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Chukwueze’s curling strike hands Villarreal victory over Real Madrid

Chukwueze’s curling strike earns Villarreal victory over Real Madrid.

Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze‘s stunning strike secured the much needed victory for Villarreal at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid’s faint La Liga title hopes was dealt a huge blow.

Chukwueze hit a curled finish late on to leave Real 12 points behind leaders Barcelona, having played a game more.

The hosts had taken the lead through a Pau Torres own goal but Chukwueze slotted in an equaliser before half -time.

But Vinicius Jr’s solo strike put Real ahead while Jose Luis Morales equalised before Chukwueze stunned the hosts.

Real thought they had an opportunity for a late equaliser when they were awarded a penalty after the referee felt Aissa Mandi handled the ball as he fell to the ground inside his own box.

However, Javier Alberola Rojas overturned that decision after going to the pitchside monitor following a VAR review.

The win now moves the yellow submarines up to fifth in the table, four points off the top four.

While Barcelona could move 15 points clear at the top when they host Girona on Monday.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas