Barcelona Femení kept their Primera Division title ambitions alive with a 2-0 victory at Atlètico Madrid Femeníno, thanks to goals from Asisat Oshoala and Toni Duggan.
The visitors went into the game trailing the Mattressers by six points, and knowing that failure to win the tie could dent their title hopes.
Played in front of 60,739 spectators — a record crowd for a women’s club match — at Atletico men’s team’s ground Estadio Wanda Metropolitano instead of their stadium, which has a capacity of 3,500, Barcelona claimed victory in the top-of-the-table clash to close the gap to three points with six games left.
Oshoala headed in a corner kick in the 65th minute for her fifth goal in five games to give the Blaugranes the lead.
The Nigeria striker was substituted few minutes later after limping off with a suspected hamstring injury.
Her replacement, England international Toni doubled the lead after an effort came back off the upright.
The victory hands the Catalans a welcome boost heading into the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals tie with Norwegian side LSK Kvinne on Wednesday.