Samuel Chukwueze Scores In Villarreal’s Defeat Against Barcelona
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By Vitus Michael
Super Eagles attacker Samuel Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal for the season but it was not enough as his club, Villarreal failed to a 1-3 home defeat against Barcelona on Saturday, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Chukwueze who recently returned from injury, came off the bench in the 65th minute to score Villarreal’s equalizer in the 76th minute after Frenkie de Jong had given the visitors the lead in the 48th minute.
With the game evenly balanced and new Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez looking for his second win in a roll, the Yellow Submarines conceded two goals in six minutes late on to hand the Camp Nou side the all three points.
Memphis Depay scored in the 88th minute before Philip Coutinho made it 3-1 from the spot in the 4th minute of added time.
The goal was Chukwueze’s 3rd goal against the former Champions in recent meetings.
The victory took Barcelona to 7th on the log with 23 points, 7 points adrift of league leaders, Real Madrid who play Sevilla on Sunday.
On the other hand, Villarreal are on 12th position with 16 points.