Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has helped her club, Barcelona Femeni to win the 2020/21 UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Oshoala came on as a substitute in the 71st minute for the Spanish giants, who put up a thrilling first-half performance to thrash Chelsea Women 4-0.
Chelsea conceded four goals in the first 36 minutes as the Blues were blown away in Gothenburg.
The triumph for Barca Ladies was a historic feat as the 2019 finalists have now fulfilled their long time dream of becoming the champions of Europe.
An attempted clearance hit Melanie Leupolz for own goal in 33 seconds before Alexia Putellas scored a penalty on 14 minutes to make it 2-0.
Aitiana Bonmati increased the lead in the 20th minute and Caroline Graham Hansen tapped in on 36 minutes to put the game far beyond Chelsea.
The exchanges were a little balanced in the second half but Chelsea could not do as much as get a consolation.
Barca had just last week, won the Spanish women’s title after going 26 games without dropping a point.
Oshoala, 26, who joined the club in 2019, now has two Spanish women’s league titles to her name, and has become the first-ever African woman to win the European Champions League title.
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