Jubilation as Nigerian football star inspires Barcelona to Champions League triumph over top European side

Jubilation as Nigerian football star inspires Barcelona to Champions League triumph over top European side

- Barcelona ladies cruised to a 5-0 win over Fortuna Hjorring

- The Catalan club claimed a 9-0 aggregate win over the Danish outfit

- Super Falcons forward Oshoala was on target despite starting the game from the bench

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Nigerian football star Asisat Oshoala was on target for Barcelona ladies in their 5-0 win over Fortuna Hjorring in the Women's Champions League Round of 16 contest.

The Super Falcons striker who started the game from the bench came on for Patricia Guijarro in the 53rd minute before finally ending her six games goal drought.

She found the back of the net in the 78th minute after making a run into the opposition's danger box before placing the ball beyond the goalkeeper's reach.

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Before eventually recording her name on the scores sheet, she had a chance to score but her effort went wide from a cross from the left flank.

Jubilation as Nigerian football star inspires Barcelona to Champions League triumph over top European side
Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala after missing a chance during Barcelona ladies win over Fortuna Hjorring. Photo by CLAUS BJOERN LARSEN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP
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Aitana Bonmati gave Lluis Cortes' ladies the lead in the 36th minutes with a superb finish from close range after outrunning her marker. The goal was however enough to keep them ahead until the end of the opening half.

The 23-year-old Spaniard doubled her side's lead in the 49th minute as she also completed her brace in the meeting.

Mariona Caldentey converted a spot-kick in the 55th minute while Marta Torrejon completed the five goals demolition as they progressed to the next round on 9-0 aggregate.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria and FC Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala has been named among the top 30 inspiring women in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8.

The 26-year-old Super Falcons attacker joined the Catalan club in 2019 and has been an incredible performer for them since then.

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Stats show that she has scored a staggering 33 goals in 32 appearances for them and helped them win the league title last campaign.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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