Chukwueze opens La Liga goal account in Eight-goal Thriller

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Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal celebrates a goal during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal and Granada at Estadio de la Ceramica on August 17, 2019 in Vila-real, Spain (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria International Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held by Granada 4-4 at the Estadio de la Cerámica in their La Liga opener on Saturday.

Santi Cazorla drew the first blood from the spot before Granada leveled up through Fede Vico, who also converted from the penalty spot.

 

Moi Gomez restored the Yellow submarine’s lead, but the Visitors were level again after Villarreal defender, Ruben Pena to put the ball into his own net.

 

Not long after the fourth goal of the match, Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno scored to make it a one goal lead.

 

Chukwueze then followed up, opening his goal account for the season with a brilliant run after picking up the ball just past the half-way mark.

 

The winger beat his markers, dribbling behind them before hitting a precise low shot, aimed for the bottom left corner and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.

 

However Villarreal’s two goal lead was halved two minutes after Chukwueze’s goal.

 

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado from a fine header before Antonio Puertas scored the equalize nine minutes before time.

 

Former Flying Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez returned to topflight action as he was introduced as a second half sub for Granada and he’ll be glad his side salvaged a point.

 

Chukwueze play all 90 minutes, his performance assuring Villarreal he is one they can count on and a player the fans should watch out for in La Liga this season.

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