Asisat Oshoala on target for Barcelona Femeni as Uchenna Kanu tasted big defeat in her professional debut for Sevilla after a 3-0 loss to the Catalans outfit in the Primera Iberdrola encounter at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Saturday afternoon.
The 22-year-old Nigeria international Kanu joined Sevilla earlier this week after signing her first contract but her presence in the last 30 minutes could not save the visitors from a double defeat but the After a first part widely dominated by Barcelona team which saw the first-half end in a goalless draw.
However, after a restart of the second stanza, Alexia Putellas put the host upfront from the penalty spot before 2019 African Women’s Players of the Year double Barcelona Ladies lead six minutes later when she rises up to nod the ball into the back of the net for her 15th goal of the season
The debut in Seville for Kanu occurred in the 62nd minute for Ana Franco but Patri Guijarro’s 73rd-minute strike ensured the maximum three-point for the Catalan club, while Oshoala, who was in action for 74 minutes as she giving way for Claudia Pina.
Kanu could have scored a consolation for Sevilla when her shot ended with the crashed ball in the crossbar but fellow Nigerian Toni Payne featured in the entire duration of the fixture but the win see Barcelona opened up a 12-point lead in the Primera Iberdrola log, while second-placed Atletico Madrid have a game against Logrono on Sunday in hand.
Up next, Barcelona will take on title rivals Atletico in the Women’s Super Cup on February 6 preceding a Sporting de Huelva conflict, while Sevilla have Levante in the Spanish Women’s Cup on February 11.