Juventus Women draw record crowd in Italy

Juventus Women celebrate their win Source: Getty Images

Juventus have attracted a crowd of 39,000 - a record for a women's football match in Italy - when they played a home game at the Allianz stadium for the first time on Sunday.

The crowd in Turin, nearly three times the previous record of 14,000 set in 2008, saw leaders Juventus beat second-placed Fiorentina 1-0 with a late goal from Sofie Junge Pedersen to put them on the brink of winning the Serie A title.

Tickets were free although they had to be reserved beforehand.

It comes a week after the world record for the largest attendance at a club women's football match was set, with 60,739 supporters turning out at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to see Barcelona defeat hosts Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the Primera Division Femenina.

Defending champions Juventus are four points clear at the top of the 12-team league with three matches to play.

The women's Serie A was first established in Italy in 1968 although it was only brought under the control of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) this season.

"Taking the lead and winning in front of all these people is emotional," Juventus coach Rita Guarino said.

"I look back and I think of all the people who fought with me to make this sport more and more appreciated and followed: this was really an important day."

Juventus made their debut in women's Serie A last season and won the title at the first attempt.

Source AAP