Panic as Oshoala cops injury ahead UCL final
With just 12 days to the UEFA Women’s Champions League final, Barcelona fans have expressed concerns after star striker Asisat Oshoala picked up an injury in Barcelona’s 2-1 loss to CFF Madrid in the Spanish Liga F on Sunday.
The Spanish champions are preparing to face Wolfsburg in the final of the Women’s Champions League at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, Netherlands June 3.
Last season, the 28-year-old was a late inclusion in the Barcelona squad that defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final of the competition, after she battled an ankle injury that ensured she missed the last two league games of the season.
On Sunday, in the last league game of this term, the five-time African Women’s Player of The Year was subbed off in the 21st minute for Alexia Putellas, who scored the Blaugrana’s only goal, as the champions suffered their first defeat in the league in two years, which ended their 64-match unbeaten run.
The Spanish club are yet to give any update on the injury of their top goals scorer, but Mundodeportivo, a Spanish tabloid, wrote that the Super Falcons star had sustained a hamstring injury.