Villarreal Shocked Bayern Munich To Reach UEFA Champions League Semifinals

On Tuesday, Villarreal eliminated Bayern Munich from the Champions League, with Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal tying the Spaniards 1-1 in the second leg at the Allianz Arena, sending them through 2-1 on aggregate. Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead on the night, levelling the tie on aggregate, and extra time loomed until Chukwueze struck. Villarreal’s incredible European run continues with a 3-0 win over Juventus in the last 16 in Turin, led by Unai Emery.

Villarreal edged Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League quarterfinals, winning the two-legged series 2-1. Villarreal captain Raul Albiol, 36, who was named man-of-the-match in Munich, said, “We suffered against Juventus, we suffered against Bayern, but we are now in the semi-finals.”

Bayern Munich will quit the Champions League in the quarter-finals for the second year in a row as a result of this setback. With the exception of Lewandowski’s goal early in the second half, Villarreal absorbed everything Bayern threw at them. Bayern had been in command throughout the game until Chukwueze scored just four minutes after entering the contest.

Villarreal defense

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Bayern got out to a flying start, but Villarreal’s defense was up to the challenge. The home coach, Julian Nagelsmann, went with a three-man defense instead of a back four. Villarreal was confined in their half for the duration of the first half, with Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano. And Lucas Hernandez commanding play from the back.

Despite dominating possession, Jamal Musiala’s header straight. At Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli was Bayern’s only clear chance in a goalless first half. Lewandowski received the game’s first booking, despite of well marshalled.

Villarreal’s back four fought valiantly throughout the game. But left-back Pervis Estupinan had a busy first half as Leroy Sane probed down the wing. In the 52nd minute, Bayern eventually broke the deadlock. Kingsley Coman intercepted a stray pass from the defense and gave the ball to Mueller.

Villarreal stunned the home crowd

The Germany international slipped the ball into the path of Lewandowski, who found a way to get past two safeguards and the leaping Rulli. The Poland striker celebrated his thirteenth goal in ten Champions League games this season with a base shout.

Mueller got close with a diving header, but his head was in his hands. Nagelsmann introduced Serge Gnabry and Alphonso Davies. With the expectation of getting a crucial second goal before the completion of the 90 minutes. The Spaniards were able to progress as Chukwueze sent a low cross flying over Neuer.

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