Asisat Oshoala scored her 8th pre-season goal as Barcelona defeated CE Seagull 5-1 in the semi-final of the Copa Catalunya. The Catalans will play against Espanyol in the final on Saturday.
Goals by Alexia (2), Aitana, Marta T. and Oshoala gave Barcelona an easy victory. Barca dominated from the beginning of the match and Alexia Putellas put them ahead in the 5th minute.
The Seagulls almost equallised via a freekick, but it was Barca that extended the lead as Aitana put them 2-0 ahead helped by an assist from Falcon.
Barca had the lion’s share of possession and Marta Torrejón took advantage of a rebound from the opposition goal to put the Cules 3-0 ahead in the 22nd minute.
Despite changes by both teams the scoreline did not change until an impeccable cross shot by Alexia Putellas from outside the area made it 4-0. Just before the break, the Seagull pulled one back as Esther Sola scored to make the scoreline 4-1.
Opportunities without luck
Barcelona created a lot of goal scoring chances in the second half, but they had no luck with the final ball. The opportunites were created by Laia Codina as well as Caroline Graham Hansen and Oshoala, but there was no change in the scoreline.
It was Oshoala (the arrowhead of the attack) who scored the 5th goal, overcoming the defense and the rival goalkeeper in the 82nd minute (5-1).
Barcelona Femenino will play against Espanyol in the final of the Copa Catalunya and the match will kick off at 8:30pm on Saturday.
Barça Women, 5
CE Seagull, 1
Barça Feminine: Gemma, María León, Melanie, Marta T., Mariona, Hamraoui, Alexia, Aitana, A. Pereira, Oshoala and Falcón. They have also played Caroline Graham Hansen, Patri Guijarro, Claudia Pina, Leila Ouahabi, Vicky Losada and Laia Codina.
CE Seagull: Laia, Alba, Xènia, Queralt, Pascu, Irina, A. Gordo, Yosse, Ali, Cotado and Esther Solà. They have also played Akane, Nuria, Sandra, Aida and Clara Carmona.
Goals: 1-0, Alexia (min 5); 2-0, Aitana (min 12); 3-0, Marta T. (min 22), 4-0, Alexia (min 40); 4-1, Esther Solà (min 44); 5-1, Oshoala (min 82).
Referee: Ester Erra.