Record crowd sees England's women beaten by Germany at Wembley

Klara Buhl scores Germany's winner in the 2-1 victory over England at Wembley Stadium watched by a record crowd of 77,768.

(CNN)Undeterred by the cold and driving rain, a record home crowd for an England women's football international saw the Lionesses beaten 2-1 by Germany at Wembley Stadium Saturday.

Building on the growing popularity of the women's game, the pre-match sales for the friendly clash at the iconic stadium had come close to a sell out, with the eventual attendance of 77,768 setting a new high mark.
By comparison, the previous record of 45,619 came back in 2014 when England lost 3-0 to the same opponent at Wembley, since when its playing fortunes have markedly improved with successive semifinal appearances at the 2015 and 2019 Women's World Cups.