Nigeria players abroad: Samuel Chukwueze scores debut La Liga goal as Villarreal draw at Rayo Vallecano

Samuel Chukwueze netted his first La Liga goal as Villarreal and Rayo Vallecano settled for a 2-2 draw at the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas.

Samuel Chukwueze celebrates at the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecano after scoring against Rayo Vallecano

The promising youngster opened the scoring after 33 minutes. He controlled a long pass, cut inside after leaving a defender sprawling before sending an unstoppable shot into the back of the net.

The hosts, however, equalised just before the break through Raul De Tomas and took the lead on 66 minutes with an Alvaro Garcia strike.

With ten minutes remaining, though, Italy international Nicola Sansone scored a sensational long-range goal to ensure a share of the spoils.

Chukwueze, a former FIFA U17 World Cup winner, has endeared himself to the Villarreal faithful in recent weeks.

He scored his first Villarreal goal in the 3-3 draw with Almeria in a Copa del Rey round of 32 first leg fixture on November 1.

The 19-year-old earned his first Nigeria call-up last week•


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