After defeating Chelsea, Nigerian star Victor Moses wins his first-ever UEFA Champions League with Barcelona.
For the first time, the Barcelona ladies have won the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The Blaugranes defeated Chelsea 4-0, with all goals coming in the first half. Oshoala scored near the end of the game, but her goal was disallowed. ATTENTION: Please join the Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss an important update again! Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala made history this season by winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time. The Catalan women defeated Chelsea 4-0 at the Gamla Ullevi in Sweden to become the first Spanish team to win the trophy.
Coach Lluis Cortes’ ladies made their second appearance in Europe’s elite competition count, having failed to win two years ago when they were defeated by Lyon. Barcelona got the game started on a high note, scoring their first goal in the first minute on an own goal by Melanie Luepolz. The goal set the tone for the La Liga outfit, who doubled their lead 13 minutes later on a penalty kick converted by Alexia Putellas. Aitana Bonmati extended the lead to three goals after 20 minutes, and Caroline Graham Hansen’s 36th-minute strike completed the first-half demolition.
Cortes made a tactical substitution in the 71st minute, bringing on Asisat Oshoala for Jennifer Hermoso to help the team’s performance. And the 26-year-old made it five goals for her team, but her goal was disallowed by the referee as they were crowned champions after defeating their opponent 4-0. It should be noted that the Super Falcons striker was the first African to score in the UCL final in 2019, and she has now lifted the trophy two years later.
Meanwhile, the Catalans are the only club in history to have won both the men’s and women’s versions of the UEFA Champions League. Santi Mina’s brace was all Celta Vigo needed to defeat Barcelona in their penultimate Spanish League game of the season, according to Legit.ng. This means that Ronald Koeman’s men have dropped out of the title race, which will be decided on the final day between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.