Chukwueze Scores In Villarreal, Hapoel Beer Sheva Settle for Draw in Europa Conference League

Chukwueze Scores In Villarreal, Hapoel Beer Sheva Settle for Draw in Europa Conference League

  • Samuel Chukwueze was on the score sheet as Villarreal played a 2-2 draw with Hapoel Beer Sheva
  • The Nigerian international, who had a great game on the night, made it 1-1 after his side conceded in the opening minutes of the second half
  • The encounter eventually ended 2-2 as Villarreal confirmed their place at the summit of the group

Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze was on the scoresheet Thursday night as Villarreal were held to a 2-2 draw by Hapoel Beer Sheva in the Europa Conference League.

The first half ended goalless, but Tomas Hemed opened the scoring for the visitors barely three minutes into the second half.

The Israeli tucked home from the penalty spot to put his side ahead, silencing the entire stadium.

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles, Villarreal
Samuel Chukwueze and his teammates celebrate a goal against Hapoel Beer Sheva. Photo: Maria Jose Segovia
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Nigerian international Chukwueze drew his side level with a sublime finish in the 57th minute.

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Arnaut Danjuma then put Villarreal ahead in the 70th minute, but nine minutes later, the visitors drew level courtesy of a fine strike by Sagiv Jehezkel at it ended 2-2.

The draw means Villarreal confirm their place at the group's top with 13 points, while Lech Poznan are second with 6, one point ahead of third place Hapoel Beer Sheva.

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Meanwhile, Chukwueze has suggested that Pedri, who plays for rival La Liga club Barcelona, is probably the best in the world right now.

Chukwueze, who has been in fine form for Villarreal this season, took to social media to hail the Barcelona star.

Having played ten matches in all competitions so far this season, Pedri has managed just one goal, but with no assist.

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns to his scoring form

Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his best as he found the back of the net during Man United's Europa League clash against Sheriff on Thursday night.

The veteran striker was recently banished from the first team by United boss Erik ten Hag after it emerged that he had left the pitch before the full-time whistle.

And the five-time Ballon d'Or winner proved to Ten Hag just why he is critical to him as he got his name on the scoresheet against Sheriff, scoring his side's third goal in their 3-0 win.

Source: Sports Brief News

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