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  • Updated: February 07, 2020

Oshoala Powers Barca Women To Super Cup Final


African female best player and Nigerian international, Asisat Oshoala, scored a goal to guide Barcelona to a 3-2 victory over Atletico Madrid at Estadio El Helmantico on Thursday, securing a place in the final of the Super Cup in the process.

First-half strikes from Patri Guijarro, Lieke Martens, and Oshoala ensured the Calatan giants secured a comeback triumph over the reigning Spanish champions in a frenetic encounter.

Barcelona went into the tie needing a win to reach the final, however, they started on the wrong foot with Toni Duggan giving Atletico an early lead four minutes into the match.

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Barcelona fought back, however, and claimed an equalizer in the 12th minute courtesy of Guijarro before Martens ensured the lead 16 minutes later in the goal-laden first half.

Oshoala scored what eventually turned out the winner two minutes to half time and Veronica Corral's second-half effort for Atletico could not stop Lluis Cortes' ladies from claiming a victory.
Oshoala, who played for 77 minutes of the match before being replaced by Aitana Bonmati, has now scored 17 goals in 21 matches in all competitions this season for Barcelona.

With the narrow win, Barcelona are through to the final of the maiden Women's Super Cup at the expense of Atletico and will face cup holders Real Sociedad, who pipped Levante 1-0, in the final on Sunday, February 9th.

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