Nigeria players abroad: youngster Samuel Chukwueze opens season account

Samuel Chukwueze scored his first Villarreal goal in Thursday’s six-goal thriller at Almeria in the Copa del Rey round of 32.

The 19-year-old, who is included in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with South Africa, scored his side’s third goal after latching onto a through pass.

Villarreal blew away a two-goal advantage, conceding two goals in the final four minutes to draw 3-3.

Nunez Chema’s second goal of season — a 52-minute penalty — gave the hosts the lead. But Santi Cazorla’s equaliser, a Francisco Callejon own goal and Chukwueze’s cool finish Nunez gave the Yellow Submarine a 3-1 lead.

However, a late brace from Senegalese forward Sekou Gasama ensured the game finished level.

Villareal will host the second leg on December 5.

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