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Sarah Michael in action for KIF Orebro
A host of Nigerian internationals (Super Falcons) were in action for their respective clubs in Europe, as the Round of 32 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League was concluded.BIIK Kazygurt [Kazakhstan]:
Super Falcons captain Evelyn Nwabuoku and Charity Adule played the entire match as visitors BIIK Kazyygurt suffered a 4-1 defeat to their Spanish opponents Barcelona, thus losing 5-2 on aggregate.

Both teams had settled for a 1-1 draw in the first leg a forthnight ago but hosts took control of the game when Jenifer Hermoso opened scoring in the 11th minute; Melaine Serrano doubled their lead ten minutes later.

Marta Unzue scored in the 51st minute to put the game beyond Kazygurt, before Hermoso grabbed her second goal of the game; Gulnara Gabelia netted the consolatory goal on the stroke of time for the visitors.

Liverpool [England]:
At the Select Security Stadium, Asisat Oshoala and her team narrowly lost, 1-0 to Brescia of Italy, as coach Matt Beard guided the team for the last time before leaving for Boston Baker.

Barbara Bonansea scored the only goal in the 26th minute as the visitors scaled through to the Round of 16 on a 2-0 aggregate result. Oshoala was yellow carded in the 31st minute.

KIF Orebro [Sweden]:
Sarah Michael and Ogonna Chukwudi were on the scorer-sheet as KIF Orebro marched into the next round with a 5-0 drubbing of PAOK of Greece. Michael opened the floodgate of goals on the 10th minute.

Natalia Chatzigiannidou scored her team before Sanna Talonen added the third goal before half time. Chukwudi and Julia Spetsmark completed the rout in the second half as Orebro qualified 8-0 on aggregate.

Paris Saint German [France]:
Ebere Ngozi was an unused substitute as French giants recorded a massive win, 9-0 thrashing of Romania’s Olimpia Universitatea to book their place in the Round of 16 15-0 on aggregate.

Fortuna Hjorring [Denmark]/Minsk [Belarus]:
Chi-Chi Igbo inspired her team Fortuna Hjorring of Denmark to a 4-0 defeat of Belarus’ Minsk that featured the trio of Onome Ebi, Gift Otuwe and Esther Sunday to qualify 6-0 on aggregate.

Elsewhere, Nigerian-born England star Eniola Aluko scored one of Chelsea’s goals in the 22nd minute as the English champions defeated Glasgow City of Scotland 3-0 to advance on a 4-0 aggregate scoreline.

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