Nigerian International Samuel Chukwueze was phenomenal on Saturday guiding Villarreal to victory against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chukwueze was sublime throughout the time he was on the pitch, playing a predominant role as he led the Yellow Submarine to an heroic victory against Los Blancos.
The attacker completed seven out of eight take-on during the encounter where he completely tore to shreds the defence line of Real Madrid.
He also had three shots on target and netted two goals which basically displays his potency upfront during the clash.
Samuel Chukwueze scored the first goal after a cheeky through ball from Giovani Lo Celso. The Nigerian then danced past Nacho without any hassle before finding the back of the net.
Chukwueze in many occasions always comes up clutch anytime he is donning the colours of the Yellow Submarine and battling against Real Madrid.
He left Spaniard Nacho Fernandes for dead in the first 45 to draw Villarreal back into the game. Chukwueze was truly menacing on Saturday.
The man who was born in Amaokwe Ugba Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia state is the 2nd Villarreal player to bag a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu.
His second goal on the night to once again bring the game to parity was another exquisite strike from just outside the box, it was a rocket that went beyond the reach of Belgian Thibaut Courtois.
Total number of goals scored by Chukwueze for Villarreal
Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze has scored 35 goals in 196 appearances for Villarreal since he made his debut on the 20th of September 2018.
Chukwueze netted his first senior goal on the 20th of May 2018, scoring his club’s second in a 3 – 2 away loss of Atletico Bilbao.
The Super Eagles forward moved to Villarreal’s wonderful youth side in 2017, from Nigerian club, Diamond Football Academy.
He graduated from the youth setup in the summer of 2018 and has been impressive for the team since he made his debut.
Chukwueze has shun bright this campaign as he has netted his best tally since he started representing the Yellow Submarine.
His 13 goals in 40 appearances for Villarreal is his best return for the club and the 23-year-old has now scored five, assisted three and won a penalty in his last eight Spanish La Liga games.
The tricky attacker has netted 6 goals and made 5 assists in the 2022/23 league campaign and he went home with the Man Of The Match in the encounter against Real Madrid.
Samuel Chukwueze has also scored 3 goals against Spanish Heavyweights, Barcelona since he began to wear the colours of Villarreal.
The Nigerian has won the UEFA Europa League with the Yellow Submarine. He was in the side than were victorious via penalties against Manchester United in the 2020/21 campaign.
He has also lifted the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015 with the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria.
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