Samuel Chukwueze was the hero for “small town” club Villarreal to reach the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of mighty Bayern Munich.
An all-action display by the defender that included an assist for the winning goal against bitter rivals Celtic has got Rangers to their first Scottish Cup Final since 2016. Bassey was huge for champions Rangers and looks set to be so for them for a long time to come.
The former Liverpool striker grabbed his 13th Bundesliga goal in a 2-0 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt and also got Union Berlin within the European competitions’ bracket. His latest goal was a solo effort that showed how much he has grown over the years.
The versatile midfielder was Man of the Match for Rangers to reach the last four of the UEFA Europa League at the expense of Sporting Braga of Portugal. He delivered two assists for the Scottish champions on a historic day for the Glasgow giants.
The striker netted twice against Slavia Praha to take his goals tally in the UEFA Europa Conference League to seven. Dutch club Feyenoord are also through to the semifinals of the inaugural club competition. His accomplishments are even more laudable if you knew that he still does not enjoy regular game time at Feyenoord on loan from Genk.
This past week certainly belongs to ‘Samu’ after his winning goal knocked out mighty Bayern Munich from the UEFA Champions League. He came off the bench and two minutes from time he delivered the knockout punch when he swept away a cross from the left for the match winner and the most important goal he has scored thus far in his young career. Villarreal CF are now through to the semifinal of the Champions League, where they will have to go past Liverpool to reach the final.