• Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

UEFA Women Champions League Qualifiers: Chiamaka Nnadozie saves two penalties as Paris FC knocks out Arsenal

Super Falcons and Paris FC Shot-stopper, Chiamaka Nnadozie saved two penalties to lead her club, Paris FC to a shock 4-2 shootout victory over Arsenal in their UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) second qualifying round match on Saturday in London.

Nnadozie made two brilliant saves to help Paris FC win 4-2 on penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw in regulation time.

Paris, the underdogs took a two-goal lead early in the second half but Arsenal equalised with two late strikes as the encounter ended 2-2 at regulation time.

In the second half of extra time, Julie Soyer scored a first-time finish, putting Paris back in front, but former Red Devil star, Alessia Russo, brought Arsenal level again with a beautiful 22-meter shot.

Despite the comeback, Arsenal, who reached the semi-finals of the competition last season were knocked out of the qualifiers following a superb performance from Chiamaka Nnadozie during the kicks from the penalty mark.

Meanwhile, Alessia Russo was one of the two Arsenal players whose spot kicks were saved by Nnadozie.

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