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Oshoala celebrates first Champions League title with Barcelona

Asisat Oshoala attaquante nigériane du Barça
Oshoala in Barcelona celebrations

Asisat Oshoala secured her first ever Women's Champions League title with Barcelona following 4-0 victory over Chelsea in Sunday's final in Gothenburg.

Having in mind that the Catalan side lost 4-1 to Lyon in 2019 final, Lluis Cortes' side made a superb start to the encounter at Gamla Ullevi when Melanie Leupolz's own goal gave the Catalans an early lead.

The Spanish champions profited from their opponents misgiving inside the box to earn a penalty kick which Alexia Putellas converted from the spot for her side's second of the match in the 14th minute.

Six minutes later, Alexia Putellas provided a brilliant pass to Aitana Bonmati to tap in the third from close range before Lieke Martens set up Caroline Graham Hansen to make it four nine minutes from half time.

Oshoala was introduced in the 71st minute for Jennifer Hermoso but the Nigeria international was denied a back-to-back scoring feat as her effort on the brink of regulation time was ruled out for an offside.

With the victory over Emma Hayes' side, Barcelona have emerged as European queens for the first time in their history just a week after retaining the Spanish title with eight games to spear, following a 1-0 over Tenerife.

Despite not scoring in her 19 minutes outing, Oshoala will be fulfilled to have finally won her first Champions League title and also be more delighted to be the first Africa to do so in history.

Her latest title means the Nigerian has now won seven silverware with Spanish outfit since she joined the club on loan from China in January 2019, scoring 22 goals in all competitions this season.

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