Oshoala, Uchendu on target as Chikwelu reaches Cup final

Oshoala, Uchendu on target as Chikwelu reaches Cup final

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala scored her fifth goal in five league games on Sunday as FC Barcelona Women dispatched Atletico Women by two unreplied goals at the Wanda Metropolitano.

In the same vein, Chinaza Uchendu was on target for her side as Rita Chikwelu helped Kristianstad to the Swedish Cup final.

Following her thumping opener against Real Sociedad ladies in midweek, the reigning African Champion was favourite to start in attack in such a game with huge significance.

It was only a matter of time before Oshoala rose to the occasion in front of a record 60,739 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano to give Barcelona Women the lead in the 65th minute from a corner kick situation.

Having terrorised the opponents defence for the most of the game, the immediate past African Female Player of the Year was then replaced in the 73rd minute following an hamstring injury worry.

With a quarter-final UEFA Women’s Champions League tie coming up on Wednesday it remains to be seen if Oshoala will be fit enough to feature for the Barcelona Women.

Meanwhile in Sweden, Super Falcons captain Rita Chikwelu’s Kristianstad defeated Faith Ikidi’s Pitea IF to reach the semi-final of the Women’s Swedish Cup.

Finally, in Portugal, Chinaza Uchendu was on target as league leaders Braga dispatched Boavista 8-0 with the Nigerian registering a goal and an assist in the encounter.

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