Oshoala nets sixth brace of the season as Barcelona demolish Sporting Huelva

goal.com, 16 February 2020, 15:51
Oshoala nets sixth brace of the season as Barcelona demolish Sporting Huelva
The Nigeria international was at her best as the Catalan secured a comfortable victory at Estadi Johan Cruyff

Asisat Oshoala scored her sixth brace of the season to help Barcelona thump Sporting Huelva 7-0 in Sunday's Primera Iberdrola encounter.

The Super Falcons forward hit her 21st goal of the season with a brace in the Calatans' 4-0 win at Huelva to reach the Women's Cup quarter-final last week and kept her form alive, this time at home.

Alexia Putellas set up Caroline Hansen in the fourth minute to open the scoring for Lluis Cortes' ladies Lieke Martens teed up Jenni Hermoso for the second in the 24th minute of the match.

More teams

In the second half, Hermoso grabbed her brace of the day thanks to a fine pass from Ana Crnogorcevic nine minutes into the half before Lieke Martens got the fourth for Barca in the 72nd minute.

Two minutes later, Putellas fired in the fifth from the spot before she was replaced by Oshoala in the 77th minute, with the Nigerian substitute coming in to complete the rout, scoring a brace at the death.

Oshoala has now scored eight goals in her last five matches. She also has 17 goals in 18 league matches, and 23 in 23 in all competitions this season for Barcelona.

For Sporting, Nigeria's Peace Efih and Ghana's Enerstina Abambila lasted the duration while Gambia's Fatoumata Kanteh and Ghana's Princella Adubea played the last 44 and 15 minutes.

The win keeps Barcelona's nine-point lead at the summit intact, with 53 points from 19 games, while Sporting are 14th with 17 points.

Barcelona will welcome Logrono in their next encounter on Sunday, while Sporting Huelva will visit Depotivo La Corona on Saturday.

Top News
Coronavirus latest: How sports stars passed the time on Wednesday, April 1 The stock market uncertainty for Europe's giants Dybala to Juventus team-mate Ronaldo: We hate you in Argentina! James Rodriguez to snub Arsenal for Everton move? Everton to battle Chelsea for £22m Matias Vecino? Marcus Rashford urges Manchester United to sign Jadon Sancho Manchester United 'keen on summer deal for Nikola Milenkovic' 'Hopefully we can all play together' - Man Utd star Rashford issues plea for Sancho to join Red Devils Fuchs: I still show my Leicester teammates videos of me playing with Raul Marcus Rashford admits desire to play with Jadon Sancho and form explosive front three with Anthony Martial at Manchester United Dybala: I told Cristiano Ronaldo that he is hated in Argentina De Bruyne: I'm going to extend my career after this lockdown Hoffenheim almost signed Thomas Muller in 2008 for three million euros Juventus midfielder Matuidi signs contract extension through to 2021 Coronavirus: Trevor Sinclair defends former side Manchester City in wake of criticism over not suspending season ticket payments Tite: 'Neymar not irreplaceable for Brazil' 'Winning the World Cup is important in life' - Griezmann defends Giroud after Benzema's 'go-kart' jibe Harry Redknapp: 'Tottenham Hotspur must improve to keep Harry Kane' Valencia considering bid for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos? Arteta's Arsenal 'animals' can win the Premier League, says former Gunner Sagna Lucas Tousart, Joe Scally and the new Bundesliga faces to look out for this summer Emre Can on life at Borussia Dortmund, his Goal of the Month stunner and coping with coronavirus Trabzonspor looking to sign Aston Villa Marvelous Nakamba? Barcelona planning Neymar, Antoine Griezmann swap? Immobile cracks up after tricking his child David Bellion, Massimo Taibi, Bebe… The worst XI using players signed by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United Alisson Becker's impossible throw dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo Agent: 'Mesut Ozil very happy at Arsenal' Dimitar Berbatov: 'Jadon Sancho would not think twice about Man United move' Tottenham staff were told of pay cut just 30 minutes before chairman Daniel Levy made statement