PHOTOS: Oshoala Makes History As Barcelona Win Women’s Champions League
Nigerian Asisat Oshoala has on Sunday made history after her club, Barcelona Femeni won Women’s Champions League title by defeating Chelsea 4-0 in the final in Sweden.
The triumph is the first Champions League title for Barcelona Femeni and Oshoala became the first African woman to win the trophy.
Lluis Cortes’ girls took Chelsea apart with some blistering football at Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A ruthless first-half performance saw the Spanish team cruise to the landmark victory that saw Barcelona emerge as the first club in Europe to win both the men’s and women’s Champions League title.
While Sunday’s final was the first-ever for Chelsea, it was the second tome for Barcelona who reached the showpiece final in 2019 before losing 4-1 to Lyon in Budapest.
Better determined and fired up for glory this term, Barcelona were gifted a bright start when Melanie Leupolz scored an own goal to give them the lead inside the first 60 seconds.
The bad start by Chelsea got worse as they committed a foul and conceded a penalty which was calmly converted in the 14th minute by Alexia Putellas.
Still ruffled by their poor start, Barcelona explored another loophole in the Chelsea team and they scored the third goal in the 21st minute.
Chelsea’s first-half miseries were far from over as Barcelona added a fourth goal in the 36th minute.
Oshoala came off the bench in 71st minute for Jennifer Hermoso. The Super Falcons captain scored in added time but the goal was ruled offside.
Barcelona Femeni clinched their league title last Sunday with eight games remaining. They have won all 26 Primera Division games this season.
Though there were no more goals in the second half, the mission was already completed for Barcelona and the damage for the Chelsea Women’s team.
Asisat Oshoala has now become the first African player to win the Women’s Champions League.
Before Sunday’s outing, Oshoala was the only player to have scored for Barcelona in a Champions League Final.
Even though she could not get in the mix this term because of a foot injury; Oshoala had her imprint on the historic triumph as she scored four goals on the road to the final.
The victory comes a day after Nigerian duo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi earned English FA Cup glory on Saturday as Leicester City beat Chelsea 1-0 in the competition’s final match at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Youri Tielemans scored a wonder goal and the video assistant referee (then came to the rescue for Leicester City to win the FA Cup for the first time. It was the first in the club’s 137-year history.
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