Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze was in action for Villarreal as they recorded a 2-1 loss against Real Sociedad in yesterday’s Spanish Laliga encounter.
The 21-year-old came off the bench in the 46th minute to replace Fernando Nino but his assist in the closing stages of the game was not enough to prevent the Yellow Submarines from recording their 13th loss of the campaign.
Real Sociedad went in front through Willian Jose’s 61st-minute effort while Diego Llorente doubled their advantage 14 minutes later.
Chukwueze however provided the assist for Villarreal’s lone goal when he set up Santi Carzola in the 85th minute.
The assist was Chukwueze’s second in La Liga this season after 35 outings and he has also scored three goals so far.
The loss left the Yellow Submarines nine points adrift of top four with two games remaining which means their hope of Champions League qualification is over.
Javi Calleja’s side are fifth on the log with 57 points after 36 games and are still on course to qualify for the Europa League.
They are three points ahead of Getafe and Real Sociedad who occupy the sixth and seventh spots respectively.
However, Villarreal will hope to get a positive result when they take on league leaders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in their next league outing on Thursday.
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