The Super Falcons star got her first start of the season, and she made good use of the opportunity
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala scored her first goal of the season for Barcelona femeni in their 4-1 demolition of Villarreal femini.
Oshoala came on as a substitute in Barcelona’s opening day victory over Granadilla Tenerife, but coach Jonatan Giraldez gave her the nod to lead the line away at Villarreal.
The Catalans showed their superiority from the start of the game, and they were rewarded with a goal from Mapi Leon in the 26th minute.
However, that was all the Spanish champions could muster in the first half.
In the second half, Barcelona came out hungrier, and they played better and more fluid football.
Three minutes into the second period, Oshoala latched onto a pass from Mariona Caldentey which put her through on goal. The Super Falcons wasted no time, as she struck a perfect shot from outside the box past the charging Villarreal keeper to make it 2-0 for Barcelona.
Rocco Garcia pulled one back for the home side in the 56th minute to give her side a fighting chance.
Nonetheless, Barcelona fired back with goals from Claudia Pina and Lara Mata(own goal) to ensure a 4-1 win for the defending champions.
The win takes Barcelona to the summit of the Liga Femini, albeit on goal difference.
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