IK Uche Scores Twice in Villarreal’s Win Over Levante.

Ikechukwu Uche struck twice to help Villarreal seal a 3-0 victory over 10-man Levante on Sunday.

Villareal maintained their fine form since gaining promotion to the Spanish first division against Levante. Uche quickly made his mark in the early kick-off match at the Cuitat de Valencia stadium when he was felled by Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who was shown a straight red card.

Despite the one-man advantage, the hosts squandered a host of chances before the Nigerian international scored in the 74th and 89th minutes.

Ikechukwu Uche Scores Brace Against Levante.
Ikechukwu Uche Scores Brace Against Levante.

Midfielder Bruno Soriano, who opened scoring for the ‘Yellow Submarines’ laid a through pass to Uche and he fired a clinical shot into the corner for Villarreal’s second.

Uche completed scoring a minute from time with a spectacular overhead kick. He has now scored six goals in 11 games.

Villarreal, who spent a season in the second division last term, now have 27 points from 14 games, seven behind Real Madrid in third after the Los Blancos thrashed Almeria 5-0 on Saturday.

In Belgium, former Nigeria youth international Michael Uchebo scored in Cercle Brugge’s 4-2 home loss to Lierse.

Uchebo leveled for Brugge in the 80th minute. He has now scored four goals in the league this term.

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