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Chukwueze grabs assist as Villarreal progresses to the semifinals, but Peter Olayinka was quiet against Arsenal

A review of how Nigerian players fared in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The 2020/2021 Europa League's quarterfinals were concluded on Thursday, April 15, with some
 Nigerian players in action.
 This is a review of their performance.
Chukwueze shines
Samuel Chukwueze had a lively appearance as Villarreal beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 to seal progress to the semifinals.

Chukwueze was good in the first half rattling the post with a fierce shot from inside the box and creating Villarreal's opener.

He made a fine run inside the opposition box that saw him receive a defence-splitting pass before squaring for Paco Alcacer to finish inside an empty net.

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Chukwueze was initially flagged offside in the build-up, but the goal was allowed to stand following a VAR check.

The Nigeria international had a couple of other good moments in the game and was unlucky not to have scored a goal.

He hit the woodwork again with a left-footed shot from the right of the box and in the 80th minute, he forced the Dinamo goalkeeper to a fantastic save.

Also, in that game, Nigerian forward Believe Atiemwen made an appearance for Dinamo in the 76th minute of the game but could not spur a comeback for his side.
Olayinka underwhelms against Arsenal

After getting a 1-1 draw away at Arsenal, Peter Olayinka's Slavia Prague were blown away by the Premier League giants.

Olayinka did nothing of note in that game as Arsenal's defence shut him out.


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