Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze can play the role of a spoiler as the battle to win this season’s Laliga title continues with Villarreall still to face contenders Barcelona and Real Madrid, Completesports.com reports.
It is a two-horse race when it comes to the Spanissh top-flight title as Madrid are currently four points better than Barcelona who will visit the Estadio de la Ceramica to meet Villarreal on Sunday.
Three draws in their last four Laliga games have seen Barcelona lose their advantage at the top, so Lionel Messi and company will be going all out for victory at Villarreal on Sunday evening.
This fixture ended 4-4 last season
with Chukwueze finding the back of
the net in what was a superb
performance by the Super Eagles
attacking ace and more drama is
very likely this time again.
Meanwhile, Villarreal kept up their
pursuit of a Champions League place with a 2-0 win over home team, Real Betis who had Nabil Fekir sent off at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Wednesday night.
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The Yellow Submarine have now won four of their last five games and stay three points behind fourth-placed Sevilla on the Laliga Santander standings with five more matches remaining this season.
Should Chukwueze help Villarreal beat Barcelona who are low on confidence and Madrid go ahead to win their own game against Athletic Bilbao also on Sunday, Los Blancos will be seven points ahead.
On the other hand, If Barca defeat Villareal and Madrid lose to
Bilbao, the deficit between first and
second will be one point. With Madrid to face Villareal, Chukwueze can help decide who wins the title.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin
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