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Oshoala In Action As Wolfsburg Beat Barcelona In Women’s Champions League Semi-final

Oshoala In Action As Wolfsburg Beat Barcelona In Women’s Champions League Semi-final

Super Falcons of Nigeria strìker, Asisat Oshoala, was in action for Barcelona Ladies but could not prevent them from losing 1-0 to Wolfsburg, in Tuesday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League, Completesports.com reports.

Oshoala who was on from the start of the game was later substituted in the 65th minute for Aitana Bonmati.

Fridolina Rolfo’s goal on 58 minutes took Wolfsburg through to a fifth Women’s Champions League final.

The Sweden striker pounced as the ball came to her from Ewa Pajor’s attempted overhead kick, settling a tight match.

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Barcelona, Champions League runners-up last year, started the brighter of the two sides and had a penalty appeal waved away in the first half.

The ball appeared to strike Wolfsburg defender Kathrin Hendrich after a free-kick was swung into the Barcelona box.

But the referee failed to spot the handball, with the video assistant referee system unable to intervene as it is not in operation until the final on Sunday.

The Spanish league champions had 16 chances during the game but it was Wolfsburg, who demolished Glasgow City 9-1 in the quarter-finals, who opened the scoring through Rolfo.

Wolfsburg, twice Women’s Champions League winners, will face Paris St-Germain or Lyon in Sunday’s final.

The two French sides meet each other in the second semi-final in Bilbao on Wednesday.

All ties from the quarter-finals onwards in this season’s Women’s Champions League competition are being played as one-off matches behind closed doors in Spain to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Victory for Wolfsburg on Sunday would complete a treble, as they have won the Women’s Bundesliga and also German Cup this season.

To get to the last four of this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League, Barcelona beat fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid 1-0.

By James Agberebi

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