By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria midfielder, Samuel Chukwueze had an assist for his Spanish Primera Division side, Villareal as they defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.
Chukwueze’s pass inside the box located Manuel Trigueros in the fifth minute. The latter reacted quickly and without any problem stabbed the ball low inside the left post to give Villareal the lead.
Raul Albiol doubled Villareal’s lead in the 29th minute before Daniel Ceballos was sent off for Arsenal after his second bookable offences.
Nicolas Pepe pulled a goal back for Arsenal from the penalty spot before Etienne Capoue was also sent off for Villareal in the 80th minute.
Villareal thus holds a 2-1 lead to the Emirates Stadium for the return leg on May 6, 2021.
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