Villarreal have vowed never to forget Samuel Chukwueze‘s performance after he scored twice to help the club record their second-ever win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old Nigerian winger had gone seven times without finding the target against Los Blancos in the Spanish topflight, but he finally broke his La Liga scoring drought against them in the match on Saturday night.
Chukwueze’s brace was crucial as Villarreal came from behind twice to secure a 3-2 comeback victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
The Super Eagles winger brought his La Liga tally to 21 goals with the strike, a mark he has reached in just 145 games. With six goals in the 2022-23 league season alone, he has been one of the main reasons Villarreal is eyeing a place in the Champions League next season.
Chukwueze’s first goal was magical as he turned Nacho inside out before sending goalkeeper Courtois the wrong way.
The Nigeria international completed his double ten minutes from time when he curled Villarreal’s winner into the top corner of Courtois’ goal from 25 yards.
In the process, the African became only the second Villarreal player to score a brace in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid, after Diego Forlan in May 2006.
And Villarreal’s official Twitter account summed up Chukwueze’s exceptional performance, saying: “We won’t ever forget his performance today.”
With 13 goals and 11 assists, Chukwueze has the second-highest goal haul and the most assist on Quique Setién’s squad, highlighting his brilliance and status as one of Villarreal’s key players.