Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze is in cloud nine following his Spanish club, Villarreal 3-1 away win against Zenit St Petersburg in their Europa League clash at the Gazprom Arena on Thursday, Completesports.com reports.
Chukwueze who featured for 90 minutes in the round of 16 encounter put up a fine performance against the Russians.
A brilliant header from Vicente Iborra gave Villarreal the lead after 33 minutes, but Sardar Azmoun drew the home team Zenit level three minutes later.
In the second half, goals from Manu Morlanes and Gerard Moreno secured a comfortable win away.
The second leg will take place next week Thursday at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal.
The game was Chukwueze’s seventh in the competition this season.
“&#xVillarrealCF [email protected] great away win &#;”he tweeted the game.
The former Nigeria youth international and his Villarreal teamates will return to action on Sunday when they face Moses Simon ‘ s Levante in a LaLiga clash.
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