Samuel Chukwueze Shines For Villarreal Against Spartak Moscow In Europa League


Former Nigeria youth international Samuel Chukwueze was handed his first start in the Europa League as Villarreal scored a penalty in stoppage time to draw 3-3 against Spartak Moscow away from home.


Chukwueze started on the right of a four man midfield for the La Liga side and he didn’t look out of place despite playing in only his second professional game after making his bow against Scottish side Rangers two weeks ago.

He was involved in the build up to the second goal scored by Villarreal but watch helplessly from the bench as Spartak Moscow battled back from going behind twice to take a 3-2 lead with a goal five minutes from full time.

The failed Arsenal target played for 70 minutes before he was substituted by former Arsenal fans favorite Santi Cazorla, same player he replaced two weeks ago when he made his professional bow.

Carzola ended up as the saviour for the Spanish side when he kept his nerves to slot home from the spot three minutes into time added on following an incident in the box of Spartak Moscow.

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A start or game time in the La Liga is probably next for the 19 year old who has wasted no time in making the step up from the youth team to the first team of Villarreal.