Asisat Oshoala makes history as first African woman to win Champions League

Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, has made history becoming the first Nigerian and African female player to win the UEFA Womens Champions league.

This is after she helped Barcelona defeat Chelsea in the final on Sunday night, May 16.

26-year-old Oshoala, was introduced in the 71st minute as Barcelona defeated Chelsea in the final of the 2020-21 edition.

Lluis Cortes’ women had taken a first-minute lead at the Gamla Ullevi after Melanie Leupolz turned the ball into her own net.

Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also fired past goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger to end Chelsea coach Emma Hayes’ dreams.

Barcelona, wanting more goals, then introduced Oshoala for Spanish midfielder Jennifer Hermoso in the 71st minute .

Oshoala scored a fifth goal in the closing stages of the game, but it was ruled offside.

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