Asisat Oshoala scores hat-trick in Barcelona's 13-0 demolition of AEM Lleida

Asisat Oshoala scores hat-trick in Barcelona's 13-0 demolition of AEM Lleida

- Asisat Oshoala scored a hat-trick in Barcelona's pre-season mauling of AEM Lleida

- The Super Falcons forward came in as substitute to score a hat-trick in the 13-0 win

- Oshoala is expected to feature in other pre-season games against Marseille and Arsenal

Asisat Oshoala continued from where she stopped last season as she scored a hat-trick in Barcelona Ladies' 13-0 win over AEM Lleida.

The Super Falcons star player was in fine form as Iluis Cortes' side began their pre-season campaign in style.

Oshoala only returned to base on Wednesday, July 31, after helping Nigeria reach the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup in France.

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The 25-year-old, who signed a new deal at the end of last summer after a successful loan spell with the Spanish club, scored three goals after coming on from the bench in the one-sided encounter.

Mariona also scored netted a hat-trick as Hamraoui and Vicky Losada got a brace each, while Marta Torrejón, Jenni Hermoso, Graham and Bonmati Aitana were all on the score sheet.

Barcelona's next pre-season game will be against French side, Olympique Marseille before taking on Oshoala's former club, Arsenal.

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The three-time Africa Player of the Year scored 11 goals in eight matches last season, including Barca's only strike in the Champions League final against Lyon.

She will be looking to have a better 2019-20 season which kicks off in September.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that After the Joan Gamper trophy victory over Arsenal, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has hinted that the club might sell some players, especially midfielders.

Summer signing from Ajax, Frenkie de Jong has already settled into a starting role in the middle of the park in pre-season. ( -> We have updated to serve you

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