Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian Star Nets in Villarreal’s Win Over Valencia

Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian Star Nets in Villarreal’s Win Over Valencia

  • Villarreal on Saturday evening, 31 December, recorded a 2-1 win over Valencia in Spanish La Liga tie
  • Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze scored his side's equalizing goal which was his first this term in the League
  • The Super Eagles star and his teammates at Villarreal are currently occupying seventh position on the table

Nigerian striker Samuel Chukwueze on Saturday, December 31, finally ended his eight-month goal drought without scoring in the Spanish La Liga for Villarreal.

Not been able to score for the Spanish side in the last eight months has been a worrisome issue for the Nigerian before he eventually found the back of the net.

Samuel Chukwueze, Nigeria, Villarreal, Valencia
Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian star nets in Villarreal's win over Valencia. Photo by Magma
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Chukwueze scored in the 45th minute as Villarreal beat visiting Valencia 2-1 in the Spanish topflight battle.

When last Samuel scored?

Chukwueze who last scored a league goal for Villarreal in their 2-1 defeat to Alaves on April 30,2022 is enjoying a new lease of life since the arrival of former Quique Setien who replaced Unai Emery in October.

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Who scored other goals?

Former Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani scored the first goal of the match in thw 21st minute before Chukwueze restored parity in the 45th minute and Juan Foyth netted the winner in the 88th minute.

Now that the Nigerian star has scored his first goal of the season for Villarreal after 14 games, he will want to continue netting for the Spanish side.

Meanwhile, Villarreal are currently occupying 7th position on the Spanish La Liga table with 24 points.

Liverpool eye move for Chukwueze

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how in a bid to bolster his squad’s attack, Jurgen Klopp is looking to land Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze at Anfield.

The winger has been impressive for La Liga outfit Villarreal in recent times and has attracted interest from the Premier League outfit.

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Reds are already planning a bid for the 23-year-old, whose contract with Villarreal expires in 2024.

If the Nigerian decides not to renew his contract with the Spanish club, they could allow him to leave for a nominal price at the end of the season.

Liverpool needs to strengthen the right-hand side of their attack, and the Super Eagles winger could be a quality backup for Mohamed Salah.

Source: Sports Brief News