Jubilation as Nigerian star wins first-ever UEFA Champions League with Barcelona after victory over Chelsea

Barca got the game started on a buzzing note after recording their first goal in the first minute of the encounter through an own goal Melanie Luepolz.

It was the goal that set the tone of the game for the La Liga outfit as they doubled their lead 13 minutes after through the spot-kick converted by Alexia Putellas.

Aitana Bonmati stretched the lead to three goals after 20 minutes of action while Caroline Graham Hansen’s 36th-minute strike completed the demolition in the first half.

Cortes made a tactical substitution in the 71st minute as Asisat Oshoala comes on for Jennifer Hermoso to further solidify their performance.

And the 26-year-old made it five goals for her team but her goal was chopped off by the referee as they ended up champions beating their counterpart 4-0.

Recalled that the Super Falcons striker was the first African to score in the final of the UCL in 2019 and two years later, she has lifted the title.

Meanwhile, the Catalans continue to make history as they the only club to have won both the men’s and women’s versions of the UEFA Champions League.


Final date for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury fight confirmed

Tyson Fury has confirmed that his world heavyweight title bout with Anthony Joshua, will take place August 14.

The 31-year-old Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, while Fury, 32, is WBC champion.

However, The fight will see all four belts on the line in a heavyweight bout for the first time in history.

The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis from 1999 to 2000, before a boxer had to also hold the WBO belt to be recognised as undisputed champion.

While announcing the fight date in a video on Twitter, Fury said: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and I cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all times.

“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet earth. Do not miss it.”



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