Super Eagles star breaks the internet with his funny reaction after he was brought down for dribbling too much

Super Eagles star breaks the internet with his funny reaction after he was brought down for dribbling too much

- Samuel Chukwueze brought the drama with him to the pitch during Villarreal's La Liga game with Atletico

- The winger tried dribbling Saul but the midfielder threw his hands at him

- Chukwueze theatrically went down but came back up smiling with the Spaniard

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Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze sent social media into a frenzy with his reaction after Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez in one of their Spanish League fixtures.

The 21-year-old forward already dribbled the Spaniard by heightening him but he could not continue with his move after the opponent threw his hand at him.

Although the contact was very mild, the Super Eagles attacker decided to be theatrical by falling down firstly by holding his chest and later his eyes.

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He was however spotted smiling after Saul came to pat him on the back while they both return to the pitch for action to continue.

Super Eagles star breaks the internet with his sensational reaction after he was brought down for dribbling
Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze taking on Atletico Madrid's Mario Hermoso during their La Liga clash on February 28. Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP
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The two players exchanged a few words which were not picked up by the camera and they both kissed and made up afterward.

Chukwueze has scored twice in 24 appearances across competitions for the Yellow Submarine this campaign before undergoing groin surgery early last month.

The Nigerian is back from surgery and played all 90 minutes in their 2-0 home defeat to Diego Simeone's side on February 28.

Villarreal are currently seventh on the La Liga table with 37 points from 25 encounters - 21 points away from leaders Atletico Madrid. earlier reported that Spanish League giants Villarreal can confirm that Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze has successfully undergone groin surgery in Germany.

The 21-year-old was said to have aggravated the discomfort during the Yellow Submarine’s 4-0 victory over Celta Vigo in a Spanish top-flight game on January 8.

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He has however missed games against Tenerife, Granada, Huesca, Girona, Real Sociedad, and Levante and it is unsure when he will return to action.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.


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