Chukwueze Emerges Most Outstanding Nigerian In Europa League

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze is now the most outstanding Nigeria star in the UEFA Europa League.

Chukwueze’s club Villarreal CF set up a semifinal matchup against Arsenal after they eliminated Dinamo Zagreb in the competition.

The 21-year-old ‘Samu’ now has 3646 points in the official Europa League Ranking.

On Thursday night, he was unlucky not to get a goal after he twice hit the post as Villarreal beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 to qualify for the semifinal against Arsenal.

Villarreal will host the semifinal first leg on April 29 with the return leg at Arsenal on May 6.

Peter Olayinka, who was a major injury doubt to feature against Arsenal in the quarterfinal return leg, eventually played, but his club Slavia Praha were beaten 4-0 at home to go out 5-1 on aggregate.

He now has 2762 points to be the second most ranked Nigeria star in the ratings.

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Iyayi Atemwien of Dinamo Zagreb is third highest ranked Nigeria star on 1531 points.

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