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Pre-season: Chukwueze Shines In Villareal Win Vs  Sociedad As Aina’s Torino Draw

Pre-season: Chukwueze Shines In Villareal Win Vs  Sociedad As Aina’s Torino Draw

Samuel Chukwueze was impressive for Villareal as they beat fellow LaLiga side Real Sociedad 2-0 in Wednesday’s pre-season friendly game, Completesports.com reports.

It was Villareal’s fourth test game as they prepare for the 2020/2021 football season.

Villareal got off to a perfect start as they scored in the first minute through former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, who fired home a low drive from the edge of the area after great work from Chukwueze down the right.

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Sociedad were awarded a penalty on 18 minutes but Sergio Asenjo kept out Willian José’s penalty with his feet.

And in the 29th minute Paco Alcacer doubled Villareal’s lead from the penalty spot after Moi Gómez was brought down in the area.

Their next pre-season friendly game comes up on Saturday against Levante.

And in Italy, Ola Aina was in action for Torino who were held to a 1-1 draw by third division side Pro Patria.

Simone Zaza gave Torino the lead in the 29th minute before Colombo equalised for Pro Patria on 65 minutes.

Torino have another pre-season friendly game billed for Saturday.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Emmanuel 2 years ago

    All attention seem to be on Osimhe,but Chukwueze to me is the real deal.I saw some of the pre season matches and he gladens my heart.Ultimately the SE is the better for it.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Unai Emery is definitely making a great player out of Chukwueze. He has been impressive in all the pre-season games

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      The signing of Japanese Messi Takefusa kubo who plays in the same position and can also be as mesmerising from real Madrid is definitely making Samu sit up. Let’s how the competition pushes him to do better this season after underwhelming last season.

      • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

        Hmm…Nice point Drey. I never even thought about Kubo. I know the guy well also and hopefully he will provide a good competition for our Star boy Samu

  • Vince 2 years ago

    Please, for any reason we do not need Phillip Billing in our SE now, I learnt he wants to come back, but I do not want him to relegate our Team like he has done Bournemouth and Huddlesfield ooo

  • Collins id 2 years ago

    apart from ndidi and the recovering onazi we dont have enough DM in our team, etebo though not bad and mikel agu doesnt gives me much promises, if billing comes, mehn he will be highly welcome and usefull to us. meanwhile there is hope for the future looking at the u20 captain tijani samson and arsenal new boy akinola, ig these up coming teanagers grows up to expectations our midfield will just be as solid as aso rock. very optimistic about them

    • Billing is an overhyped, overrated player, nothing is special about him, he can’t even make the Danish list. Etebo is better than him, if he’s that special, why is it the no club is jostling for his signature? He seems destined for championship

    • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

      Billing is never welcomed in the Nigeria National Team. Why do we like to make ourselves a subject of ridicule?? Have you forgotten how this guy came out to deny and humiliate us cleanly like we offended his ancestors months ago?? Now he sees that he is not even good enough to make Danish list and now considering Nigeria…Never! We’ll not just ignore him, we’ll also humiliate him to show him we’re bigger than any player.

      I will close my eyes and pick TIJANI SAMSON(U-17 Captain), Combative Mikel Agu, A certain IBRAHIM making waves in Sweden over him anytime anyday even Frank Onyeka that won the Best player in FC Midtyland in same Denmark is way better than Billing. Rumour has it that Frank Onyeka is close to completing a move to Bundesliga. That will pave the way for him to the National team. He’s a good Midfielder. So bye bye to Billing if this report is true

      • Bros don’t worry yourself about DMs in SE, we have one young man that won young best player of the season in swedish league…
        A mainstay in his team ‘IFK GOTHERBORG’…..


    • Joe aribo is an all rounder, he can play any position in the midfield. And lets not forget, awaziem, ajayi have all played in that position. Check ajayis video at Rotherham, he played as a DM. Plus we have ramon azeez who may not be as hard as ndidi, but definitely has a much better passing range dan ndidi JUST watch his videos. So super eagles are not lacking DM, what we are lacking is good quality world class creative midfielders.
      Iwobi is trying but I think we need to try someone else.

  • Villareal I believe will do better this new season bcos a lot of young, fast, skillful players are being bought by the team and the older, slower players are being allowed to leave. If chukwueze stays another season I think it will be good for him. I just want him to score more goals , atleast 10 in a season. He does create alot of chances and is the most influential outlet his team has at the moment.