The Rose Bowl previously held the three most well-attended games in the U.S. All three were a part of the 1984 Olympics, and Saturday's game in Ann Arbor, Mich., easily broke the previous record of 101,799 that was set in a game between France and Brazil.
Incredible pic of the Man Utd v Real Madrid crowd last night. Biggest ever in USA. 109 318 people. Michigan Stadium pic.twitter.com/GG0q4lmDRR— Jamie Frank (@jamiefrank87) August 3, 2014
What did the record number of fans witness? In the first-half, Real Madrid scored its only goal when Gareth Bale scored on a penalty in between a brace by Manchester United's Ashley Young. Manchester United substitute Javier Hernandez added another goal in the second half, and a surprising entrance from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 74th minute couldn't push Real Madrid to threaten.
Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was also a part of the record-setting crowd.
Futbol in the Big House! S/O to Relevent Sports for the tickets pic.twitter.com/EaWaC302hh— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) August 2, 2014