcelona have sold out Camp Nou for the second successive Women’s Champions League game, with tickets for the semi-final first leg against Wolfsburg later this month all getting snapped up by eager fans in a little over 24 hours after first being made available.

Barça hosted more than 91,000 fans at Camp Nou for their recent quarter-final against Real Madrid, setting a new all-time attendance world record for an officially recognised women’s match.

But the reigning European champions now look set to match that feat, proving a huge appetite for women’s football in Catalonia, as Wolfsburg come to town.

All 50,000 tickets that were made available to club members were taken on Monday, before the general sale saw all remaining tickets sold by Tuesday afternoon.

Wolfsburg have twice won the Champions League, in 2013 and 2014, as well finishing as runners-up on three other occasions – most recently in 2020. They also knocked out Arsenal in the last eight.

But Barça, despite surprisingly struggling in their first leg against Real, remain strong favourites to retain the European title they won in sublime fashion against Chelsea in last season’s final.

The quarter-final stage this season attracted nearly 12 million views on DAZN’s dedicated YouTube channel. That is on top of the more than 14 million views for the inaugural group stage.

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