Big Mentality — Chiamaka Nnadozie reacts to penalty save, 'great' win against Real Madrid

Chiamaka Nnadozie proving her goalkeeper prowess. (Photo Credit: Justina Aniefiok/X)

Big Mentality — Chiamaka Nnadozie reacts to penalty save, 'great' win against Real Madrid

Izuchukwu Akawor 09:42 - 15.12.2023

Chiamaka Nnadozie's heroics inspired Paris FC to a famous outing against Real Madrid in the UEFA Women's Champions League, UWCL.

Nigeria Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has broken her silence after helping Paris FC make history in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. 

Nnadozie saved a decisive penalty to inspire the French side to their first-ever win after a 2-1 win against Real Madrid on Thursday night. 

Nnadozie against Real Madrid

The 22-year-old proved to be the key difference between Paris and Real Madrid after another stunning performance. 

Paris FC registered their first points in the UWCL and had their world-class Nigerian goalkeeper to thank for the memorable victory.

Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC) || Credit: Imago

Goals from Julie Dufour and Gaetane Thiney handed Paris a shock 2-0 lead following a blistering start to the clash at Stade Robert-Bobin.

However, the Spanish giants were given a lifeline in the second half when the referee awarded a penalty following a foul.

Chiamaka Nnadozie is making a name as a penalty expert. (Photo Credit: Imago)

But Super Falcons’ Nnadozie showed why she was recently crowned the African Goalkeeper of the Year as she stepped up to stop the resultant kick from World Cup winner, Olga Carmona to help preserve the lead.

Los Blancos later pulled a goal back in the second half through Caroline Moller, but Paris held on for the impressive victory.

Super Falcons goalkeeper reacts

Following the win, Nnadozie provided an insight into her performance and the team’s win.

According to posts across her social media accounts, the talented goalkeeper referenced the mental fortitude needed to face a formidable side like Madrid. 

Nnadozie before her heriocs against Wolfsburg to inspire Paris FC in the UWCL. (Photo Credit: Paris Feminine/Instagram)

“Big night, big mentality,” Nnadozie noted on her Instagram story. “Big win in the Champions League tonight.”

On her account, the Falcon also thanked the fans for their support. 

“What a Champions League night,” she added. “An important win at home, great fight from the whole team. To our amazing fans, thank you so much.”

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