Source Pravda.Ru

Attendance records set in two matches of soccer league in Australia

Two matches on the opening weekend of Australia's new domestic soccer league set ground attendance records as more than 70,000 spectators overall had their first look at the A-League.

In Brisbane on Sunday, 20,725 people at Suncorp Stadium set a crowd record at a domestic soccer game when the Queensland Roar beat the New Zealand Knights 2-0. Two hours later, that mark was broken when 25,208 fans watched Sydney FC and Melbourne draw 1-1.

In other weekend matches, the Central Coast Mariners beat Perth 1-0 and Adelaide United defeated Newcastle 1-0, both away wins. Adelaide beat the Newcastle Jets in front of a crowd of 13,160 while 11,113 watched the Mariners down the Glory at Perth, AP reports.