Asisat Oshoala Wins UEFA Women’s Champions League Goal of the Season

Asisat Oshoala Wins UEFA Women’s Champions League Goal of the Season

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 28, 2024 at 2:53 PM
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  • Asisat Oshoala won the Women’s Champions League Goal of the Season
  • The Nigerian forward netted an incredible bicycle kick against Benfica
  • Barcelona beat Lyon in the final to win a third Champions League title

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Asisat Oshoala's amazing bicycle kick for Barcelona on matchday one versus Benfica has been named the 2023/24 UEFA Women's Champions League Goal of the Season.

The Nigerian forward completed the rout after netting the Catalans' fifth goal in the 5-0 victory against the Portuguese team in the group stage on November 14 last year.

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Asisat Oshoala's goal versus Benfica on November 14, 2023, has been awarded the UEFA Women's Champions League Goal of the Season. Photo by David Ramos.
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According to Complete Sports, Oshoala’s strike was picked as the best among the top 10 goals selected by UEFA’s Technical Observer panel following the conclusion of the tournament.

2023 Ballon d’Or winner and Barcelona star, Aitana Bonmatí, took the second spot for her bending effort in the quarter-final second-leg win against Brann while Lyon’s Delphine Cascarino came third for her long-range strike in the second-leg QF victory over Benfica.

Oshoala, who only made two appearances for Barcelona in the Champions League this season, would eventually join Bay FC in the United States to further her career.

Oshoala gets UCL winners medal

Meanwhile, Oshoala got a medal as a UEFA Champions League winner despite making only two appearances for Barcelona in the competition before her switch to Bay FC in mid-season, BSN Sports reports.

Two second-half goals from Bonmatí and Alexia Putellas ensured the Catalans defeated Lyon 2-0 in the final to win the club’s third Champions League title on May 25.

Oshoala first won the title in 2021 with Barcelona Femini before further wins in 2023 and 2024 to secure her spot in the club’s history as part of the players to have won the competition thrice with the Catalans.

Oshoala makes history in UCL

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Oshoala has carved her name into history as the first African player to win three UEFA Women's Champions League (UWCL) titles.

Her contribution in the early stages helped secure her place in history, as the team triumphed in the final against Lyon, winning 2-0 at San Mames on Saturday, May 25.

The victory marked an extraordinary season for the Blaugranes, who clinched a historic quadruple with Liga F, Copa de la Reina, Supercopa de Espana, and UWCL titles.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..