Super Falcons of Nigeria captain Asisat Oshoala struck a brace as Barcelona beat Madrid 4-0 but her compatriot Chidinma Okeke suffered a potentially serious injury on Saturday.
Oshoala’s goal in each half plus Jennifer Hermoso’s strike guided Barcelona past Víctor Fernández’s side in Qatar in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola encounter.
But, Madrid were left sweating on Okeke’s injury after the Nigeria international was carried away in tears with Laura Teruel replacing her in the 25th minute.
Oshoala who scored in four consecutive matches for Llius Cortes’ ladies this season, broke the deadlock two minutes from half time at Nuevo Matapinonera Stadium.
After the restart, the 25-year-old continued from where she left as she was set up by Caroline Hansen to grab her second league brace of the season two minutes into the second half.
In the 73rd minute, Hansen provided her third assist of the match as Jenni Hermoso netted the third for Barca before substitute Aitana Bonmati scored two minutes from time to seal the victory.
Oshoala, who was in action for 68 minutes before being replaced by Bonmati, has now scored in five successive games for Barcelona and has eight goals in 11 games in all competitions this season.
Her brace also saw her move into second spot on the scoring chart with seven goals from seven league games – one behind her teammate Hermoso who scored her eighth in the contest.