A brace from Mariona and a goal each from Oshoala and Pina gave Barcelona Femeni their first silverware of the 2019/2020 season.
Barcelona won the Copa Catalunya, their 10th in 11 years, by beating Espanyol 4-0 at the Municipal de Palamos stadium in Costa Brava yesterday night.
The Azulgranas controlled the rhythm of the game and had the higher percentage of ball possession right from the beginning of the game. The first goal scoring opportunity of the game fell to the Cules when Maria Leon latched on to the ball from a corner kick and struck the woodwork.
The Luis Cortes girls showed great team work and exhibited the classic Barca passing-possession game, which culminated in a great assist by Alexia Putellas and a fantastic goal by Asisat Oshoala in the 25th minute. The Nigerian has scored in every game so far this season (9 goals in 6 games).
Asisat Oshoala’s goal.
Caroline Graham Hanson provided a brilliant assist towards the end of the second half and Mariona played a powerful shot off Graham’s centered ball to score the second goal for Barca.
Barca continued to create goal scoring opportunities after the break and Mariona scored the 3rd from 11 metres (3-0, min 64).
The Barca coach rang the changes towards the end of the game, introducing 6 substitutes – Andrea Falcón, Losada, Hamraoui, M. Pérez, Van der Gragt and Claudia Pina and it was Pina who scored the 4th goal in the final minute of the game. Thus Barcelona won its 10th Copa Catalunya in 11 years, controlling the match from the beginning to the end.
Barça , 4
Espanyol , 0
Paños, María León, Marta T. , Mariona, Alexia, Patri, Aitana, Leila, Graham, A. Pereira i Oshoala. Substitutes: Andrea Falcón, Pina, Losada, Hamraoui, M. Pérez i Van der Gragt.
Mimi, Elba, Inés, Torrdà, Baudet, Eli, Brenda, Daniela, Yiyi, Dulce i Kath. Substitutes: Mariajo, Letti (sent off), Debora i Paloma.
Goals: 1-0, Oshoala (min 25); 2-0, Mariona (min 31); 3-0, Mariona (p. min 64); 4-0, Pina (min 89).
Referee: Ylenia Sánchez (sent off Letti of Espanyol for a second yellow card offence)