villarreal Forward Samuel Chukwueze scored his first LaLiga goal of the season for the Yellow Submarine in eight months on Saturday in a 2-1 win over Valencia at the Estadio de la Cerámica. PUNCH Extra Sports reports.
Chukwueze, who last scored a league goal for Villarreal in their 2-1 loss to Alavés on April 30, 2022, is enjoying a new life since the arrival of former Quique Setién, who replaced Unai Emery. in October.
The Nigerian striker scored his team’s equalizer in the 46th minute after converting an assist from Gerard Moreno after Edinson Cavani had opened the scoring for Valencia.
The goal was the first of this campaign in LaLiga in 14 games.
Prior to his strike against Valencia, in 23 appearances this season, Chukwueze had two goals and two assists in five Europa Conference League appearances, as well as scoring twice in two Copa del Rey appearances.
Chukwueze was substituted in the 72nd minute for José Morales.
Villarreal placed seventh in the league with 25 points from 15 games.
In the French Ligue 2 league, Nigerian international Josh Maja scored his eighth goal of the season in Girondins Bordeaux’s 2-1 win over Sochaux at the Matmut Atlantique stadium.
The victory moved Bordeaux to second place in the Ligue 2 table with 31 points, five points below leaders Le Havre.
Maja has excelled in the French Ligue 2 adding three assists in 16 appearances to his goals this season.
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