Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala was twice unlucky as Wolfsburg ground out a 1-0 win over FC Barcelona Women on Tuesday to reach the Women’s Champions League final for a fifth time.Sweden forward Fridolina Rolfo put the Germans ahead against the run of the play in the 58th minute. She fired in from close range as Barca, beaten finalists last year, failed to clear the danger.Barca had 16 attempts on goal but only once managed to test Wolfsburg goalkeeper Friederike Abt, who saved a header from Oshoala in the first half.The ball had appeared to deflect off the hand of Wolfsburg defender Kathrin Hendrich, but the Spanish side’s appeals for a penalty kick were ignored.Oshoala headed narrowly over the bar soon after Rolfo’s goal, while Spain internationals Mariona Caldentey and Jennifer Hermoso also missed the target.Wolfsburg saw the game out to book their place in the final on August 30 against either holders Olympique Lyonnais or Paris St-Germain, who meet on Wednesday. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Asisat OshoalaFC BarcelonaFC Barcelona WomenFridolina RolfoUEFA Champions LeagueWolfsburg WOmenlast_img read more

“I’ve never scored so few goals”

first_imgAre you pressed for those 30 million euros it cost?Well, I felt more pressured in Celta B, fighting not to go down to Third. Now I know that I have a responsibility and a large investment has been made. When you make a disbursement of this type it is important that it be reciprocated. I am sure that when I finish my stage at Betis you will not talk about money. It is costing me more to have occasions than other years and that is what worries me. I know that if the chances occur I will end up getting them.Benzema also goes through a bad streak …It seems to me an exquisite striker, great in what he contributes to the offensive game of Madrid apart from the goal. But the strikers coexist with being questioned if we don’t dial. I’m sure Karim is going around that too, but technically it’s spectacular. I try to learn from him.Cast?When I watch football it is almost always to see strikers, rather than to watch the game itself. Fernando Torres, Drogba, Fernando Morientes … Every year one comes out that I like, I notice and try to learn. I enjoy seeing other points. I’ve done it all my life. They have always caught my attention.Forwards like Vinicius, who is also criticized for the lack of goal …We live exposed to the goal. People think and you must absorb what you think adds you. Vinicius is very young, has an incredible talent and is sure to move forward. There are times when you don’t know why you haven’t scored a goal. I keep learning to score more.What do you expect from the season?Europe is quite far, that is a reality. We have to win games, eliminate doubts, find ourselves at our best level and we’ll see where we stand. What are the sensations before facing Real Madrid?It’s always nice to play against such a team. But in the situation we are in, we still want to face it and get a positive result.How was Madrid given to you?I only played last year with Espanyol and this season. I think that the Bernabéu game, in the first round, was complete. It can help us to do things well and even try to win this time.They say that, despite being leaders, Zidane’s are more biscuitable …I don `t believe. Madrid has a tremendous squad and wins matches with relative ease, with how difficult it is to win this year. And now let’s go with Borja Iglesias. Is this lack of goal (three goals alone) that you are living normal?I have never experienced a campaign in which I scored so few goals, but it doesn’t obsess me. I am lucky to be a type of striker who, although we all live off the goal, I do more things. I try to do everything that is asked of me in defense and attack. The goal will come, I want to score many.Never scored so little?So is. I have never scored fewer goals, only when I did not play football, since I was four years old. Every season is a world. It is also difficult to score in Second B, each situation you live differently. There is time and I trust the work so that I can change. I think the minimum was 11 in Celta B.But Rubi keeps putting him …I am very grateful to the coach for the trust in me. Also when I played Loren I felt clothed. That helps to be close to your level and aspire to reach your best version. In the world of football we all have pressure, but the tendency is to personify it in the coach. When there are problems it is rare that it is the fault of one.last_img

Gordon’s late strike saves MBU

first_imgWestern Bureau:Owayne Gordon scored for the second game running to snatch a dramatic 1-1 draw for Montego Bay United (MBU) against Humble Lion at Westpow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.Gordon was on target five minutes before the full-time whistle, to dash the hopes of the travelling Humble Lion supporters. His goal erased Kevon Issacs’ 27th-minute strike for Humble Lion.It is the forward’s third goal of the season and a most welcome one at that, as it also keeps last year’s beaten finalists close to the leaders.MBU now join FC Reno on 10 points and second in the 12-team standings, behind Portmore United (12 pts), who returned to winning ways after edging Cavalier SC 1-0.It was a game that MBU could hardly afford to have lost, and when Humble Lion grabbed the lead halfway into the first half, it left Tim Hankinson’s men with a whole lot to do to recover lost ground against the combative style of the Humble Lion players.Defender Cordel Simpson lost the ball in his third to Issacs, and the midfielder cut inside and unleashed a shot through Jacomeno Barrett’s legs for the opener.Although MBU battled to get back into the contest, it took them the remainder of the first half and 40 minutes of the second before Gordon found the equaliser for his club.MBU entered the game on a high after an easy 4-0 victory in midweek over previously unbeaten Cavalier and must have been brimming with confidence, but Humble Lion, for the past two seasons, have been able to hold their own against them.last_img read more