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Samuel Chukwueze played for 89 minutes as Villarreal recorded a 2-0

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Samuel Chukwueze played for 89 minutes as Villarreal recorded a 2-0 La Liga prevail upon Valencia at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday.

Javier Calleja’s men have been in wonderful structure since the league resumption with victories over Celta Vigo, Mallorca, and Granada, trailed by a 2-2 draw against Sevilla in their latest experience.

This is to be sure improved structure compared to the period before the league suspension where they lost on the bob to Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, and Leganes.

Chukwueze created the initial goal for Villarreal on Sunday in the fourteenth moment, passing to Gerard Moreno, who thus gave it to previous Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer to polish off in cool fashion.

The Yellow Submarines’ subsequent goal came with the assistance of Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, whose long kick was intercepted by previous Arsenal man Santi Cazorla, who played it into the path of Moreno to wrap up.

Chukwuweze was taken off in the 89th moment with Javier Ontiveros replacing him.

The 21-year old Nigeria international delivered 70 touches, two key passes, and 52 accurate passes at a noteworthy 94% achievement rate, which was the most elevated among the Villarreal starters, trailed by Cameroon international Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa with 93.9%.

Chukwueze was also effective in three of four long balls, three of four spills, and also won six of eight total duels.

The 21-year-old has now finished 1,734 minutes of football from 31 appearances in La Liga this season, of which 16 have been starts while 15 were off the seat.

He has scored three goals and given four assists, the latest of which coming in the 1-0 win over Mallorca when he assisted Carlos Bacca’s goal.

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Chukwueze’s last goal, be that as it may, dates back to November 24, 2019, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Ghana defender Joseph Aidoo’s Celta Vigo.

Sunday’s success puts Villarreal inside three points of fourth-placed Sevilla, in this way keeping their expectations of Champions League football next season particularly alive.

They will, in any case, be wary of Getafe who are two points behind them and could overtake them for a fifth-place should they show signs of improvement of another Champions League cheerful in Real Sociedad on Monday night.

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