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Chukwueze caps incredible week at Villarreal with first away win in 2 months

Samuel Chukwueze and Villarreal followed up knocking out Bayern Munch with an away victory at Getafe

Samuel Chukwueze started for Villarreal against Getafe after scoring the goal that sent Bayern Munich put of the UEFA Champions League (IMAGO/ActionPictures)

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze capped off an incredible week with Villarreal with a first league away victory for the Yellow Submarines in eight weeks.

Gerard Moreno's goal and assist set up Villarreal for a 2-1 victory over Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium on Saturday night.

The victory follows Villarreal's surprise elimination of six-time European champions Bayern Munich from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Chukwueze was rewarded for his winning goal against Bayern Munich with a starting spot at Getafe on Saturday, only the eighth time the 22-year-old would make the starting XI in 21 league appearances so far this season.

The Super Eagles forward had a relatively quiet game against Getafe, seeing the ball only 28 times throughout his 68 minutes on the pitch.

Chukwueze created one (1) big chance for Villarreal on Saturday, whilst also laying on one (1) key pass and completing two (2) of three (3) long balls.

The Nigerian international had little in terms of shots, managing only one (1) all night while two (2) of his three (3) attempted dribbles also failed to come off.

Chukwueze was replaced by Yeremy Pino in the 68th minute shortly after Enes Unal halved the deficit for Getafe in the 63rd minute following Moreno's 5th-minute opener and Manu Trigueros' 16th-minute goal.

Villarreal are now sixth on the La Liga table, six (6) points behind Real Sociedad for the last automatic qualification spot for Europe - the UEFA Europa Conference League.

With six league games to go and clashes against Valencia, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, and Barcelona still on their fixture list, Unai Emery's best chance at leading Villarreal in an European competition next season is an unlikely Champions League triumph.

The Yellow Submarines take on Liverpool in the semifinals of Europe's elite club competition and should they eliminate the six-time European champions, they would face Real Madrid or Manchester City in the final at the Stade de France on May 28.

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