Oshoala makes history with Barcelona Femeni

Oshoala makes history with Barcelona Femeni

Super Falcons and Barcelona Femini forward, Asisat Oshoala became the first African footballer to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) following her side’s 4-0 triumph over Chelsea Women in Gothenburg on Sunday night. 

In addition to that, the UWCL win means Barcelona are the first football club to win both the men and women’s Champions League title.

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It was a nervy start from the English Champions who fell behind to two quick fire goals from a Melanie Leupolz own goal and a controversial penalty decision which Alexia Putellas put away decisively.

Having lost last year’s final 4-1 to a dominant Lyon side who were on rampage on the day, Luis Cortes’ side made sure to inflict similar pain on Emma Hayes’ ladies who were only playing their first ever UWCL final.

Less than ten minutes after the penalty by Alexia Putellas, she expertly went past Niamh Charles in right back for Chelsea providing a brilliant pass to Aitana Bonmati to tap in the third from close range before Lieke Martens set up Caroline Graham Hansen to make it four goals to the good for the Catalan side just before half time.

Chelsea women tried to regroup in the second half but it was more of a controlled performance from the Catalan side to ensure that there were no surprises.

Super Falcons and Nigeria’s very own, Asisat Oshoala just like last year came on as a substitute and was denied a goal courtesy of a last ditch tackle from Charles while the other was ruled out for offside.

Barcelona Femeni have now won their first UWCL title a week after retaining their Spanish Iberdrola league title.

These wins mean that Oshoala has now won seven trophies with the Catalan side since joining them on loan from China in January 2019, scoring 22 goals in all competitions this season.

 

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