Asisat scores brace as Barcelona fall 3-2 to Sporting Huelva

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Asisat Oshoala

Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala scored two goals for Barcelona Femení in their 2-3 loss to Sporting Huelva on Wednesday, February 13.

The 24-year-old forward, who joined Brcelona on loan from Chinese Women Super League side Dalian Quanjin, scored both goals for her side but that could not prevent their first loss of the season in the league.

In the 21st league game of the season, Asisat gave Barcelona the lead in the 16th minute before adding the second goal in the 84th minute after being named in the starting line-up for the first time by Coach Lluis Cortés,.

Sporting Huelva scored three goals in the space of nine minutes to take a two-goal lead when Raquel Fernandes scored the equaliser after a defensive error, Anita with a header in the 61st minute before Flor Bonsegundo converted a swift counter-attack in the 67th minute.

Oshoala scored again for Barcelona in the 84th minute but was too late as Huelva held on for a much-needed win.

The result means that Barcelona’s streak of four consecutive wins was broken and now are six points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

Oshoala now has a total of three goals since she joined Barcelona after scoring a goal on her debut against Rayo Vallecan on Sunday.

The three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year is expected to return to action when Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in their next fixture scheduled for Sunday.