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Chukwueze, Messi, Benzema Make Laliga Team Of The Week

Chukwueze, Messi, Benzema Make Laliga Team Of The Week

Samuel Chukwueze, Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema were among players who made Laliga Team of the Week, Completesports.com reports.

The list was compiled by football facts and statistics website whoscored.com.

Chukwueze was included after he scored in Villarreal’s 2-0 home win against Real Valladolid on Monday night.

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It was his first Laliga goal for Villarreal since netting in a 3-1 home defeat to Celta Vigo in November 2019.

The win took Villarreal to third on 15 points in the league table.

Also, the win means Villarreal are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, recording five wins and two draws.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Before Nko!!.. Sammy, Sammy, Sammy How many times did I call your name. e di too Much nwanne! Super Eagles carry Go!.

    Only 21 years we are indeed Lucky to have you and Osi boy on this team. Just waiting for the return of the destroyer Onyinye Ndidi

  • Nice one, keep shining

    • GLORY 9 months ago

      When I talk about evil people, here is an example. As shallow as their brains are, they constantly fail to reason, that an homebased who gets invited today, before next invitation, elopes to some obscure foreign to become foreign based. So what happens to that SE homebased invitation quota? In their dead brain thinking, Rohr must now replace that homebased that may have moved to a foreign league with another homebased irrespective. And yet they expect the Gaffer to build a team with this method.How laughable albeit it sad? These ex international everyday displaying how unintelligent they can be, losing my respect for most of them. Even agberos and molue drivers come across as far more intelligent than these lots.

  • @Beryl Thanks for that.

    Don’t mind Tijani Babangida he can’t even reason that if a talented outfield player plying his trade in the NPFL has a good season he is quickly snapped up by a European or abroad team.

    so it is simple Rohr is right the best players from Nigeria are plying their trade in Europe or better leagues abroad, Why don’t they start to try and stop the best talents in Nigeria leaving for greener pastures abroad first?? NONSENSE!!!!,, when last did we have a attacker in the NPFL hitting 14 goal mark or more? the last player who achieved that to my knowledge that was Stephen Odey what happened the next season he moved to a better league abroad isn’t that enough for them MTCHEW!!.

    Don’t mind those people. they should focus on bringing our league to the standard where a player will feel it is better to stay than move abroad instead of trying to intervene for their own benefits.

    Look at Orok Akarandut what happened to him after 2009 season he moved abroad, even Ahmed Musa whom I used to like but won’t shy away from his drop in form what happened to him the following season after hitting 17 goals he moved abroad. Look at Vincent Enyeama don’t mind them that’s how they want to bring our football down like Keshi did.

  • Or are all these players I mentioned not Nigerian?. It is clear to see that Tijani Babangida is proving to be not fit for his position or is trying to benefit in some way financially from this.

    • I must say it, I must say it..Rohr is not a good Coach. A good Coach should bring out the best with talented players at his disposal. Since he arrived, no more good football,no more calling of domestic players etc. It took Sunday Mba, a local league player,to score the winning goal in 2013 nations cup. Wht is Rohr doing for us? Rohr has no football philosophy. Let him go so that a good coach can come and utilise the very talents we hav in SE.

  • Greediness will kill Nigerians and Nigeria, imagine someone bringing qouta system to team selection.

    This is a league that last function 8 months ago if not more, a league without sponsors, no TV coverage, no standard, engulfed in crises as to which club won the last edition, is same league some dead brain exinternational are advocating for players to be selected from.

    A league that can’t boast of 5 players that can even make the Togoles or Burundi or even Liberia national teams, is the same league Rohr must choose from. I pity what will happen to SE after Rohr must have left.

  • D-Cardinal 9 months ago

    Dem dey Lucky say Rohr no get their time.if say na sunday olise be our coach em for dey give these people gbas gbos as e dey hot..Anything tijani is smoking, he should stop before its too late..somebody will open mouth wide and make mediocre suggestion.. Yeye dey smell

  • Kingston 9 months ago

    corruption… probably (and I hope so) this ex-international was joking. quota system is dangerous in team selection games. there’s no need for anyone to argue on this matter. this is purely corruption dismantling common reasoning

  • As for CHUKWUEZE i pray he rediscover his form that made him one of the exciting young winger in LALIGA and EUROPE….

    I still remember his debute season when he slaughtered MARCELO, CASEMERO….
    He even repeated it against BARCA when he outclassed the likes of JORDI ALBA, BOSQUET & PIQUE with his dribbles, speed, pace & cut-in style of play….

  • pompei 9 months ago

    Chukwueze’s talent is unquestionable. The problem is that everybody now knows how good he is, and they come to matches well prepared for him. Currently, his game is TOO PREDICTABLE. On the right flank, Chuks is always looking to come inside, so he can use his stronger left foot. No matter how many fakes and swerves he makes, defenders know he is very likely going to cut inside on the left. They also know his right foot is a no go area. So they will cover his left, and show him the right!
    When Chuks was not yet famous, look at how he terrorized defenders, including names like Marcelo, Ramos, Alba, Pique, etc. Now, look at this same Chuks! His game is too predictable. Learning to use his right foot will give him more options, and make him more unpredictable, and more dangerous.
    Based on recent performances, Chuks has made improvements, which is why he is in the La Liga team of the week. For this to continue, Chuks must work hard to consolidate his strengths, and eliminate his weaknesses, chief of which is how PREDICTABLE his dribbling has become.

    • Proudly 9ja 9 months ago

      Well said Pompeo, if I may add a couple more things to your well articulated post. First, I think in some games where he isn’t doing too great on the right wing he should be allowed to switch to the left (with the coaches consent of course), no 2 defenders are the same so if he isn’t successful in getting the better of the one on the right he could do better on the right. This could also apply to other wingers too. Secondly, our players should also recognize the fact that teams are planning to double him up hence they should give him the option to pass them the ball by availing themselves not just standing there hoping that he will do his thing and get by defenders. Giving him options where he has no choice but to release the ball to them will greatly improve his game and that of the team. If defenses see that he gives the ball to teammates more and quickly, his game will be less predictable and defenses won’t know what to expect. Just my observation.

      • pompei 9 months ago

        Your recommendations make a lot of sense, Proudly9ja. At Villareal, his team mates support him more by making themselves available for passes, as you pointed out. That gives him more options. If he gets that same kind of support with Nigeria, it will help him a lot. Having said that, Chuks can do a lot of damage on his own with his dribbling skill and pace. When he gets in a 1 on 1 situation with a defender, if he could shoot or cross with his right foot, that would become a game changer and make him almost unplayable. But as it is, because he can’t use his right foot, all a defender has to do is ensure that Chuks does not cut to his left.

    • Baba na baba 9 months ago

      Is that akapko not Nigerian?at right back of this team?

      • pompei 9 months ago

        Baba na baba, indeed, the name Akapo sounds like it is of Nigerian origin. But in this case, it isn’t. Carlos Akapo Martinez is an Equato-Guinean player who was born and raised in Spain.

      • D-Cardinal 9 months ago

        Equatorial Guinea