Barcelona women stretched their lead on the log to 20 points as they thrashed Athletico Bilbao’s women 4-0 away from home.
Nigerian Super Falcons starlet Asisat Oshoala registered her name on the scoresheet in the Blaugraness maul of the Lionesses at the Lezama Biscay stadium.
Having been on international duty for Nigeria a few days ago, Lluis Cortes handed the 26-year-old a starting place yesterday where she played a midfield role alongside Ana-Maria Crynogorcevic and Kheira Hamraoui.
Barcelona Femini continued their usual dominance in games and that paid off when they opened the scoreline in the 22nd minute. Spanish international Patricia Guijarro headed home a delicious corner kick served by compatriot Mapi Leon to give Lluis Cortes women the lead.
The European Champions were looking to add to the deficit and kept on hunting for more and 10 minutes later, they doubled their tally. This time it was the debutant Berta Bou who scored the second to give the visiting side a two goals cushion into the half time break.
Athletic club were looking to mitigate the punishment as they tried to launch attack against the Barcelona women. But their attack will not yield fruitful result and rather left their defense to be found wanting. Thus on the hour mark, the four-time African Women’s Player of the Year capitalising on the chaotic defending from the host placed the ball past Amaia Peña to put the game beyond Iraia Iturregi’s women reach — a goal increased her goal tally in the current campaign to 17.
The Barcelona Femini haven’t finished business not until Allexia Putellas beat her marker in the area to hand the traveling women a 4-0 victory over Athletico Bilbao’s women.
Oshoala will be hoping to replicate her impressive display last night when Barcelona host Sporting De Huelva to the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Thursday 24th June for their 33rd game of the season.