Super Falcons stars Nnadozie, Payne, Ucheibe reach the UEFA Champions League group stage

Super Falcons stars Nnadozie, Payne, Ucheibe reach the UEFA Champions League group stage

  • The Super Falcons trio of Chiamaka Nnadozie, Nicole Payne, and Christy Ucheibe were on the winning side as their European clubs reached the group stage of the 2023/2024 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Chiamaka Nnadozie delivered another excellent showing to help Paris FC beat Wolfsburg [0-2] at the AOK Stadion and secure a [5-3] aggregate triumph.

Wolfsburg were the happier side last week as they held the French ladies to a [3-3] draw in Paris in the first leg of the playoffs.

Nnadozie saved a second-half penalty as goals from Julie Dufour and Louise Fleury handed Paris FC the win they needed on Wednesday night to send two-time European champions, Wolfsburg, out of the competition.

At the Parc des Princes in France, Nicole Payne watched the entire action from the bench as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a [3-1] win over Manchester United.

The two teams played out a [1-1] draw in England last week, but a brace from PSG's Lieke Martens and another effort from Sandy Baltimore rendered Lisa Naalsund's goal for Manchester United a mere formality.

At the Futebol Campus in Seixal, Christy Ucbeibe came off the bench to round off the scoring for Benfica in their big [4-0] win over Apollon Limassol.

Benfica, who defeated the same opponents [7-0] last week, were already two goals up by the time Ucheibe was introduced in the 70th minute to replace Anna Gasper. 

Canada's Marie Alidou added a third a minute later before Ucheibe struck the game's last goal in the 78th minute. It is her first goal of the 2023/2024 season

Paris FC, Benfica, and Paris Saint-Germain will know their group-stage opponents when the UWCL draw is made on Friday October 20. 

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