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WCL: Oshoala eyes more laurels as Barca Wolfsburg clash

Super Falcons and Barcelona Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala will be hoping to add to her basket of laurels as the Liga side face their Germany counterparts Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League final tomorrow.

Oshoala was part of the team that clinched the title in the 2020-21 season and lifting the title come June third will be her second Champions league title adding to her numerous other winning including league and Copa de la Reina.

Both clubs are no strangers to the Champions League and indication that tomorrow’s encounter will be full of fireworks.
oshaola celebrates the 2020-21 champions league triumph

Both sides hold European heritage but the Spaniards hold the most recent sway. They will be appearing in their third successive final, after beating Chelsea in 2021 and losing against Lyon in 2022.

Wolfsburg last featured in 2020, losing out to serial champions Lyon, but will be contesting their sixth final overall.

Barcelona, heavy favourites last season and this, were stunned by Lyon in last year’s final. They were 3-0 down inside 33 treacherous first-half minutes.

Barcelona blew the WSL champions away in just 36 minutes, scoring for times, with Chelsea trailing after just 33 seconds. Last year, Barca attempted to enact the same assault on Lyon, but failed to account for a much wilier, much more accomplished and adroit opponent.

This season’s Women’s Champions League final is sold out for the first time in the competition’s recent history and will set an attendance record in the Netherlands, as over 34,000 fans are expected to pack out PSV Eindhoven’s Philips Stadion.

Wolfsburg, however, will attempt to do what they did against Arsenal in their semi-final tie. They tried to contain and stifle the Gunners before launching on the counter-attack, or striking from well-rehearsed set-piece routines.

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