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Chukwueze, Villarreal book UECL ticket with first win over Barcelona at Camp Nou

Samuel Chukwueze had a cameo appearance for Villarreal in his final match of the season in the La Liga.

Samuel Chukwueze started from the bench for Villarreal against Barcelona.

Villarreal CF have beaten FC Barcelona at Camp Nou for the first time after a 2-0 win on Sunday night.

Nigeria's Samuel Chukwueze had a cameo appearance for the Yellow Submarines after he came on as a late substitute.

Chukwueze replaced goal scorer Moi Gomez seven minutes from time, helping the Unai Emery's side hold on for a famous victory at Camp Nou.

Alfonso Pedraza put Villarreal ahead with a well-taken goal in the first half before Gomez doubled the advantage in the second half after a bizarre mistake from Adama Traore.

The win saw Villarreal put an end to a run of 10 successive defeats at Camp Nou, their worst run away against a single opponent. Villarreal held on for the win, seeing them finish seventh on the log.

Chukwueze's Villarreal won't have the chance to replicate their exploit in the 2021/2022 Champions League season.

Villarreal defeated the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich en route to a semi-final ticket where they were eventually knocked out by Liverpool.

Super Eagles star, Chukwueze, played a key role in that historic run by the Yellow Submarines. However, there won't be a repeat next season after the club finished seventh in the La Liga.

The Yellows will be battling it out in Europe's third-tier competition, the Europa Conference League next season after a 2-0 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on the final day of the season.

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