Super Eagles watch: Chukwueze nets fifth La Liga goal of the season as Villarreal move out of relegation zone

Samuel Chukwueze scored the only goal as Villarreal claimed a 1-0 win at Girona to move two points clear of the bottom three in the La Liga.

The youngster latched on to Pablo Fornals’ through ball in the seventh minute to score his fifth league goal of the season, finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box after a one-on-one situation with the Girona goalkeeper.

Girona thought they had equalized when Patrick Roberts had the ball in the net, but the goal was ruled out after the referee consulted VAR, with replays suggesting offside in the build-up.

In the closing stages, which included seven minutes of added time, the hosts pressed high but Java Calleja’s side defended excellently to secure all three points.