Ikechukwu Uche rescues a point for Villarreal against Atletico Madrid

The Nigerian striker rescued a point for his side against La Liga’s high flyers on Sunday

It took 79 minutes, but Ikechukwu Uche came good for Villarreal on Sunday at the El Madrigal as the Yellow Submarine ground out a 1-1 result against La Liga title aspirants, Atletico Madrid.

It was a tap in at the near post after a tremendous run from Jeremy Perbet down the right and the Nigerian fended off Juan Fran's challenge to meet the cross and divert it into goal.

Uche has now scored four goals in 10 matches, five as a starter and he has come on as a substitute in three matches.

Uche was also given the Man of the Match award with a sterling display that culminated in the precious equalizer.

He had 58% pass accuracy from 61 touches on the ball and won 71% of his aerial duels. He also had two shots – the first was in the 42nd minute was blocked before he scored in the second half he also made three successful tackles.