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UEFA reacts after Super Eagles star inspires Spanish La Liga giants to the Semi-finals of the UEL

The European football governing body popularly known as UEFA has reacted, after Super Eagles of Nigeria dazzler Samuel Chukwueze inspired Unai Emery led Villarreal football club of Spain to the Semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, following their 2-1win over Dinamo Zagreb FC.

The 2015 under 17 world cup winner was given another starting role in the team's attack by coach Unai Emery, and he was impressive for the host, as they defeated their opponent by 2-1, to extend their unbeaten run in the competition.

Chukwueze started alongside former Barcelona star Paco Alcacer, and Gerard Moreno, and the trio were superb, as they caused a lot of problems for the opponent's defenders.

The Spanish Laliga Santander giants opened scoring through former Barcelona star Paco Alcacer in the 36th minutes, after receiving a fine assist from Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze, before Gerard Moreno doubled the lead in the 43rd minutes to end the first half 2-0.

Mislav Orsic scored a fine goal for the away team in the 74th minutes, to end the match 2-1 in favour of the Spanish Laliga Santander giants.

Reacting after Villarreal FC booked their spot in the Semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, UEFA posted on their verified Twitter handle that;

"👏 Into the Semi-finals

🔥 Still unbeaten in the season's Competition

💛 Villarreal football club 💛."

The victory over Dinamo Zagreb football club of Croatia now means, Villarreal football club of Spain will play Mikel Arteta led Arsenal football club, in the Semi-finals of the competition in two weeks time.

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