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Asisat Oshoala’s bicycle kick named goal of the season in Women’s Champions League

UEFA has awarded Asisat Oshoala’s stunning bicycle kick in Barcelona’s game against Benfica as the Goal of the Season in the Women’s Champions League.

Oshoala’s exceptional strike was a highlight in Barcelona’s 5-0 victory over Benfica.

The Nigerian forward, who recently confirmed she will receive a medal for being a three-time UWCL winner despite her departure from Barcelona, expressed her joy over the accolade. “I am getting a medal too,” Oshoala announced, celebrating her continued success in European football despite her move to American club, Bay FC,.

In the same awards, Barcelona’s midfielder Aitana Bonmatí took second place for her impressive goal in the quarter-final second-leg win against Brann. Lyon’s Delphine Cascarino secured third place with her powerful long-range strike in the quarter-final second-leg victory over Benfica.

The top ten goals of the 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League season were ranked as follows:

  1. Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona 5-0 Benfica) – A breathtaking bicycle kick.
  2. Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona 3-1 Brann) – A perfectly bending shot.
  3. Delphine Cascarino (Lyon 4-1 Benfica) – A powerful long-range effort.
  4. Justine Kielland (Brann 2-2 Lyon) – A crucial equalizer.
  5. Melchie Dumornay (Lyon 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain) – A decisive match-winner.
  6. Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona 7-0 Rosengård) – A display of skill and precision.
  7. Erin Cuthbert (Barcelona 0-1 Chelsea) – A critical goal in a tight match.
  8. Olivia Schough (Rosengård 2-2 Benfica) – A key contribution in a balanced game.
  9. Marie Alidou (Benfica 1-0 Frankfurt) – A game-winning strike.
  10. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Ajax) – A commanding finish.

Oshoala’s incredible goal not only secured her place in this prestigious list but also added another memorable moment to her illustrious career.

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