Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona trash Real Madrid in front record 91,553 fans
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Asisat Oshoala’s Barcelona trash Real Madrid in front record 91,553 fans

Asisat Oshoala’s Barcelona eased to a 5-2 victory over rivals Real Madrid at Camp in front of a record crowd to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Champions League 8-3 on aggregate.

Holding a 3-1 lead from last week’s first leg in Madrid, Barca did not let the occasion get to them on home soil in front of a confirmed attendance of 91,553 spectators.

The previous record crowd for a women’s football match at club level was 60,739 for Atletico Madrid against Barca at Wanda Metropolitano in 2019.

Barca, who have now won 76 of their past 79 matches, will face the winner of the Paris Saint-Germain versus Bayern Munich match later on Wednesday.

Maria Pilar Leon opened the scoring inside eight minutes with a looping shot, though Olga Carmona’s penalty and Claudia Zornoza’s drive put Madrid 2-1 up on the night.

Madrid were within one goal of Barca on aggregate at that stage, but three strikes in 10 minutes from Aitana Bonmati, Claudia Pina and Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas took the tie out of the visitors’ reach.

Caroline Graham Hansen drilled in another for Barca to round off the scoring with 20 minutes to play, giving the expectant home crowd exactly what they were after.

Speaking at full-time, Hansen told DAZN: “This is just too crazy. The crowd are not leaving, they are staying here to celebrate with us.

“It’s goosebumps all over the place. It’s been amazing, something I never dreamed of happening.

“In the first half I missed a really big one; then in the second half, I got one and I will remember it all my life. It can make money. If we are having fun, people will want to repeat it.”

Barcelona were without Asisat Oshola who missed out through an injury she sustained in an international duties with Nigeria.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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