UECL Roundup: Chukwueze excels, Oyewusi with a brilliant brace

UECL Roundup: Chukwueze excels, Oyewusi with a brilliant brace

Imhonlamhen Eronmhonsele

EaglesTracker highlights Nigerian football stars' performances on matchday five of the UEFA Europa Conference League and the Europa League.

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze was among the goal scorers as Villarreal were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw by Israeli qualifiers Hapoel Be'er Sheva.

Chukwueze equalised for the Spanish La Liga sides shortly before the break after Tomer Hemed's 48th-minute opener for the visitors.

Lagos-born forward Arnaut Danjuma and Sagiv Yehezkel then traded goals later in the encounter as both teams settled for a share of the spoils.

Chukwueze has been brilliant for Villarreal on the continent as the former Golden Eaglets starlet has two goals and two assists for the Yellow Submarines in five matches.

In Austria, Matthias Oyewusi was FK Zalgiris' hero In their 2-2 draw with FC Basel.

Oyewusi netted both goals as Zalgiris came from two goals down to earn the point that keeps up their hopes of qualifying for the next phase of the competition.

In the UEFA Europa League, Nigerian stars Iyayi Believe Atiemwen and Rasheed Akanbi featured for Sheriff Tiraspol in their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Goals from Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, and Cristiano Ronaldo powered United to a convincing win and to the Round of 16 of the competition.

Over in Sweden, Victor Boniface was in action as goals from Teuma and Amani gave Union Saint-Gilloise a 2-0 win at Malmo.

The win seals the top spot of Group D for the unbeaten Belgians.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was in action as Omonia Nicosia lost 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad.

Uzoho and his teammates remain rooted to the base of Group E after losing all five matches played.

In France, Nigeria international Moses Simon came off the bench to help Nantes see off Qarabag 2-1 and boost their hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds.

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