Chukwueze puts on a show with brace at Bernabeu as Villarreal beat Real Madrid in 5-goal thrillerPublished: April 08, 2023
Samuel Chukwueze scored twice as Villarreal defeated Real Madrid 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday night, a game corresponding to the 28th round of matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid took the lead in the 16th minute when Villarreal defender Pau Torres deflected the ball into his net.
Chukwueze came close to getting the equalizer on two occasions but couldn't hit the target.
The Nigerian winger would finally get his first goal in the 39th minute when he made a brilliant run into the box before shooting the ball past Thibaut Courtois.
Chukwueze's goal was enough for Villarreal to keep the score level at halftime.
Three minutes after the restart, Vinicius Junior raced into the box before burying the ball at the back of the net to restore Madrid's lead.
Spanish striker, Jose Luis Morales drew level for the yellow submarine in the 70th minute after the goal was initially chalked off for offside.
Chukwueze scored the winning goal for Villarreal in the 80th minute when Alex Baena found him with a pass and the Nigerian forward buried the ball into the top left corner.
The 23-year-old has now scored 6 goals in La Liga this season, the most he has had in a single season in his career. He has now registered 3 goals against Real Madrid in 9 games
In all competitions, Chukwueze has registered 13 goals and 11 assists in 40 appearances for Quique Setién's side.
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