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109,318 watch Real Madrid and Manchester United at Michigan Stadium; sets US soccer record

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Michigan Stadium claims another record. 109,318 observe Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Big House.

Joshua Henschke

The University of Michigan and Michigan Stadium can add another record to their "Leaders and Best" phrase.

The soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United set a U.S soccer attendance record on Saturday where 109,318 fans observed the two iconic teams face-off in Ann Arbor. The previous record was set in 1984 where 101,799 people saw Brazil and France face off at the Rose Bowl during the Olympic final.

On top of soccer, Michigan Stadium also claims attendance records in NCAA football and hockey in 2010 for the Big Chill.

The rosters saw many famous players and World Cup stars on both teams. Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney and Iker Casillas all saw starting minutes.

2014 Ballon d'Or (European footballer of the year award) winner Cristiano Ronaldo was originally not scheduled to play due to fitness. But was subbed in late in the second half to a raucous applause from the Real Madrid fans.

The match was shown around the world in up to 40 countries,

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