Milan-Craiova sets new #UEL qualifying attendance record

The crowd of 65,763 that watched AC Milan beat Craiova is a new UEFA Europa League qualifying attendance record, beating the high set when Dortmund met Wolfsberg in 2015.

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AC Milan have set a new record attendance for UEFA Europa League qualifying with 65,763 spectators watching their third qualifying round second leg against Craiova.

That crowd at San Siro surpassed the previous total of 65,190 set when Borussia Dortmund played Wolfsberg at the same stage in the 2015/16 competition. In terms of the UEFA Europa League overall, the 80,465 who turned out to see Tottenham Hotspur play Gent in the round of 32 second leg in February remains a competition high.  

Highest attendances in play-offs/qualifying
1: 65,763 AC Milan 2-0 Craiova, 03/08/17, third qualifying round second leg
2: 65,190
 – Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Wolfsberg, 06/08/2015, third qualifying round second leg
3: 64,200 – Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odd, 27/08/2015, play-off second leg
4: 56,932 – West Ham United 0-1 Astra Giurgiu, 25/08/2016, play-off, second leg
5: 53,914West Ham United 3-0 Domžale, 04/08/2016, third qualifying round second leg

United win 4-1 in front of record group crowd
United win 4-1 in front of record group crowd

Highest attendances in the UEFA Europa League
1. 80,465
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Gent, 23/02/2017, round of 32 second leg
2. 75,180
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool, 17/03/2016, round of 16 second leg
3. 73,063
Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe, 20/10/2016, group stage
4. 67,553
 – Dynamo Kyiv 5-2 Everton, 19/03/2015, round of 16 second leg
5. 67,328
 – Manchester United 1-2 Ajax, 23/02/2012, round of 32 second leg

Group stage record: 73,063Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe, 20/10/2016

Final record: 52,347 – Atlético Madrid 3-0 Athletic Club, 09/05/2012, Bucharest