Asisat Oshoala scores again in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Atletico in record-breaking 60,739 turnout

Author: Beatrice Laryea

Asisat Oshoala was on target again for Barcelona in their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in a Liga Iberdrola game played in front of a massive crowd at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Sunday.

The match recorded one of the highest turnouts in women's club football with fans numbering up to 60,739 and the Super Falcons striker lived up to the billing.

It was Asisat‘s fifth goal in five games in the Liga Iberdrola since her switch on loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January.

Both sides went into the break deadlocked but it was the three-time Africa Women's Footballer of the Year who opened the scoring in the 65th minute in front of the massive crowd.

Asisat Oshoala has scored five goals in five games for Barcelona women

An in-swinging corner in the 65th minute was missed by everyone in the box except for the Nigerian international who applied a backward header to put the Barca ladies in front by 1-0.

Oshoala almost got on the score sheet in the 25th minute after rifling her shot into the right-hand corner of the goalkeeper but narrowly missed the post.

Barcelona doubled the lead after England international Toni Duggan had an easy-tap in from a ball that came off the wood work to make it 2-0.

Barca have now reduced Atletico Madrid's gap at the top of the Liga Iberdrola to three points following the win on Sunday.

On Thursday, Asisat Oshoala scored in Barcelona Ladies' 4-1 win over Real Sociedad in their Liga Iberdrola clash at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

The Super Falcons striker opened the scoring for her side in the 18th minute after taking advantage of a poor clearance from the Sociedad goalkeeper.