Alexia, Oshoala, Aitana (x2) and Mariona help Barça Women to victory
Just over a week out from the start of the league season, Barça Women continued their preparation with a friendly match against AEM Lleida at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. With practically the entire squad available (only internationals Graham, Martens and Crnogorcevic were are still to rejoin), the team took a 5-0 result on Thursday night
The game quickly saw the action concentrated in the opposition half, and it took just 4 minutes for Barça Women to open the scoring. Oshoala doubled the advantage on 23 minutes, and with the score at 2-0 the opposition began to switch things up with substitutions.
After the halftime break, seven changes were made by Barça Women. AEM Leida briefly ralied, with a shot pushed onto the post by Gemma Font, but then came a trio of strikes from the home team. Two came from Aitana and the other from Mariona (from the penalty spot), as Barça Women laid seige to the opposition box through to the final whistle.
FC BARCELONA, 5 AEM LLEIDA, 0
FC Barcelona: Cata, L. Codina, Melanie, J. Hermoso, Marta, Mariona, Hamraoui, Alexia, Aitana, A. Pereira and Oshoala. Also used: Gemma, Jana, María León, Leila, Losada, Patri and Bruna.
AEM Lleida: Baldwin, Historia, Nadia, Barbil, Iris, J. Miro, Pixus, Alexia Jr, Celia, Ainhoa and Caballero. Also used: Laura, Cris, Jani, Barreira, Patri, Andrea and Aran.