Chukwueze helps Villarreal lengthen successful run in opposition to Atiemwen’s Dinamo Zagreb

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The Nigeria forwards featured prominently for his or her respective golf equipment at Stadion Maksimir within the European competitors

Samuel Chukwueze and Iyayi Atiemwen have been in motion as Villarreal secured a 1-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb within the first-leg quarter-final of the Europa League recreation on Thursday evening. 

Chukwueze was handed his seventh begin and his eighth look within the European competitors this season, forming a three-man assault for the Yellow Submarine together with Gerard Moreno and Carlos Bacca.

The winger gave an excellent account of himself to assist Unai Emery’s males lengthen their successful run to 6 video games throughout all competitions this marketing campaign.


His compatriot Atiemwen led Dinamo Zagreb’s assault however couldn’t assist his aspect to keep away from defeat at Stadion Maksimir.

The Yellow Submarine dominated the opening half-hour however failed to search out the again of the web and it was the Blues who got here near breaking the impasse.

Atiemwen directed his header in the direction of objective within the eleventh minute however his effort was blocked as Chukwueze continued to dictate the tempo and delivered a advantageous cross into the field three minutes later however his effort was not well-utilised.

Villarreal finally broke the impasse within the forty fourth minute of the encounter when Moreno transformed from the penalty spot after Kevin Theophile-Catherine was adjudged to have dealt with the ball within the space.

After the restart, Chukwueze made a number of makes an attempt to attempt to double his aspect’s lead and within the 59th minute, he fired a advantageous shot in the direction of objective however goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved the hassle.

Zagreb additionally made efforts to attempt to keep away from defeat at dwelling however the Yellow Submarine held on to their result in clinch victory.

Chukwueze featured for 69 minutes, made 46 touches on the ball, accomplished two dribbles and had 58 % profitable move charge earlier than he was changed by Moi Gomez.

Atiemwen, in the meantime, was on parade for 61 minutes earlier than making method for

Bruno Petkovic and struck three pictures within the encounter.

The Nigeria stars will hope to make extra impactful contributions within the second leg of the sport at Estadio de la Ceramica on April 15.

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