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Chukwueze, Etebo and how other Nigerians fared in the Spanish LaLiga this season.

The LaLiga season ended over the weekend with Real Madrid claiming the title with a game to spare. Five Super Eagles players featured in the Spanish top-flight this term and here is a round up of how they all fared with there respective clubs.

Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal improved from a disappointing 14th place finish last season to earning a Europa League spot after finishing 5th this term. Samuel Chukwueze was an integral member of Javi Calleja's team playing 2037 minutes in total this season.

The 21 year old was named in the starting lineup 20 times, substitute off on 17 occasions and was introduced on the pitch 10 times. The winger only managed 3 goals and assisted 5 for The Yellow Submarine.

Oghenekaro Etebo 

The Super Eagles midfielder joined Getafe on loan in January from English side Stoke City, Etebo had 10 appearances for José Bordalás's men scoring once and getting yellow carded on 4 occasions.

Getafe finished a disappointing 8th after spending most of the season in the top six positions on the LaLiga table.

Ramon Azeez

Granada had a impressive showing in the Spanish first division which was rewarded by European football next season after beating Bilbao 4-0 on the last match day to earn a Europa League spot.

Ramon Azeez made his contribution to a successful campaign by the Nuevo Los Cármenes outfit, the 27 year old appeared 25 times in the league which included starting 14 times and being subbed on 7 occasions. He only found the back of the net twice with no assist to his credit.

Kenneth Omerou and Chidozie Awaziem

CD Leganes ended there four years stay in the Spanish top-flight after going down on the final day after finishing 18th. Nigerian duo of Omerou and Awaziem made 23 and 26 appearances including being named in the starting lineup 23 and 21 times respectively.

Omerou who has been offered hope of staying in the first division after being linked with a move to Levante scored once and received 5 yellow cards while compratiot Awaziem was booked on 10 occasions.

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