Nigerian Striker Scores Brace In Barcelona's League Win Over Real Betis

Nigerian Striker Scores Brace In Barcelona's League Win Over Real Betis

Akan Anwankwo
September 12, 2021 at 5:38 PM
  • Asisat Oshoala has opened her account in the new campaign when Barcelona walloped Real Betis in a league encounter
  • The Nigerian international scored both goals in the second half as La Blaugranes ran over their opponents away from home by 5-0
  • The 26-year-old is expected to join the Super Falcons camp ahead of the six-nation tournament to be held in Lagos

Asisat Oshoala's name was on the scoresheet twice as Barcelona continued their impressive run of form in the opening season, Goal.

Summary of the game

The defending champions had to labour hard before finding the back of the net late in the first half through Putellas Alexia during the injury time of the first 45 minutes.

Nigerian striker scores brace in Barcelona's league win over Real Betis
Super Eagles striker Asisat Oshoala scores brace in Barcelona's league win over Real Betis. Photo by ONATHAN NACKSTRAND
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Three after the break Oshoala then grabbed her first of the season as she made it 2-0 for La Blaugranes.

Caldentey Mariona added the third four minutes later before Rolfo Fridolina made it 4-0 four minutes after the hour mark.

The Nigerian international then wrapped up the scoring with 11 minutes left on the clock to secure a 5-0 win over the home side.

Barcelona remain top of the table with maximum points from two matches with rivals Atletico Madrid on the same points but inferior goal difference.

The four-time African player of the year is expected to join up with the Super Falcons for the six-nation Aisha Buhari tournament that will start from September 15 to September 21 in Lagos.

The 11-time African champions have been grouped alongside Morocco and Mali as the ladies will also prepare for the 2022 AWON cracker against Ghana in October.

Lingard hangs out with Burna Boy, Pogba

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Jesse Lingard was spotted hanging with Burna Boy behind the stage after his performance in Manchester, Instagram.

The England international was among the scorers when United thrashed Newcastle by 4-1 with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a brace and Bruno Fernandes scoring one.

The match marked the return of Ronaldo to the Theatre of Dreams and the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did to fail to disappoint as he scored two goals.

Oshoala buys new benz also reported that Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has gotten her Instagram followers buzzing after showing off a new Mercedes Benz C200.

Findings show that the 2021 model of the ride which has heated front seats and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster standard is worth $43,600 (about N19million) via Cars US News.

The four-time Africa Women’s Player of the Year Award recipient shared photos of herself seated on an unregistered Mercedes Benz C200.

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