By Uche Dozie
Sports writer, kick442.com- Nigeria
It was sides of the coin with a spice of mixed feelings for African duo of Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze and Morocco’s Abdessamad Ezzalzouli in the match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday.
The ended three one in favour of Ezzalzouli’s Barcelona despite Chukwueze had been on the score sheet for the yellow marines.
The Catalina gaints had scored in the 48th minutes through Frankie De Jong before the Nigerian winger restored parity in the minutes.
However, Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho scored in the 88th and 94th minutes to give their new Coach, Xavi Hernandez is second victory in his second game in la Liga.
Ezzalzouli who joined in August from Hercules got his first start under Xavi against Villarreal after a great performances in his debut against Alaves and Espanyol.
The 19-year-old didn’t disappoint as he caused a lot of problems for their opponents defense for the 66th minutes he played, creating room for his team to score the first goal against Villarreal.
The winger from Beni Mellal has now completed 12 dribbles in 19 attempts in three matches increasing his profile in the process and his chance for a place to be mainstay in the first team.
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