Super Eagles dazzling winger, Samuel Chukwueze warmed up for the 2019/2020 LaLiga season in style as he scored once and was fully involved in another three to help Villarreal to an entertaining 4-3 win over Bologna which also had Kingsley Michael on parade, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having also impressed in his side’s last outing against CF La Nucia, the 20-year-old was well involved from the start of the whistle as the Yellow Submarines took the lead on six minutes via the boots of Moi Gomez.
Argentina striker Rodrigo Palacio then drew Bologna level on 24 minutes as both sides went into the break level.
Villarreal did, however, retake the lead three minutes after the hour mark when the fleet-footed Chukwueze was fouled in a tempting area with midfielder Santi Cazorla netting from the resulting free-kick to make it 2-1.
Chukwueze then made it 3-1 four minutes later as he maneuvered his way past two markers before perfectly placing a low shot that beat the goalkeeper to record his first goal in preseason.
But the Italian side clawed their way back into the encounter with strikes from Federico Santander and Takehiro Tomiyasu before a swift counter from Villarreal saw Gerard Moreno make it 4-3 to ensure they go into next week’s LaLiga opener against Granada with plenty confidence.