Samuel Chukwueze Nets As Villarreal Beat Cartagena 5–1 in Copa Del Rey

Samuel Chukwueze Nets As Villarreal Beat Cartagena 5–1 in Copa Del Rey

  • Villarreal have progressed to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey after beating Cartagena 5-1
  • Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze was among the scorers even though he came on in the second half
  • Chukwueze who has been linked with some Premier League sides has now netted seven goals in all competitions

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has continued with his impressive performances for Villarreal this season netting in their Copa del Rey 5-1 win over Cartagena.

Tuesday night, 3 December, was a good day in office for Chukwueze and his teammates who recorded an emphatic win to progress to the round of 16.

Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal, Cartagena, Copa del Rey, Super Eagles
Samuel Chukwueze nets as Villarreal beat Cartagena 5-1 in Copa del Rey. Photo by Sergio Ruiz
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When did Samuel score?

Chukwueze started the game on the bench and replaced Arnaut Danjuma in the 68th minute.

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The Nigerian star found the net in the 85th minute in what was a good goal for the 23-year-old star.

He has now scored seven goals and recorded six assists in 24 appearances across all competitions for Villarreal this season according to the report on Complete Sports.

Samuel wanted in England

The Nigerian star has been linked with some clubs in the Premier League with the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle United said to be interested in his signature.

Chukwueze will also be looking forward to shine for the Super Eagles in 2023 when the AFCON qualifiers resume.

He and other teammates in the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup losing the play-offs against Ghana.

Liverpool want Samuel 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.

The 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.