Asisat Oshoala scores brace in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Montpellier

Asisat Oshoala scores brace in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Montpellier

- Asisat Oshoala fires Barcelona to 3-0 win over French side Montpellier in a test game

- The 25-year-old was introduced into the game in the second half and scored twice

- Jenni Hermoso scored the last goal as they claimed their first win since football returned in June

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Two second-half goals from Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala ensured Barcelona Ladies grabbed a 3-0 win over Montpellier HSC in a friendly game.

The Super Falcons captain was introduced into the game in the second half and fired the Catalan club ahead in the 64th minute.

She made a superb run into the opponent's danger zone before sending the ball straight into the bottom right corner of the post.

Oshoala went ahead to complete her brace just four minutes left to play while Jenni Hermoso sealed the victory inside injury time.

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The fixture was part of their preparations towards the resumption of their UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final showdown with rivals Atletico Madrid.

Asisat Oshoala scores brace in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Montpellier

Asisat Oshoala celebrating after scoring for Barcelona Ladies. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Montpellier's win was Lluís Cortes ladies' first inter-club match since football was suspended in March due to the deadly coronavirus.

According to Goal.com, Barcelona will travel to France for the second-leg of their doubleheader against the French team on August 9.

Meanwhile, the league champions will count on their impressive run all through the season to conquer their rivals in the first-ever all-Spanish tie in Bilbao.

This took the 25-year-old's goal tally to three in two matches since football resumed in July, having scored once during a training match late last month.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Four-time Africa's women footballer of the year Asisat Oshoala was on target twice for FC Barcelona women in their internal training match on Monday, July 27.

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The Nigerian star opened scoring for the Spanish women's league champions in the opening half after making a brilliant run into the opposition's 18-yard and placing the ball into the bottom right corner of the post.

She doubled her tally in the game with another superb move and dribbled the keeper before sending the ball right back into the back of the net.

It was their first week in training since football was shut down all over the world in March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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