Super-sub Oshoala scores as Barcelona hit Huelva for five

The Super Falcons star came off the bench to find his way to the net in the Blaugranes erasing Jenny Benitez’s squad

Asisat Oshoala continued with his impressive scoring form as Barcelona mutilated Huelva 5-0 in the Primera Division meeting on Thursday.

The 26-year-old found his way to the net in the Blaugranes’ 4-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday night.

Oshoala came off the substitutes bench to propel his side to a convincing victory at Estadi Johan Cruyff.

As expected, the hosts started the game on a high note dominating possession. After 22 minutes of play, Lieke Martens gave Barca the lead after converting a Caroline Graham cross.

The Norwegian midfielder prepared Jennifer Hermoso for the second goal eight minutes later.

Despite a few attempts from the visitors, they entered the break with a two-goal deficit.

Benitez’s side conceded their third goal four minutes after the hour mark with Aitana Bonmati receiving an assist from Hermoso.

With three points already secured, Oshoala was thrown into the fray for defender Melanie Serrano in the 69th minute.

Two minutes before full time, the four-time African player of the year scored the fourth goal of the evening after hitting a fine performance from Marta Torrejon in front of American goalkeeper Anna Buhigas.

Barcelona were not yet finished as they completed the beating in the final stages of the match.

The Nigerian international’s effort was her 18th in the 2020-21 campaign, and she is just two goals off her best in Europe.

The African star will be hoping to increase his number of goals when Barcelona host Eibar at Estadi Johan Cruyff on Sunday, June 27.

For Huelva, they hope to find their way back to victory by welcoming Santa Teresa.

After the Spanish team lost to Chelsea in the final of the Uefa Women’s Champions League, Oshoala became the first Nigerian as well as the first African to win the competition.

“I can only thank God who made it all possible through hard work, playing alongside this incredibly talented group that creates a beautiful family atmosphere,” said Oshoala. BBC Sport Africa.

“It’s a great feeling and I can’t really express my emotions because it’s been a tough journey to get here.

“I hope this will continue to inspire other young girls in Africa and motivate everyone across the world so that you can achieve whatever you want and work hard for it.”


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