Video: Ikwaput scores stunner as BIIK-Kazygurt stun Barca

It was an action-packed midweek in Europe as the 10 Africans still standing suited up in the first leg of the Uefa Women’s Champions League Round of 32.

BIIK-Kazygurt trio

Ugandan Fazila Ikwaput came off the bench to pick an assist and a goal as BIIK-Kazygurt stunned Barcelona 3-1 in the early kick-off on Wednesday, 12 September (video highlights above).

Ikwaput curled home a beauty from the right flank to double the hosts’ lead in the 49th minute following Alexia Puteljas’ own goal before the break.

She then turned provider, setting up Gulnara Gabelia for BIIK’s third at the hour mark before Toni Duggan pulled one back for the Catalans.

This was the fourth Champions League goal this season for the reigning Ugandan Female Footballer of the Year.

The Nigerian duo of Chinwendu Ihezuo and Charity Adule featured the whole match for the Kazakhstan champions in the stunning win.

Return leg: 26 September.

Enganamouit – Avaldsnes

In Norway, Gaelle Enganamouit’s Avaldsnes went down 2-0 to the reigning champions Lyon, who are eyeing an unprecedented fourth straight title.

The former African Player of the Year played the first 66 minutes in the match that saw Amandine Henry open the scoring in the 50th minute.

Tunisian-born French international Amel Majri then buried the match in the 77th minute.

Return leg: 27 September.

Cyprus-based quartet

The tale was similar in Cyprus as the African quartet at Somatio Barcelona fell 2-0 to Glasgow City.

Ivorian Rita Akaffou and compatriots Fatou Coulibaly and Rebecca Elloh made the start for the Cyprus champions alongside Nigerian veteran Ngozi Ebere.

Goals by Hayley Lauder and Leanne Crichton on either side of the break lifted the visitors to victory.

Skipper Rita Akaffou will miss the return leg after being sent off in the 43rd minute for a second booking.

Return leg: 27 September.

Okyere – Spartak Subotica

Meanwhile, Priscilla Okyere’s Spartak Subotica were thrashed 7-0 by Bayern München in the biggest defeat of the round.

The Ghanaian forward played the whole match for the Serbian side as the German giants stormed to a 3-0 lead by the break courtesy of Jill Roord’s brace and Gina Lewandowski’s opener.

Lina Magull then converted from the spot in the 64th before Jovana Damnjanović, Kristin Demann and Lineth Beerensteyn scored in the last 10 minutes to wrap up proceedings.

Return leg: 26 September.

Smeda – Gintra

On Thursday, South African midfielder Leandra Smeda played the entire 90 minutes for Lithuanian Champions Gintra in a 3-0 defeat to Slavia Praha.

Michaela Dubcová’s second half brace sandwitched between Tereza Szewieczková’s goal sealed a comfortable win for the Czech side.

Return leg: 27 September.

Related: Africans storm to Champions League Round of 32

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