Super Falcons of Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala helped her side to a 2-0 win over Juventus women in the play-off of the 2019/2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) season on Wednesday evening.
The Barcelona forward started the first leg of the knockout encounter from the bench, watching on as her side laboured for goals in Italy. Having controlled the match from the blast of the whistle the Spanish giants eventually took the lead through Alexia Putellas in the 39th minute as they went into the break with the advantage.
The hosts came into the second period looking to bounce back and made it even difficult for Barcelona Women to consolidate on their win. Eventually in the 68th minute, Luis Cortes introduced the pacy, skillful and strong Nigerian forward to give the Italians something to think about defensively.
Three minutes later, they got their second goal – an expertly finished header from Marta Torrejon with Oshoala causing all sorts of troubles with her runs thus leaving the goalscorer free at the far post.
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With a 2-0 advantage, Luis Cortes will hope that his girls can finish the job in two weeks time at the Johan Cruyff Stadium when the Italians come visiting.
Still on the UWCL play-offs, Super Falcons defender Faith Micheal played the entire 90 minutes as Pitea IF lost by a lone goal at home to Brondby.
Micheal and her team mates will look to overcome the set back when they travel to Broendby in a forthnight for the second leg to avoid elimination from the tournament.
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