Inter Milan have registered a new record in terms of average attendance in the Champions League group stage fixtures.
The Nerazzurri have finished the first stage of the competition undefeated after winning three matches and drawing as many.
Despite being on level terms with Real Sociedad, they missed out on the top spot due to an inferior goal difference.
But what made this group stage truly special was the elevated number of fans in attendance at the Giuseppe Meazza.
According to Calcio e Finanza via FcInterNews, Inter have made a new record in the number of fans who tuned out to support the club in the group-stage fixtures.
The source notes that 206,868 were in attendance in total, with an average of 68,956 spectators per match at San Siro.
As the report explains, this is the highest average that the club has recorded since making its first participation in the new format (in 1998/99).
Inter Milan Fans Set New Record With Almost 69,000 Tuning In For Every Champions League Group Stage Match
The Nerazzurri have surpassed last season’s tally of 67,389 spectators per match.
As the source reveals, the numbers have been on the up in recent years, especially since the club’s return to the Champions League under the guidance of Luciano Spalletti in 2018.
There was a time when the average had plummeted to 24,013. This occurred in the 2011/12 campaign which followed the end of the treble-winning era.
Simone Inzaghi’s men will be relying on the great support of the fanbase as a tough battle likely awaits them in the Round of 16.
The Nerazzurri will find out the identity of their next European opponents on Monday’s draw.