Samuel Chukwueze posts man-of-the-match performance in Villarreal's 1-0 win over Mallorca

Samuel Chukwueze posts man-of-the-match performance in Villarreal's 1-0 win over Mallorca

- Samuel Chukwueze had a decent game in Villarreal second straight win in a row against Mallorca

- The 22-year-old provided the assist that led to the only goal of the match in the 16th minute

- Villarreal are now looking good for a place in Europe as they moved to seventh on the log

Samuel Chukwueze has been in tremendous form since the return of La Liga as he helped Villarreal beat Mallora 1-0 in a matchday 29 fixture.

The Nigerian international played all 90 minutes in the match and justified his starting position in Javi Calleja's squad.

Mallorca created the urgency in the opening minutes as former Chelsea star Baba Rahman rattled the cross-bar from distance.

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But it was Chukwueze who made the Yellow Marines' first real threat on goal count as he made a dashing run down the right and sleeked a pass through to Carlos Bacca who had an easy tap-in.

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Manu Trigueros should have doubled the advantage but Mallorca's stopper Manolo Reina made a fine save from close range to keep his team's hopes alive.

Reina was also on hand to stop Gerard Moreno's effort with a fine reflex save in the 60th minute.

Baba tried his luck from distance again as the ball hit the cross-bar for the second time in the match with Villarreal keeper looking on.

Samuel Chukwueze posts man-of-the-match performance in Villarreal's 1-0 win over Mallorca
Samuel Chukwueze was a handful against Mallorca as he created most chances in the match. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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In the latter stages of the match, Asenjo was called to action as he made three saves in a goalmouth scramble but Villarreal went away with maximum points.

Chukweze's stats in all 90 minutes was incredible as he completed more take-ons (7) than any other player on the pitch and no player in the created more chances (2) and no Villarreal player made more tackles (3) than the 22-year-old.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Wilfred Ndidi is the eighth highest rated player in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season, according to WhoScored.

Players were selected in all teams and the positions they play and the Leicester City midfielder was selected among the best.

The 23-year-old has been the best tackler in the English topflight division in the past two seasons and that has linked him several top teams in England.

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