Chukwueze Scores As Villarreal Beat Valladolid In La Liga
Super Eagles attacker, Samuel Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal in almost a year as his club, Villareal defeated Valladolid 2-0 on Monday in the 2020/2021 Spanish league season, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Chukwueze scored in the 21st minute of the first half to put his side ahead with a left-footed strike off Pedraza’s assist at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal.
The goal ended Chukwueze’s La Liga goal drought for his Club. The last time he scored in Spain’s top flight was in November 2019 during his side’s 3-1 home defeat to Celta Vigo.
Pau Torres scored the second goal of the game for Villarreal in the 37th minute to seal the victory for the Yellow Submarines.
Chukwueze saw 64 minutes of action before he was replaced by Takefusa Kubo.
The victory lifted Villarreal to the third position on the La Liga table with 15 points in eight games, two points behind league leaders, Real Sociedad. They will host Maccabi Tel Aviv in the UEFA Europa League on November 5 in their next game.
Chukwueze is among the players Gernot Rohr is banking on to prosecute two-leg 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on 13 and 17 of this month against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.