Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian winger inspires Villarreal to 1st win in 2021

Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian winger inspires Villarreal to 1st win in 2021

- Samuel Chukwueze contributed to Villarreal's 2-1 win over Levante

- The winger came off the bench at the start of the second half and contributed to the goal in the 54th-minute goal

- Chukwueze has now grabbed his second assist for the La Liga team this term

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Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench to inspire Villarreal to their first win of the New Year.

The 21-year-old who started the game from the bench was introduced into the game at the start of the second half.

And nine minutes later, he provided an assist for Gerard Moreno's 54th-minute strike - a goal which ended up becoming the winner and they claimed a 2-1 win over Levante in the end.

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Fer Nino opened the scoring for the hists just after 19 minutes of action with Alfonso Pedraza bagging the assist for the opener.

Samuel Chukwueze: Nigerian winger inspires Villarreal to 1st win in 2020
Samuel Chukwueze celebrating with Gerard Moreno after their goal. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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However, Sergio Leon's 73rd-minute goal couldn't save the guests from losing as their visit to the Estadio de la Ceramica produced no point.

The Super Eagles winger has now increased his assist tally in the Spanish League to two after 16 matches. He also has a goal to his credit in the process.

Chukwueze who won the AFCON bronze medal with his country national team in 2019 has a deal with the La Liga club until 2023 but his enterprising performances have attracted top clubs to him.

Though none seems to have made any official offer to sign him, a number of them are monitoring his progress with the Yellow Submarines.

Legit.ng earlier reported Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze has supported Abia state-based grassroots football club Super Stars with sporting equipment said to be worth millions of naira.

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The Villarreal of Spain winger made the donation through his mother Sarah on Thursday, December 17, as part of his efforts to support grassroots football, according to Complete Sports.

It was gathered that Chukwueze had played for the club at a tender age and according to president of the academy Victor Apugo, the materials donated by the player are high grade, as he expresses gratitude to the gesture.

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