Europa League: Chukwueze Moves Past Pepe In The Assist Leaderboard


The Nigerian international played a key role as Villarreal took a 2-1 lead in their Europa League semifinal clash against Arsenal

Samuel Chukwueze is now the joint-assist leader in the Europa League this season after setting up Manu Trigueros for Villarreal’s opener against Arsenal yesterday.

Chukwueze showed quick feet to move past two Arsenal defenders for Trigueros to fire home a low shot past Bernd Leno.

The assist is Chukwueze’s fifth in the Europa League this season, making him the joint-assist leader and moving past Nicolas Pepe, who has four.

The former Golden Eaglets star has been brilliant for the Yellow Submarines in recent weeks. The 21-year-old has five goal contributions in his last five games for Villarreal (three goals and two assists).

He is also among the seven nominees for La Liga player of the month for April. Chukwueze will hope to continue in this form when Villarreal travel to London next week for the second leg of their clash against the Gunners.

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