Asisat Oshoala reached another milestone for her club yesterday when she scored Barcelona’s 100th Champions League goal, in the quarter-final victory over Manchester City.
Since joining Lluis Cortes’ side in January 2019, she has been on a remarkable run of form, notably coming on late as a substitute to score her side’s consolation in a 4-1 defeat to champions Lyon.
In a bid for a third consecutive semi-final, Cortes’ side, therefore, needed a quarter-final first-leg victory to boost their chances of progressing against the English giants at the U-Power Stadium.
Besides the quest for a win, the Catalans were also bidding to reach a milestone in the competition’s history, searching for their 100th goal, with 99 in their last 51 matches and conceded 44 times.
In the list of Barca’s all-time Champions League scorers, Oshoala was ranked seventh, having scored four times – six goals behind leader Jenni Hermoso with 12 for Barcelona.