Oshoala grabs brace as Barcelona women rout champions Atletico 6-1



Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala grabbed a brace as Barcelona continued their rampant start to the Women’ Primera Division by thrashing champions Atletico Madrid 6-1 on Saturday.

The Catalans had begun the a 9-1 thrashing CD Tacon, the absorbed by Real Madrid.

But they got off to a start in their second home game the when Amanda Sampedro put Atletico in front in the second minute.

Barca hit back quickly a penalty from former Atletico player Jenni Hermoso and moved a 4-1 lead at halftime goals from Mariona Caldentey and Oshoala plus an own goal from Laia Aleixandri.

Oshoala struck again soon after the interval then Atletico were further embarrassed by a second own goal, by Silvia Meseguer, which completed the rout.

Barcelona are top with seven points from three games, while Atletico have six points. (Reuters/NAN)