Oshoala nets hat-trick in Barcelona’s 7-0 victory

Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala grabbed the headlines again; scoring three goals as Barcelona Ladies recorded an emphatic 7-0 victory over Valencia in one of Saturday’s Spanish Primera Division tie

The Nigeria international was on target for Barcelona’s fourth, fifth and seventh goals in Saturday’s tie.

Barcelona within the first 60 seconds shot into the lead as Mariona converted an assist from Aitana.

 Surprisingly, despite dominating every department of the game, it took almost half an hour before the Barca team could double their lead and it was the same player that scored the second, this time assisted by Graham Hansen.

Hansen moved from a provider to a scorer as she powered in Barcelona’s third, and then crossed to Oshoala for goal number four before the Nigerian added one more to make it 5-0 by the break.

The Barcelona Ladies continued from where they stopped in the second half and when initially slowed down by the series of chances they blew away; including a penalty miss by Oshoala.

Eventually, Torrejón in the 55 the minute increased Barcelona’s lead to 6-0 before a fine finish from Oshoala rounded off her hat-trick and effectively saw Barcelona finishing as 7-0 winners.

With the comprehensive win on Saturday, Barça have now scored 45 goals and conceded just once in the league.

For Oshoala, she now has seven goals to her name across all competitions for Barcelona this season.

RovingNaija reports that she has scored 35 goals in 33 games for Barcelona in 2020

The reigning Africa Women Player of the year will be hoping to add more goals to her name as she and her Barcelona teammates shift their focus to the Women’s Champions League where they will host PSV Eindhoven in their next game on Wednesday.

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