Spanish women's football is real winner as 17,000 watch Valencia beat Levante in an historic Valencian derby!

Spanish women’s football is real winner as 17,000 watch Valencia beat Levante in an historic Valencian derby!

It is not very often that we get to report on a domestic women’s football game attracting crowds of 17,000, which is exactly what happened in Spain last weekend!

Spain are one of the many countries who are investing in the development of the women’s game and are seeing the benefits of their efforts.

Spanish women's football is real winner as 17,000 watch Valencia beat Levante in an historic Valencian derby!

The Spanish Liga Iberdrola saw their domestic campaign reach another level as 17,000 spectators came out to watch Valencia thrash Levante at Mestalla.

The attendance put them in the record books and created an atmosphere at the stadium that was befitting of a local derby.

Spanish women's football is real winner as 17,000 watch Valencia beat Levante in an historic Valencian derby!

Valencia claimed the win in front of the enthusiastic record crowd but it was Spanish women’s football as a whole that was the real winner, with more than 17,000 people turning out to watch this derby on the big stage at Mestalla.

Adding to the already historic occasion, an aerial camera was used for the first time in a women’s match in Spain, enabling the six goals – scored by Yanara Aedo (2), Carolina Ferez, Mari Paz Vilas, Estefania Banini and Marta Peiro – to be admired in all their glory from a different angle.

Spanish women's football is real winner as 17,000 watch Valencia beat Levante in an historic Valencian derby!

A further example that LaLiga’s commitment to improving the game is not just for the fans at the ground but also improving broadcasting for fans at their homes who could enjoy the encounter with better technology and quality.

Video: Action from the historic derby including fantastic clips from the aerial camera

 

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