18 March 2019

Nigeria: Oshoala Scores As Barca Ladies Beat Atletico in Madrid

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Former African Footballer of the Year and Super Falcon striker, Asisat Oshoala extended her goal scoring form with FC Barcelona Ladies after helping the side to a 2-0 away win against title rivals Atletico Madrid Ladies yesterday in Madrid.

The game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was watched by 60,739 fans- a new record for a women's club match.

The goal was Oshoala's the fifth after five appearances for the club in the Liga Iberdrola which she joined few months ago on loan from Chinese league.

The Super Falcons star had joined from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January.

Oshoala opened scoring for FC Barcelona Ladies in the 65th minute of the keenly-contested encounter, after the first half had ended goalless.

The former Arsenal Ladies and Liverpool Ladies player was however replaced by Toni Duggan 17 minutes from time.

Substitute Duggan made the three points safe for the FC Barcelona Ladies by netting the second goal 10 minutes from time.

The result means FC Barcelona Ladies, with 63 points from 24 games played so far,, narrowed the gap at the top to just three points.

They are behind table-toppers Atletico Madrid on 66 points in the 16-club Liga Iberdrola Primera Division.

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