Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat ‘Super Zee’ Oshoala is still relishing the satisfaction of her goal that helped The Catalans secure a stunning 3-0 win against Manchester City of England in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and take a step closer to the semi-finals, megasportsarena.com reports.
Oshoala opened scoring in the 35th minute, when she fired home from the edge of the box for Barcelona’s 100th goal in the competition and the Nigerian female national, Super Falcons’ captain, who has netted three goals in five Champions League matches, is already looking forward to the reverse fixture on March 31 in Manchester.
The 26-year-old former FC Robo Queens of Lagos, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt, Arsenal and Liverpool Ladies of England as well as ex-Dalian Quanjian of China ace, who has also scored 19 goals in 15 domestic league games for Barcelona. Was all glee after the quarter-final first leg game at U-Power Stadium.
After opening scoring 15 minutes before half time, when she pounced on a free-kick that the defenders of City failed to clear, Oshoala was also instrumental on the second goal, after Demi Stokes tripped her in the box and Mariona Caldentey converted the resultant penalty kick.
Jenni Hermoso put icing on Barca’s big win in the first leg that was played in Monza, Italy due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, following which Gareth Taylor’s side must score at least three goals to avoid elimination in next Wednesday’s home second leg at Academy Stadium in Manchester.
Oshoala was over the moon as she celebrated her goal and the club posted a dramatic message in her honour via @FCBfemeni, stating: “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLÀS D’ @AsisatOshoala! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL DEL #FCBFEMENI! (1-0, min 35) #BarçaManchesterCity.”