OSHOALA NETS HAT-TRICK AS BARCELONA BEGIN PRE-SEASON IN STYLE

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick in Barcelona Femení’s 13-0 bashing of AEM Lleida on Sunday to kick-start their pre-season preparations.

In the one-sided affair in Vall d’en Bas, the 25-year-old grabbed a hat-trick in the 45 minutes she saw action as a substitute. Mariona also grabbed a treble of her own, Hamraoui and Vicky Losada got a brace each, while Marta Torrejón, Jenni Hermoso, Graham and Bonmati Aitana all weighed in with goals.

Oshoala will be in North London to face former side Arsenal Women in a pre-season friendly on August 14.

The Blaugranes will get their new season underway against newly-promoted CD Tacon on September 7.

Oshoala spent the second half of the 2018-19 season on loan at the Catalan club from Chinese Women’s Super League side Dalian Quanjian. After a series of good performances, the Spanish giants made the transfer permanent, giving her a three-year deal. 

The former FC Robo player scored eight goals in 11 games last season.

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