Chukwueze Shines in Cameo as Villarreal Destroy Betis

Samuel Chukwueze had a game to remember when Villarreal outclass Real Betis at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Friday.

The Nigerian winger was a second half substitute in the Yellow Submarine's 5-1 victory over Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga week seven fixture.

Chukwueze scored one and won yet another penalty in the comfortable home victory for the hosts.

Both sides struggled to assert any dominance on the game in the opening exchanges, with neither midfield functioning fluidity.

As such, it was no surprise to see a set-piece situation ultimately lead to a breaking of the deadlock. Karl Toko Ekambi, who earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, was able to rise highest from a corner and steer an effort beyond Joel Robles.

Betis offered little in terms of attacking threat and big improvements were needed from the Andalusians in the second half.

The visitors finally managed to get on the front foot following the restart, showing more intensity and incision. Within three minutes, they were level thanks to a deflected effort from Emerson.

Villarreal's response to falling behind was a resoundingly positive one, with the equaliser sparking the team into action.

Samuel Chukwueze's appeals for a penalty were initially waved away, only for the referee to award the foul following a VAR review. Santi Cazorla stepped up to calmly put the home side back in front.

Per Semra Hunter, the former Arsenal man has enjoyed an excellent beginning to the campaign.

From there, Villarreal took charge of the game and ended any hopes of a Betis fightback with their third of the fame. Ekambi was the man who applied the finishing touches to a sweeping move and secure his side's third win in four games.
In stoppage time, the home side piled on more pain. Gerard Moreno continued his excellent start to the season, scoring for the sixth time in seven games. There was still time for another goal in the 95th minute, as Chukwueze struck to cap off a memorable night for the Yellow Submarine.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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