Samuel Chukwueze makes Super Eagles statement with first LaLiga goal in Villarreal’s draw

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The 19-year-old, recently called up, couldn't have found a perfect time to net his maiden league goal than a week before national team assignment

Samuel Chukwueze scored his first league goal in his professional career as Villarreal battled Rayo Vallecano to a 2-2 draw.

The winger, 19, was only making his second LaLiga appearance and, on November 1, scored his first ever senior goal in the Yellow Submarine’s Copa Del Rey draw with Almeria.

On Sunday evening, 33 minutes into his second league game, he opened the scoring.

Goals from Raul De Tomas and Alvaro Garcia put the hosts back in control of the game but substitute Nicola Sansone’s strike ten minutes from time salvaged a point for Javier Calleja’s men.

Just as on his league debut last week, Chukwueze played for the entire duration of the game.

Calleja’s handling of the former U17 World Cup star is a pointer that he is set to become a cog member of the senior team.

Since his promotion from the reserves, the dynamic left-footed forward has played six games across all competitions, racking up 377 minutes so far.

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His rise to prominence coincided with a first call-up to the Nigeria national team where he has been tipped to break into Gernot Rohr’s attacking plan .

And his goalscoring show on Sunday evening is likely to give the German tactician something to think about, with games against South Africa [November 17] and Uganda [November 20] fast approaching.

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