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UCL: Chukwueze In Action As Villarreal Hold Juventus; Chelsea Pip Lille

UCL: Chukwueze In Action As Villarreal Hold Juventus; Chelsea Pip Lille

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal held Juventus to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 encounter at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday night.

Chukwueze put up a fine performance in the game and was a thorn in the flesh of Juventus defenders.

The Nigeria international was replaced by Yeremi Pino on the stroke of full time.

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Dusan Vlahovic put the visitors ahead in the first minute, while Dani parejo equalized for Villarreal in the 66th minute.

In another fixture, Chelsea defeated Lille 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz put Chelsea in front on eight minutes

The home team extended their advantage when Christian Pulisic ran onto N’Golo Kante’s pass to beat Leo Jardim in the 63rd minute.

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  • Chukwueze may be another striker Nigeria will need in the world cup qualifier. The guy seems to be good and tough in the field.

  • Chukwueze needs to make better runs he is stuck on the wing about 5 plays before the deep lying Dani Parejo came and scored Villareal had attacks where Chukwueze could easily have used some industry and cut in between those two defenders CB and RB but i am not sure why he doesn’t have the vision to see those types of plays it took the CM to do what chukwueze could have done at least 3 plays before that. I was very annoying to watch..

    He needs to up his game and be more incisive he has been a shadow of himself since his return from Injury

    • 5 Whole plays the CB and RB where literally standing about 30 – 35 meters apart any forward thinking Winger would have cut that line and Score Chukwueze was just standing on the wing as if he did not have faith in his ability I don’t know why Nigerian players are not showing more industry. Had he shown more industry and dynamism Villareal should have beaten Juventus yesterday at least 3-1.

      • Badejo 2 years ago

        Bro is just coming back from injury… He missed 5 months of active football… He is gradually coming in… Nigerians need to learn to allow this genuine young men grow…that’s why the coach left him out there for 90 minutes. His main responsibility was to make the play wide… He will learn with time

        • @Badejo Lol!! are you tell me that. the only person who backs this boy on CSN here on this platform is ME Ugo Iwunze.. Ask anybody even all my haters here lol!!. I knw that and I aslo now his qualities when you were all saying Simon Moses should bench him, don’t forget I am the one who says Chukwueze is our No 1 winger, nobody else but me not even you @Badejo, so please. I am only frustrated with him hence I say because I knw the heights he can reach.

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Amoo Akin is a better option if only the ‘power that be’ would look his way.

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