Oshoala enters game as sub as Barca thrash Chelsea in UWCL final with Abramovich in attendance
Published: May 16, 2021
Oshoala enters game as sub as Barca thrash Chelsea in UWCL final with Abramovich in attendance
Barcelona have won their first UEFA Women's Champions League title after thrashing Chelsea 4-0 in Sunday night's showpiece at the Gamla Ullevi in Göteborg.

The Blaugranes eliminated PSV Eindhoven , Fortuna Hjörring , Manchester City and PSG before defeating the Blues in the showpiece, and banished memories of their last Champions League final, a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais in 2019.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was among the few spectators at the stadium that watched the final and would be disappointed to see his team lose a second final in the space of 24 hours.

Nigeria captain Asisat Oshoala passed a late fitness test ahead of the clash, entering the game as a substitute in the 71st minute as a replacement for Jennifer Hermoso.

The game had ended as a contest as early as the 36th minute as Barcelona were 4-0 up courtesy of an own goal from Melanie Leupolz and strikes from Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen.

In the 90th minute, Oshoala had a chance to increase the lead but blazed a shot over the crossbar.

At that point, her teammates were already celebrating, knowing that they were on the brink of being crowned European champions for the first time in their history.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit : fcbarcelona.com

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