Nigerian young winger Samuel Chukweze forces Real Madrid to a draw at Villarreal after he was brought down in the 18-yard box following a goal creating fast attacking from the Yellow Submarines.
Gerrard Moreno converted Samuel Chukweze’s earned penalty kick which prevented Real Madrid from stealing three points on the road after Mariano had given the Los Merengues am early lead through a cross from Daniel Carvajal.
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The Nigerian star who was on target during Nigeria’s unexpected 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in the AFCON Qualifiers last week Friday came on as a substitute for Carlos Bacca six minutes into the second half.
A fair share
With a game at hand, the Los Blancos needed a win to reduce the gap with table toppers Villarreal. However, the draw only moved Madrid to fourth position until next weekend.
Shift focus to Inter Milan
Real Madrid will travel to Italy in another UEFA Champions League crucial tie against Inter Milan in midweek. The Madridistas know a win would be the only result that will keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive.