Nigerian Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg defeat Barca in Women’s UCL
NEWSMAN – Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala fired blanks as Barcelona suffered a 1-0 defeat to German side Wolfsburg in the semi-final of UEFA Women’s Champions League for a fifth time on Tuesday.
Sweden forward Fridolina Rolfo put the Germans ahead against the run of the play in the 58th minute, she fired in from a close range in the 58th minute, as Barca, beaten finalists last year, failed to clear the danger.
Barca had 16 attempts on goal but only once managed to test Wolfsburg goalkeeper Friederike Abt, who saved a header from Oshoala in the first half.
The ball had appeared to deflect off the hand of Wolfsburg defender Kathrin Hendrich, but the Spanish side’s appeals for a penalty kick were ignored.
Oshoala headed narrowly over the bar soon after Rolfo’s goal while Spain internationals Mariona Caldentey and Jennifer Hermoso also missed the target.
Wolfsburg saw the game out to book their place in the final on August 30 against either holders Olympique Lyonnais or Paris St-Germain (PSG), who meet on Wednesday, News Agency of Nigeria reported.
Barcelona’s men’s team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in Portugal, losing 8-2 to Bayern Munich