Jubilation as Nigerian star wins first-ever UEFA Champions League with Barcelona after victory over Chelsea

Jubilation as Nigerian star wins first-ever UEFA Champions League with Barcelona after victory over Chelsea

- Barcelona ladies emerge winners of the UEFA women's Champions League for the first time

- The Blaugranes thrashed Chelsea 4-0 with all goals scored in the first half

- Oshoala found the back of the net towards the end of the game but her goal was disallowed

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Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala made history after winning the UEFA women's Champions League title for the first time this season.

The Catalan ladies thrash Chelsea 4-0 at the Gamla Ullevi in Sweden to become the first Spanish outfit to win the silverware.

Coach Lluis Cortes ladies made their second appearances in Europe's elite competition count having failed to emerge victorious two years ago when they lost to Lyon.

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Barca got the game started on a buzzing note after recording their first goal in the first minute of the encounter through an own goal by Melanie Luepolz.

Jubilation as Nigerian star wins first-ever UEFA Champions League with Barcelona after victory over Chelsea
Asisat Oshoala celebrating her goal against Chelsea which was later disallowed for offside during the UEFA Women's Champions League Final match. Photo by David Lidstrom
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It was the goal that set the tone of the game for the La Liga outfit as they doubled their lead 13 minutes after, through the spot-kick converted by Alexia Putellas.

Aitana Bonmati stretched the lead to three goals after 20 minutes of action while Caroline Graham Hansen's 36th-minute strike completed the demolition in the first half.

Cortes made a tactical substitution in the 71st minute as Asisat Oshoala comes on for Jennifer Hermoso to further solidify their performance.

And the 26-year-old made it five goals for her team but her goal was chopped off by the referee as they ended up champions beating their counterpart 4-0.

Recall that the Super Falcons striker was the first African to score in the final of the UCL in 2019 and two years later, she has lifted the title.

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Meanwhile, the Catalans continue to make history as they are the only club to have won both the men's and women's versions of the UEFA Champions League.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Santi Mina's brace was all Celta Vigo needed to sink Barcelona in their penultimate Spanish League game of the season.

This means that Ronald Koeman's men have lost out of the title race which will be decided between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on the last day.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring for the Catalans with a stunning header two minutes before the half-hour mark after connecting with Sergio Busquets' delivery in the 18-yard box.

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