Villarreal Star Joins Messi in Impressive Stat After Performance vs. Real Madrid

Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze was the start in the club’s 3-2 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 

The 23-year-old scored two goals in the surprising win over Los Blancos, but the Nigeria international’s dribbling had him putting on a performance that only rivals Lionel Messi. 

OptaJose pointed out on Twitter that Chukwueze became the first player since the Paris Saint-Germain star in 2017 to complete seven dribbles in a LaLiga against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu. 

Messi has had so many memorable performances against the Spanish giants, so it is no surprise that when another player puts on a quality game against Real Madrid, they could join the Argentine in a statistical category. 

The 35-year-old could also return to LaLiga and haunt Real Madrid more as Messi becomes a free agent in June when his contract with PSG expires. FC Barcelona remains in the mix to reunite possibly, but it will all depend on the financial situation. 

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