Oshoala dropped after disastrous midweek performance as Real Madrid lose another El Clasico

Asisat Oshoala

SUPER FALCONS Oshoala dropped after disastrous midweek performance as Real Madrid lose another El Clasico

Faruq Ibrahim 20:23 - 25.03.2023

Asisat Oshoala came on as a substitute as Barcelona Femeni claimed another El Clasico win over Real Madrid

It was time for another El Clasico, this time in the women's game. Barcelona were a slender 1-0 winners, as Real Madrid lost another El Clasico.

Barcelona hosted their eternal rivals at the Johan Cruyff stadium as they looked to continue their unblemished run to another LaLiga title. The visitors prove a tough piece meat to chew before Jonatan Giraldes side finally broke them down thanks to a late controversial penalty.

How it happened 

Barcelona's top goal scorer Asisat Oshoala was dropped to the bench after an uncharacteristically shambolic performance in the Blaugrana's 1-0 win over Roma in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

However, her replacement, Geyse did not manage to stake her claim to dispose the Nigerian as the preferred striker, as a tightly contested first-half ended goalless. 

Barcelona Femeni players in action against Real Madrid
Barcelona Femeni players in action against Real Madrid

The second-half was more of the same, Barcelona were dominant and were threatening, but Madrid did not just sit back and enjoy their rivals string passes together, they also looked dangerous in transition, and had periods of sustained possession. 

Giraldes made a host of changes on the hour mark in an attempt to turn the tie, and the substitutions and and influence on proceedings as Barcelona became more relentless.

They finally got a well deserved goal in the 77th minute of the game when Salma Paralluelo was fouled in the box leading the referee to point to the spot.  

The Madrid players were in full protest, but the referee stuck to her guns. Fridolina Rolfo took responsibility, and made no mistake, firing past Misa Rodriguez.

The goal proved to be the match winner, confirming Barcelona's 11 win in the Clasico over Real Madrid, and extending their league lead to 13 points. 

Barcelona Femeni continue perfect league record

Barcelona Femeni cruised to their 23rd consecutive league victory in the 2022/23 Liga F season, opening a 13-point gap between themselves and their Saturday opponents at the top of the table. 

The Blaugrana's record now reads 23 games played, 23 games won, 99 goals scored, and only five goals conceded. 

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