Oshoala a doubt for Barcelona's all important Champions League clash

Asisat Oshoala

Oshoala a doubt for Barcelona's all important Champions League clash

Faruq Ibrahim 19:04 - 02.06.2023

Despite travelling with the squad to Eindhoven for the UWCL final, Oshoala's involvement is a major doubt as she continues to train in isolation.

Barcelona play Wolfsburg in the final of the UWCL tomorrow, and they might have to take on the challenge without their chief markswoman, Asisat Oshoala. 

The 29-year-old Nigeria international hurt her hamstring and was in a race against time to be fit enough to make the final.

She travelled with the team to Eindhoven, the location for the final, raising hopes that she would be ready in time to be involved; however, she was not spotted training with the group.  

Oshoala's fitness in doubt 

According to a video clip by AS's Marta Grinan, Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala was not involved in today's group training with the rest of the squad.  

She has been training individually in a race to fitness, and despite the coach, Jonatan Giraldez, being reported to have said every player was available, the former Liverpool striker seemingly remains in isolated training. 

Oshoala is Barcelona's joint top scorer in the competition, on five goals with Aitana Bonmati, and a possible absence could come as a big blow to her team's chances of winning their second UWCL title in three seasons. 

Meanwhile, Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala is elated that the era of following the UEFA Women's Champions League on live scores is over for her family, Nigerians, and Africans.

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