Oshoala’s well taken brace sinks Montpelier

Oshoala’s well taken brace sinks Montpelier

Asisat Oshoala was on target twice for Barcelona in their pre-season game against Montpelier on Sunday.

Asisat Oshoala was left on the bench for the first 45 minutes of the encounter, but in the second half, coach Lluis Cortés decided to introduce her, Cata Coll, Graham, Melanie, Hamraoui and Aitana Bonmatí into the game.

 


Oshoala then opened the scoring four minutes after an hour mark after converting a pass from Mariona.

 

The four-time African women’s footballer of the controlled the pass with a good touch before fired past the visiting goalkeeper.

 

The Nigerian forward added the in the closing stages of the game, this time she took advantage of an error by the visiting goalkeeper to doubled her team’s advantage, before Jennifer Hermoso later scored the third in the added time.

 

It was the fifth friendly meeting between Barça and Montpellier in the last five seasons and the Catalans have won three wins,  draw one, and recorded just a defeat.

 

Meanwhile, Oshoala and her teammates will continue preparation for the 2019/20 Champions League, which will be played in the Final 8 format in the Basque Country, from 21 to 30 August.

 

Their quarter-final opponents are Atlético de Madrid, and the game will be played at the San Mamés stadium.

 

 

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