UEFA Women’s Champions League: Oshoala Makes History As Barcelona Reach Final

Asisat Oshoala made history as the first Nigerian player to feature in the UEFA Women Champions League when she helped Barcelona to reach its maiden championship match weekend.


Lluis Cortes’ side became the first Spanish club to reach the final after win over Bayern Munich, with the Nigerian striker playing a vital role.

Barcelona pipped Bayern Munich 1-0 in the semifinal second leg of the Uefa Women’s Champions League at Mini Estadi.

The result means Lluis Cortes’ ladies advanced with a 2-0 aggregate win, and has become the first Spanish club to reach the final of the European women’s club competition.

The Blaugrana went into the match in Barcelona needing at least a draw after gaining a 1-0 first-leg advantage, and they claimed a back-to-back win to book a final berth.

The Nigerian, who made her second outing in the competition, replaced Toni Duggan in the 71st minute as Mariona’s strike from the spot saw them over the line.

It was the 24-year-old’s ninth appearance in all competitions for Barcelona since joining in February and she has scored seven goals in six league games this season.

The Spanish giants will now face the winner of the other semi-final, between Lyon and Chelsea, for the trophy in Budapest on May 18.

Before their trip to Hungary, Barcelona will be looking to claim the Liga Iberdrola title with a final day win at Tenerife, hoping leaders Atletico slip at Real Sociedad on Saturday.

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