Chukwueze snaps eight-month goalless streak in LaLiga

Chukwueze snaps eight-month goalless streak in LaLiga
VILLARREAL, SPAIN - DECEMBER 31: Samu Chukwueze of Villarreal CF scores their side's first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between Villarreal CF and Valencia CF at Estadio de la Ceramica on December 31, 2022 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The Yellow Submarines defeated Valencia 2-1 at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday, with Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze scoring his first LaLiga goal for the Yellow Submarines in eight months, reports.

Since former Quique Setien succeeded Unai Emery in October, Chukwueze, who last scored a league goal for Villarreal in their 2-1 loss to Alaves on April 30, 2022, is experiencing a fresh lease of life.

After Valencia’s Edinson Cavani had opened the goal, the Nigerian forward equalized for his team in the 46th minute by converting a pass from Gerard Moreno.

His first LaLiga goal of the current season came after 14 appearances.

Prior to his strike against Valencia, in 23 appearances this term, Chukwueze has scored two goals and made two assists in five appearances in the Europa Conference League as well as striking two goals in two appearances in the Copa del Rey.

Chukwueze was replaced in the 72nd minute for Jose Morales.

Villarreal moved to seventh in the league with 25 points from 15 matches.

In the French Ligue 2 league, Nigeria international, Josh Maja, bagged his eighth goal of the season in Girondins Bordeaux’s 2-1 win over Sochaux at the Matmut Atlantique stadium.

The win moved Bordeaux to second place in the Ligue 2 table with 31 points, five points adrift of leaders Le Havre.

Maja has been outstanding in the French Ligue 2 adding three assists in 16 appearances to his goals this season.