Super Eagles Star Scores his 1st Goal of the Season in Style Against Barcelona

Super Eagles Star Scores his 1st Goal of the Season in Style Against Barcelona

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:52 PM
  • Samuel Chukwueze scored his first goal of the season against Barcelona as Villarreal fell by 3-1 in their La Liga fixture
  • The Nigerian international was a second half substitute in the game as he score a few minutes after coming on
  • However, Villarreal were all the losing side after conceding two late goals from Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho

Samuel Chukwueze was at the receiving end of Villarreal's 3-1 loss to Barcelona at the Estadio de la Ceramica, Goal, Premium Times.

The Nigerian international who spent most parts of the season on the sideline due to injury made a second half appearance and made it count.

Chukwueze scores against Barcelona
Samuel Chukwueze scores his 1st goal of the season in style in Villarreal's 3-1 loss to Barcelona. Photo by Fran Macia/Quality Sport Images
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Summary of the game

Frenkie de Jong had put the Catalans up in the 48th minute, a goal that was initially disallowed for offside before the VAR ruled in favour of the away side.

An the game changed following the introduction Chukwueze in the 65th minute, the Yellow Submarines gained momentum.

The 22-year-old latched on to a pass from Arnaut Danjuma and the Nigerian struck the ball cleanly with his left-foot to make it 2-1.

Villarreal had several chances to score in the match but failed to hit the back of the net.

Barca then punished the home side after Pervis Estupinan back pass fell kindly for Memphis Depay who rounded the goalkeeper and made it 2-1 with two minutes left on the clock.

Philippe Coutinho won a penalty deep into injury time and the Brazilian converted it to end the game by 3-1.

Xavi Hernandez has recorded his second win as manager of the club as La Blaugrana moved to seventh on the log.

Ndidi scores first goal of the season for Leicester City in the Europa League

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that It was a big night for Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City in their Europa League game against Legia Warsaw at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes going into the game were bottom of the group with just a win all season but dispatched the polish side by 3-1.

Brendan Rodgers' men started the game brightly as Patson Daka out-muscled his marker and picked his spot for the first goal of the match. His fifth of the campaign.

It was the turn of James Maddison to get his name on the scoresheet as he danced between defenders before picking his spot to make it 2-0.

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