Nigerian wonder kid Samuel Chukwueze got his first start for Villarreal in their 3-3 draw against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday
Villarreal Boss Javi Calleja made changes to the starting XI to refresh the team with the most noticeable addition being that of the Nigerian Youth International Samuel Chukwueze, who made his first start in the Yellows attack.
Chukwueze had already made his first-team debut against Rangers and must have done enough to impress Calleja as this time he was named in the lineup from the off.
And the former Golden eaglets dazzler didn’t disappoint as he had a decent game as the yellow Submarines settled for a share of the points after going ahead twice against the home side
It was Chukwueze who had Villarreals first attempt on goal seeing his left footed cannon deflected to safety by the Russian teams defense
French-Cameroonian Toko Ekambi put Villareal ahead in the 13th minute before Spartak equalized from the spot to make it 1-1
Pablo Fornals put Villarreal ahead again in the 2nd half before Spartak scored 2 late goals in the space of 4 minutes to pull ahead
There was late dramam as former Arsenal star Santi Carzola scored a penalty in stoppage time to tie scores at 3 all
Samuel Chukwueze was withdrawn in the 70th for former Arsenal star Santi Carzola
He becomes the second youngest Nigerian to start a match in the group stage of the Europa League after starting aged 19 years 4 months and 12 days