Asisat Oshoala lands easy UWCL draw with FC Barcelona Femení

Asisat Oshoala lands easy UWCL draw with FC Barcelona Femení
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Asisat Oshoala and FC Barcelona Femini have been handed an easy draw to start the defence of their UEFA Women's Champions League title.

Following the conclusion of the qualifiers on Wednesday, the Women's Champions League group-stage draw was done earlier today as clubs found out their respective opponents.

Defending champions Barcelona were drawn against Rosengard, Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica from Sweden, Germany and Portugal respectively.

Asisat Oshoala picked up her second Champions League winner's medal with Barcelona last time out where they produced an impressive second-half comeback against Wolfsburg in the final after going 2-0 down.

She netted five goals en route to her team's road to glory with only top scorer Ewa Pajor finding the net on more occasions.

Favourable Champions League draw could help Asisat Oshoala rediscover scoring form

Oshoala wasted no time in opening her account for the season as she found the back of the net just nine minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute against Madrid Women in her first outing.

However, the 29-year-old has failed to score in any of the subsequent three matches, although all of her appearances in that time have been off the bench and have amounted to only 42 minutes of action.

Since the return of Alexia Putellas to full fitness, Oshoala has dropped out of the starting XI but she now has an opportunity to stake her claim for a place in the lineup as the Women's Champions League commences.

Barcelona faced Rosengard and Benfica in the group stage of last season's Champions League and Oshoala will have happy memories having netted a brace against both of the aforementioned teams.

A repeat of her goalscoring heroics on the continental front from last season would make a strong case for her return to the starting XI and it is up to Oshoala to seize the opportunity when it inevitably arrives.

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