Oshoala Makes History Despite Barcelona’s Champions League Final Lose
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Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala was on target but suffered a big loss with Barcelona Ladies in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final as Lyon win a fourth straight UWCL title, Bestchoicesports.com.ng understands.
Trailing 4-0 in the dying minutes, Oshoala scored a consolation for the Spanish giants as the French champions cruised home with yet another title.
The Nigeria international has become the first African to score in a Uefa Women’s Champions League final.
The Super Falcons attacker was introduced as an 87th-minute substitute in Saturday’s final which made it her third appearance in the competition.
With Lluis Cortes’ side trailing 4-0, the Dalian Quanjian loanee found the back of the net in the 89th minute but it was not enough to inspire her team’s fight back.
The effort was Oshoala’s maiden goal in the Women’s Champions League this season and her eighth goal after 11 matches for Barca.
After her impressive performances with the Spanish giants this term, the time-time African Women’s Player of the Year will hope to replicate her form for Nigeria at the Women’s World Cup scheduled to begin next month in France.