Pictures: Super Falcons striker Oshoala nets brace as Barcelona whitewash Atletico Madrid




Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala opens her goal account for FC Barcelona Femini this season with a brace to inspire her side to 6-1 win over Atletico Madrid this weekend.

The two goals ensured the Nigerian forward ended her three matches without a goal since the start of the women’s league this campaign.

It was the visitors what opened scoring after just two minutes of action with a sublime finish from Amanda Sampedro.

But the hosts quickly responded with an equaliser through a penalty superbly converted by Jenifer Hermoso in the 8th minute of the encounter.

Mariona Caldentey doubled her side’s lead two minutes before half hour from a rebound which handed the hosts the lead for the first time in the game.

Laia Aleixandri López’s own goal in the 34th minute put the home team two goals clear of their visitors with about 11 minutes to the rest of the first half.

Oshoala, grabbed her opening goal of the encounter in the extra minutes of the first half following an impressive finish from a wonderful move orchestrated by Graham.

Barca continued to dominate the game at the start of the second half with the Nigerian star grabbing her second goal just after two minutes of resumption.

Atletico were reduced to 10 players after Tounkara was sent off for a second yellow in the 60th minute.

Silvia Meseguer became the second Atletico player to score an own goal in the match in the 76th minute as the Catalan ladies claimed their third straight win over their rivals.

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