Chukwueze Faces Tough Barcelona Test With Villarreal

Chukwueze Faces Tough Barcelona Test With Villarreal

Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal teammates will face a daunting task in their bid to escape the drop when they host champions Barcelona in a LaLiga clash today (Tuesday ) at the Estadio de la Cerámica, reports


The Yellow Submarines occupy 17th position in the LaLiga table with 29 points from 29 matches.


With nine games remaining before the end of the campaign,  a win in this encounter will no doubt boost Javi Calleja’s men survival hopes.


Barcelona won the reverse fixture last December  at the Camp Nou 2-0 with

Gerrard Pique and Carles Alena scoring both goals.


Chukwueze who broke into the first team late last year  was not dressed for the game.


The 19-year-old has featured in 18 LaLiga game s for Villarreal this season and has scored three times.


He was named young player of the year at  the 2018 edition of the AITEO/NFF Football Awards at the Eko Hotel and Suites,  Lagos on Monday.



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  • Samuel Chukwueze played in the fixture in December. I remember Jordi Alba was told to shackle Sami.

    The report above says he did not feature. That is false and giving out wrong information;/g/11f796n_tw;2;/m/09gqx;ln;fp;1;;

    • Bomboy 7 months ago

      Thank you BigD.

      CSN should be aware that their readers are enlightened and informed. They need to upgrade their stanard of reporting!

  • Olupotan 7 months ago

    Samuel is destroying Barcelona alongside Ekambi. This boy must go to the AFCON

  • Walking 7 months ago

    Have you observed lately. The last match they lost at home, Samu was substituted off before their opponent equalized. The same thing happened this evening, with a two goal lead he was substituted off and Barcelona came from behind and drew the match.

    Samu has become a pillar that cannot be substituted off from any match unless if injured.