Asisat Oshoala nets brace as Barcelona outscore Arsenal in seven-goal thriller

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​The Nigerian scored a goal in each half to help her Spanish outfit beat her former North London side in a friendly on Wednesday

Asisat Oshoala scored twice for Barcelona in a 5-2 victory over her former club Arsenal in a high-profile pre-season friendly on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old was reuniting with her former side for the first time since she left in January 2017, after a season spent with the North London side.

Before her trip to England, she had scored four goals in the Spanish giants' back-to-back warm-up wins over Amed [13-0] and Marseille [5-0]. 

With the first return to Meadow Park, Oshoala shone brightly as she fired the visitors in front after Patri Guijjaro cancelled Katie McCabe's opener before half-time.

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Five minutes after the restart, the Nigerian extended the tally for Lluís Cortes' side before Claudia Pina's brace overshadowed Kim Little's effort from the spot.

With today's brace, Oshoala has now scored six goals in three matches for the Liga Iberdrola side - fantastic form she will hope to take into the new season which begins on September 8.

The win over the English champions placed Barcelona in a great mood as they continue their pre-season against French top-flight side Montpellier on Sunday.