M-I-NA AMBASSADOR, Sport

Nigeria’s Oshoala becomes first African winner of Uefa Women’s Champions League

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala on Sunday became the first African to win the Uefa Women’s Champions League. The 26-year-old striker was part of the winning team as Barcelona defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final of the 2020-21 edition.

 

The English team conceded four goals in the first 36 minutes; Melanie Leupolz scores an own goal inside 33 seconds; Alexia Putellas scores from the spot; Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen both score from close range to secure Barcelona their first Women’s Champions League title in Gothenburg.

 

Barcelona became the first club to win both the men’s and women’s Champions League, and this was the biggest ever winning margin in a women’s final.

 

Oshoala was introduced for Spanish midfielder Jennifer Hermoso in the 71st minute as Barcelona search for more goals.

 

Asisat Oshoala in 2020 helped FC Barcelona women to emerge Spanish league champions for the first time in five years, scoring 20 goals in 19 appearances. The celebrated Nigeria striker previously played for Liverpool and Arsenal in England.

 

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