- Samuel Chukwueze was on the scoresheet as Villarreal and Galatasaray put on a thriller
- The Nigerian international has been in fine form this season for the Spanish La Liga side
- In a dramatic mid-season friendly, the winger scored his team's third goal of the first half
Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze turned up for Villarreal in their friendly game win over Galatasaray.
During their first mid-season friendly, the La Liga side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Turkish side Fenerbahce, but they did better in their second game against Galatasaray, another team from Turkey.
It was a dramatic affair at the NEF Stadyumu in Istanbul, as the Yellow Submarines took the lead inside 22 minutes through defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin, who struck a curler from the edge of the box.
Johan Mojica doubled the lead for Villarreal with a fantastic free kick about five minutes later, to make it 2-0.
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Then it was the turn of Chukwueze, who showed great positioning and pace, to score the third for the Spanish club in the 32nd minute.
Galatasaray then reduced the deficit after Bafetimbi Gomis found the back of the net in the 42nd minute, but Jorge Pascual scored for the La Liga side to maintain the gap going into the break.
The former Turkish champions tried to stage a comeback with second-half goals from Albdullerim Bardakci and Beran Demiroglu, but Villarreal held out for the 4-3 win.
In October, Chukwueze was also on the score sheet, as Villarreal were held to a 2-2 draw by Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa Conference League.
The draw meant the club confirmed at the top of the group with 13 points, while Lech Poznan are second with 6, one point ahead of third-placed Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Victor Osimhen searches for trainer
Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigerian international Victor Osimhen wants a new personal trainer, to help improve his performance when club football resumes.
Osimhen has been out of action due to the 2022 World Cup break, as the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the global showpiece.
A section of the Italian media reports that the 23-year-old has his sights on more milestones and believes his performance can still improve.
Source: Sports Brief News