- First-time Europa League winner Samuel Chukwueze references God for his triumph
- The Nigerian star played no part in the game that helped the La Liga side emerge champions in the tourney
- Unai Emery's men came out triumphant after beating Man United on penalties
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Nigerian sensation, Samuel Chukwueze won his first-ever UEFA title following Villarreal's victory over Manchester United in the Europa League final earlier this week.
The Spanish League outfit came out triumphant after beating the Red Devils 11-10 on penalties having played 1-1 during the open game which stretched into extra minutes.
However, despite not featuring in the game, the Super Eagles had made enough appearances that earned him a medal at the end of the competition.
Recalled that he picked up an injury during the Yellow Submarine's semifinal first-leg clash against Arsenal earlier in the month, he could however not return in time for the remainder of the season.
And while he was kissing the coveted title, the 22-year-old insisted that only God could have made that happen considering the quality of the team they played against in the final.
Chukwueze made 11 appearances for Villarreal in the competition scoring one goal and assisting four others during the cause of the season.
It was however very painful that he couldn't participate in the final game that handed them the trophy - their very first of the tournament in history.
Chukwueze also joined the Nigerian stars who have won trophies this season including Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Asisat Oshoala, Paul Onuachu, and several others.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish League giants Villarreal have emerged Europa League champions after beating Manchester United 11-10 on penalties.
Villarreal vs Man United: Spanish League giants emerge Europa League champions after penalty shootout
The game was settled by the spot kicks after both sides played a 1-1 draw in the regulation period with Gerard Moreno and Edinson Cavani scoring for either side.
Moreno opened the scoring for the La Liga team one minute before the half-hour mark as the duo of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly were caught off guard by the attacker.