Asisat Oshoala Scores Spectacular Bicycle Kick Goal as Barcelona Femini Thrash Benfica: Video

Asisat Oshoala Scores Spectacular Bicycle Kick Goal as Barcelona Femini Thrash Benfica: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Asisat Oshoala has opened her scoring account in the Women's Champions League
  • The Super Falcons star sealed victory for Barcelona in the competition's group stage win over Benfica
  • Barcelona Femini sit top of Group A after defeating the Portugues outfit

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala crowned an outstanding performance for Barcelona Femini in their opening group game of the UEFA Women's Champions League with a bicycle kick goal.

The Nigerian forward sealed victory as the Spanish giants thumped Benfica Women 5-0 on Tuesday evening at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.

It was her first goal in the competition's group stage this season as the Catalans got off to a bright start.

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Asisat Oshoala celebrating her goal against Benfica Women in the Champions League. Credit: @FCBfemini
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In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Oshoala met a lovely cross from Caroline Graham Hansen with a lovely acrobatic kick.

Meanwhile, in an explosive start to the game, Alexia Putellas opened the scoring after just 15 minutes before adding her second six minutes to half-time.

Aitana Bonmati extended the advantage right at the stroke of half-time as Barcelona Femini cruised to a commanding lead before the break.

After the break, Bonmati netted her second of the game before Oshoala put the icing on the cake with her spectacular strike, as reported by the BBC.

Barcelona Femini sits at the top of Group A after the first round of games.

Oshoala leads CAF Women's POTY nominations

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana and Nigerian internationals Chiamaka Nnadozie, and Asisat Oshoala have all been nominated for the 2023 Africa Women's Player of the Year award.

The trio are joined by 27 other women players for the CAF award, which is currently held by Barcelona Femeni striker Oshoala.

The Nigerian international is also one of the favourites to win the 2023 edition due to her performance with the Catalans.

Oshoala spotted speaking fluent Spanish

Sports Brief also reported that Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala spoke Spanish with ease during Barcelona Femini's victory parade.

The Barcelona Femini attacker has been in Spain since 2019, playing a pivotal role in the success of the Spanish giants.

However, not many Nigerian football fans believed she was as good on the pitch as she is with her linguistic skills.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.