Barcelona Femeni were thrashed 4-1 by Lyon in Saturday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final.
Though it was a bad day for the whole team, Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala will be very happy with the new height she attained during the short time she spent on the pitch.
She scored a late goal for the Spanish giants to become the first African and Barcelona player to score in UEFA Women’s Champions League final.
Her latest achievement sent Twitter into a total meltdown as fans kept singing her praises.
@aanuadeoye: ” NIGERIA’S VERY OWN Oshoala scores a consolation.”
@PoojaMedia: “Oshoala scored the only goal despite starting on the bench as Lyon win their 4th UWCL on the bounce. She entered & she changed the game. Respect Africa’s face of women football.”
@OnomeAppeal: “FACT: @NGSuper_Falcons Asisat Oshoala is the first senior African international to play and also score in a final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. History Maker. #UWCLfinal |#UWCL”
@mreds: “Asisat Oshoala ‘s goal wasn’t enough as Lyon were crowned champions for the 4th straight year. FT: @OL 4-1 @FCBfemeni #UWCLFinal”
@pitchplayonline: “UEFA Women Champions League Final Lyon 4 Vs Barcelona 1 Ballon d’Or Winner Ada Hegerberg Got A Hattrick For Lyon Femeni While Asisat Oshoala Scored A Consolation Goal For Barcelona Femeni…. She Came Off The Bench…”
@adwoa_gyamfoa: “Why didn’t Oshoala start ?? This is the final🤦. #UWCLFinal”
@AyodejiX2: “Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala : • First African to PLAY in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final • First African to SCORE in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final #Legend”
@sholsss: “And Asisat Oshoala scores!!! Why she didn’t start I don’t know. Only the coach can answer that question! #UWCLFinal”
@AbassUmana: “Why didn’t they start Oshoala ?”
@deniyiclement: “Apparently, Asisat Oshoala has scored Barcelona’s first ever goal in the #UWCLfinal. @FCBfemeni @OL_English @MastaCard”
The striker is expected to return back to her parent club Dalian Quanjian F.C. in China, but it remains unknown if Barcelona will sign her on a permanent deal.
Photo Credit : fcbarcelona.com