Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze grabbed an assist as Villarreal rallied back to secure a 2-2 home draw in their Spanish LaLiga clash against Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
Chukwueze teed up former Spanish international, Santi Carzola for the game’s, opening goal in the fourth minute.
Samuel Chukwueze vs Real Madrid
70% pass accuracy
1 key pass
6 dribbles won
1 tackle won
1 aerial won
19 years of age. Huge, huge potential. No wonder the likes of Arsenal & Atletico are after him. Another jewel of Nigerian football. 🇳🇬💛 pic.twitter.com/G4GyigMPYa
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) January 3, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe lead lasted only three minutes before Karim Benzema equalised for the visitors after he was set up by Lucas Vasquez. Carzola however equalised for the hosts eight minutes from time.
This was Madrid”s first game since winning the World Club Cup in Doha in December and the draw leaves Santiago Solari’s outfit seven points off top placed Barcelona, four behind Atletico Madrid and two adrift of Seville.
Cazorla scores the first goal of 2019 & the second header of his career! ⚽💛⚽
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 3, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Chukwueze who was a thorn in the flesh of Real Madrid defenders played the entire duration of the game. The 19-year-old has now made seven league appearances for the Yellow Submarines this season and has scored twice.
Carzola was to have the last word when he ran from deep to produce an unmarked header of his own and level the score with the clock running down in the Estadio de la Ceramica.