Historic! Asisat Oshoala’s hat-trick inspires Barcelona Victory


FC Barcelona Femeni established their dominance in the Spanish top flight, trouncing Levante Las Planas 7-0 in their Primera Division match in midweek.

Asisat Oshoala netted a hat-trick as Barca went on to pick up their 50th consecutive league victory, a record that stretches back to 2021 – when they lost 4-3 away to Atletico Madrid.

Oshoala scored in the 26th, 56th and 63rd minutes, while Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic got a brace (8′, 41′) and both Vicky Lopez (48′) and Mariona Caldentey (74′) got one each – extending their unbeaten run at the Estadi Johan Cruyff since 2019.

The win, Barcelona’s half century and in a row for them in the league, is the first time any football team had achieved the feat.

Jonatan Giráldez’s team were unbeaten last season on their way to lifting the league title, and they are currently unbeaten this recent campaign – sitting four points clear atop the table having played two less games.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are in a dispute with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over fielding an ineligible player in the Copa de la Reina this season.

The team faces expulsion from the tournament, according to reports, but the Club’s Management has declared it will appeal the decision.

“FC Barcelona announces that the Club is to continue to fight for the Women’s team’s rights after they were sanctioned by the Competition Committee for fielding an ineligible line-up, with an appeal to be presented in due course,” the club said in a statement.

“Should the sanction not be revoked on appeal, FC Barcelona will take every possible action, as it is considered that the line-up ended up being deemed ineligible due to technicalities in this case.”


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