Asisat Oshoala at the centre of Barca Femeni’s friendly win

Asisat Oshoala at the centre of Barca Femeni’s friendly win
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Asisat Oshoala is not letting up from last season, as she led Barcelona Femeni in a 2-0 pre-season win over Club América. The Super Falcons star, while trying to get in her stride, is already flaming hot.

After a FIFA Women’s World Cup outing where the prolific Super Falcons striker led Nigeria to the second round, she is back at her club preparing for the upcoming season.

With her fans expecting plenty from her this campaign, the UEFA Women’s Champions League winner is not slowing down.

Barcelona Femeni started their pre-season tour of North America with a win against Club América, and Asisat Oshoala showed she was ready for the season ahead.

An Asisat Oshoala assist helps Barca Femeni to a win

Asisat Oshoala of FC Barcelona and Gloria Sliskovic of Juventus
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Barcelona Femeni took on Club América in their first game in the pre-season tie, and it was far from an easy stride. The European champions received a good test from their Mexican opponents.

It showed that women's football is not exclusive to Europe as the Liga MX proved their mettle.

Two goals in each half, with Asisat Oshoala playing a vital role in one, was enough to settle the tie.

The atmosphere was electric, with Barça enjoying early domination. In a fast counterattack led by Dragoni and Asisat Oshoala, the Nigerian star slipped the final ball to Claudia Pina, who tucked it into the net.

The first half petered off as it approached its end, but the excitement was still evident.

Asisat Oshoala against Juventus in Joan Gamper trophy
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A close second half

The second half resumed with both sides making massive changes to their teams. It was an almost entirely different team that strode out. Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas came on in the second half.

Club América came close to getting the leveller, but the post was between the North American side and a goal.

With the game still evenly contested, the Catalan side wrapped up the game inside injury time.

Young Judit Pujols made sure of the tie as she hit a rocket that was beyond the reach of the goalkeeper.

Asisat Oshoala did not play the 90 minutes, as she returned to the bench in the second half.

Oshoala also featured in the 5-0 Joan Gamper Trophy win over Juventus. However, she was not on the scoresheet for the European champions.

América: Itzel, Pereira, Kimberly, Nicolette, Karen, Jocelyn, Natalia, Aurelie, Sarah, Katty, Kiana, Alison, Sabrina, Cuevas, Aylin, Karina, Eva & Destinee.

Barça: Paños, Martina, Jana, Pina, Corrales, Graham, Patri, Szymczak, Camara, Dragoni, Oshoala, Txell Font, Gemma, Mapi León, Marta, Martret, Alexia, Caño, Bezis, Bruna, Emma, Brugts, Engen, Judit & Vicky.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.