Chukwueze's first La Liga brace inspires Villarreal to big win against Levante
Published: April 18, 2021
Samuel Chukwueze boosted his chances of being named in Villarreal's starting lineup for their important games ahead after bagging a brace in their 5-1 rout of Levante in a La Liga clash at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia on Sunday evening. The victory took the Yellow Submarine to 49 points in the Spanish top-flight a...
Ex-Atletico Madrid striker Adighibe scores 94th minute equaliser against Real Madrid II in Segunda Division B
Published: April 17, 2021
CF Talavera's Nigerian center forward Uzo Adighibe scored with almost the last kick of the game to rescue a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid Castilla in a Spanish Segunda B clash at Ciudad Real Madrid Campo 3 on Saturday evening. The 25-year-old had no goal involvement for CF Talavera prior to today's trip to the Spanis...
Chukwueze hits post twice as Villarreal beat Atiemwen's Dinamo Zagreb to progress to UEL semis
Published: April 15, 2021
Spanish side Villarreal are through to the semifinals of the Europa League after beating Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb in the last eight on Thursday night. Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze started and was in action for 90 minutes while former Nigeria U23 international Iyayi Believe Atiemwen came off the benc...
Akinlabi watches on from the bench as Real Madrid knock Liverpool out of Champions League
Published: April 14, 2021
Real Madrid have advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League following their goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.  There was a first-ever Champions League squad involvement for Spanish-South Korean-Nigerian attacking midfielder Marvin Akinlabi but he remained rooted to the bench for...
Zidane omits Nigerian midfielder from Real Madrid's matchday squad versus Liverpool
Published: April 05, 2021
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has announced his squad for Tuesday evening's Champions League meeting against Liverpool at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. The French coach has omitted Nigeria-eligible midfielder Marvin Akinlabi from the 21-man squad and all the players included on the roster are set to be nam...
'Chukwueze has been brilliant' - Unai Emery lauds Super Eagles winger after Villarreal's win vs Cadiz
Published: March 22, 2021
Samuel Chukwueze may not have gotten on the scoresheet or provided an assist for Villarreal in their 2-1 win against Cadiz at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday but manager Unai Emery was pleased with the performance of his number 11. Goals from Gerard Moreno, from the penalty spot, and Carlos Bacca secured a win...
Chukwueze named King of the Match despite Villarreal's loss to Atletico de Madrid
Published: March 01, 2021
Unai Emery's Villarreal are still without a win after seven La Liga matches following their 2-0 loss to table-toppers Atlético de Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday night. Making his first La Liga start of this calendar year, Samuel Chukwueze was astonishingly named King of the Match despite the Yellow ...
Manchester City released Shoretire after discovering he trained with Barcelona
Published: February 25, 2021
According to the Daily Mail UK, Manchester City opted to release Anglo-Nigerian wonderkid Shola Shoretire after discovering he trained with Barcelona. The Citizens' loss is Manchester United's gain as the promising winger is on the cusp of a first-team breakthrough for Manchester City's city rivals, having made his...
'He Gives Us More Options' - Villarreal Coach Emery Happy With Chukwueze's Recovery From Injury
Published: February 21, 2021
Villarreal coach Unai Emery is delighted with Samuel Chukwueze's recovery from injury ahead of side's La Liga meeting with Athletic Club on Sunday night. The Nigeria international traveled with the Villarreal squad to Austria for the Europa League round of 32 first leg clash against Red Bull Salzburg but remained ro...
Former Teammate Confirms Lecce Are Interested In Signing Real Madrid Rising Star Akinlabi
Published: February 15, 2021
Marvin Akinlabi's former teammate at Real Madrid Castilla, Pablo Rodriguez has confirmed that Italian Serie B club Lecce are interested in a move for the Spanish-born midfielder of Nigerian descent. Akinlabi is on the cusp of  a first team breakthrough at Real Madrid with manager Zinedine Zidane handing him game time...
Recuperating Wing-back Akinlabi Left Out Of Real Madrid Squad Against Valencia
Published: February 13, 2021
Zinedine Zidane has announced his matchday squad for Sunday afternoon's La Liga clash against Valencia at the Alfredo Di Stéfano. The French football tactician has omitted Spanish-Nigerian youngster Marvin Akinlabi from the nineteen-man group, naming Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Isco and Arribas as the midfielders in...
'Marvin Played Really Well' - Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr Impressed By Performance Of Versatile Winger
Published: February 10, 2021
Brazil star Vinícius Júnior singled out Marvin Akinlabi for special praise following Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Getafe in a rescheduled La Liga match staged at the  Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano (Madrid) on Tuesday night. Zinedine Zidane's new formation saw Akinlabi play in a right wing-back role and with defensiv...
Nigerian Wing-Back Makes Full Debut For Real Madrid First Team In Win Against Getafe
Published: February 10, 2021
Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 in a rescheduled La Liga match on Tuesday thanks to second half goals from Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy. Los Blancos coach Zinédine Zidane took everyone by surprise by naming Spanish-born Nigerian youngster Marvin Akinlabi in his starting lineup - his full debut for the first team since...
Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane Names Akinlabi In Matchday Squad To Face Getafe
Published: February 08, 2021
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has announced his gameday squad for the rescheduled matchday one La Liga fixture against Getafe at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium on Tuesday, starting from 2100 hours. Nineteen players are part of the group including Spanish midfielder of Nigerian descent Marvin Akinlabi. Nine...
Akinlabi Makes The Cut As Real Madrid Provide UEFA With Updated Champions League Squad
Published: February 04, 2021
UEFA's official website has published Real Madrid's updated squad list for the knockout rounds of the Champions League following the close of the winter transfer market. Each club left in the competition was permitted to register three new players on the List A by midnight CET on Tuesday 2 February. Los Blancos ...