Nigerian Barcelona Star Scores 23rd Goal Of The Season As Opponents End 49-Match Unbeaten Run

Nigerian Barcelona Star Scores 23rd Goal Of The Season As Opponents End 49-Match Unbeaten Run

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Asisat Oshoala was on target for Barcelona in their 4-3 loss to Atletico Madrid in their final league game of the season

- Barcelona Ladies have maintained a 49-match unbeaten run on before it was ended by Atletico in the thrilling contest

- Oshoala played the entire duration of the game while Nigerian international Rasheedat Ajibade featured for 45 minutes

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Asisat Oshoala ended the season with 16 league goals and 23 in all competitions in Barcelona's loss to Atletico Madrid by 4-3, Brila.

The Nigerian international was on target in the game as her side's 49-match unbeaten run was ended by their league rivals.

Barca ladies won the league, FA Cup and Champions League this season but their last game ended in a defat to hosts Atletico.

Nigerian Barcelona star scores 23rd goal of the season as opponents end 49-match unbeaten run
Asisat Oshoala scores 23rd goal of the season as Atletico Madrid end their 49-match unbeaten run. Photo by Diego Souto
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It was the home side that took the lead in the entertaining encounter through Amanda Sampedro as she finished superbly in the 12th minute to make it 1-0.

The lead only lasted for seven minutes as Bruna Vilamala leveled matters at 1-1 after being helped by Jana Fernandez.

Oshoala put Barca in front for the first time in the game in the 38th minute to make it 2-1 but Atletico came back to even the scores at 2-2 through Emelyne Laurent in the 56th minute.

Ten minutes later Laurent completed her brace as Atletico went ahead again by 3-2 but the European champions fought back as Marta Torrejon found the back of the net to make it 3-3.

The match only needed a goal from either side to be the match-winner as Atletico won in style ten minutes from time.

Deyna Castellanos grabbed the winner in style the 80th minute as the match ended 4-3. Oshoala played all 90 minutes of the game while her compatriot, Ajibade saw 45 minutes of action.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Super Falcons superstar Asisat Oshoala has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for Manchester United this summer.

The Nigerian women's national team captain recently conquered Europe with Barcelona Ladies following their Champions League triumph.

She also won her second league title with the Catalans while wrapping up the season by winning the Queen's Cup last weekend.

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