Samuel Chukwueze’s Goal Insufficient As Villarreal Crash Out Of Copa Del Rey


Nigeria international forward Samuel Chukwueze scored his second goal in the Copa Del Rey with the lone goal for his side in a 1-3 defeat against Espanyol which saw them crash out of the tournament on a 5-3 aggregate score.


Chukwueze who was rested in the first leg of the tie was handed a start at the RCDE Stadium and after several evading his markers with his fancy footworks he capped his first half performance with a trademark goal three minutes before the half time break.

A pass from Daniel Raba to Chukwueze saw the Nigerian cut in with his left foot in the right before angling a well placed shot into the net to bring scores to 2-1 as both teams head into the dressing room for the break.

The goal was the second the Nigerian is scoring in the competition with his other goal coming in the 3-3 draw against Almeria but the defeat means he will not play any further role in the tournament with his team crashing out after the 1-3 loss.

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In what is his breakthrough season at Villarreal he has scored in all competitions he has played this season namely the La Liga, Europa League and Copa Del Rey with a tally of five goals in all the competitions mentioned above.