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Soccer News of Wednesday, 6 January 2021


Samuel Chukwueze makes Villareal history

The Nigeria and Villareal striker, Samuel Chukwueze has become the youngest player in the club's history to make 100 appearances in all competitions after featuring against Zamora on Tuesday evening.

Chukwueze, who started the game for the Yellow Submarines provided the assist for the opening goal. Villareal defeated Zamora 4-1 to progress in the Copa del Rey.

He set the new 100-game milestone at the age of 21 years, seven months, and 11 days beating the previous record of Mateo Musacchio, who reached the centenary mark aged 21 years, 11 months, and 20 days, said.

Seventy-nine of those games were in La Liga, where the former Golden Eaglets hero has scored nine times and created ten others.

Chukwueze has also featured 13 times in the Europa League – contributing two goals and two assists – and eight times in the Copa del Rey, where he has notched three goals and two assists.

Overall, Chukwueze has contributed 28 goals (14 goals, 14 assists) in those 100 games, a key statistic that has seen him emerge as one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe.

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