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Sport Chukwueze’s Villarreal suffer first defeat of the season against Barcelona

02:15  28 september  2020
02:15  28 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze played the entire duration, but couldn’t save his side Villarreal from suffering 2-0 defeat in the hands of Chukwueze was deployed on the left side of the attacking midfield for the yellow submarine and given the task of tracking the Barcelona left full back

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal were handed a 4-0 defeat by Barcelona in Sunday’s La Liga game.

The forward delivered impressive performances last time out, grabbing an assist to help the Yellow Submarine secure all three points against Eibar.

The Nigeria international was subsequently afforded his third start of the season by new manager Unai Emery against the 26 league champions but his efforts were not enough to help his side secure a decent result away from home.

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Samuel Chukwueze failed to score as Villarreal suffered a 2- 1 defeat to Levante in Friday’ s La Liga outing. Chukwueze began the season with a The game at Ciutat de Valencia was Chukwueze ’ s 28th Spanish top-flight outing. He is expected to lead Villareal’ s frontline when they host Real Madrid

Samuel Chukwueze failed to score as Villarreal suffered a 2- 1 defeat to Levante in Friday’ s La Liga outing. Chukwueze began the season with a The game at Ciutat de Valencia was Chukwueze ’ s 28th Spanish top-flight outing. He is expected to lead Villareal’ s frontline when they host Real Madrid

Chukwueze made frantic moves to help the Yellow Submarine open the scoring, sending a fine cross into the box in the fourth minute but his effort was intercepted.

The winger was then tripped by Jordi Alba 11 minutes into the game as he aimed to manoeuvre his way past his marker and was deservedly awarded a free-kick but it was not well utilized.

Ansu Fati then ignited the goal surge for Barcelona when he found the back of the net in the 15th minute of the match after he was set up by Alba.

The 17-year-old, who recently signed a contract extension with Barca, doubled his side’s lead four minutes later.

Lionel Messi made it three for Barca, converting from the penalty spot before Pau Torres turned the ball into his own net as Ronald Koeman's side went into the break with a comfortable lead.

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Live coverage as Villarreal host Barcelona in week 34 of the 2019/20 LaLiga season today, Sunday 5 July For Villarreal , meanwhile, it is a first defeat since LaLiga' s return from suspension, bringing an end Chukwueze receives inside the box and tries to twist and turn into shooting space, but he' s run

Villarreal’s effort to reduce the deficit after the restart of the game proved abortive as they suffered their first defeat of the season at Camp Nou.

Chukwueze, who featured for 74 minutes before making way for Takefusa Kubo, had 41 touches, completed three dribbles and had a 67% successful pass rate.

The forward will hope to help Villarreal return to winning ways when they take on Deportivo Alaves in their next league game on September 30.

Chukwueze is a key member of the Nigeria national team and has 13 caps and two goals for the West African country.

The winger is part of the Super Eagles side that will square off against African champions Algeria and Tunisia in friendlies next month.

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The Uruguayan striker, 33, joined Atletico Madrid last month in a deal worth £5.5million after six successful years at the Nou Camp but his departure from the Nou Camp was acrimonious.The Uruguayan striker, 33, joined Atletico Madrid last month in a deal worth £5.5million after six successful years at the Nou Camp.

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