Reigning Europa League champions Villarreal picked up a shock 1- win above Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal initial leg clash at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal experienced for the Champions League Quarterfinal soon after a thorough 3- thrashing of Juventus in Italy, and they were up versus Bayern Munich, who thrashed RB Salzburg in the Spherical of 16.
Villarreal came into the activity and raced into an early lead in the 8th minute of the clash. Just after some good enjoy from Gérard Moreno and on-mortgage midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso on the wing, Dani Parejo noticed his shot turned in from near assortment by Lagos-born Arnaut Danjuma, who scored his sixth purpose in the Champions League this time.
Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin managed to come across the internet with a cross-shot in the initial 50 %, but the exertion was dominated out for offside.
Villarreal experienced a number of possibilities to add to their edge but were being thwarted by a combination of bad finishing and remarkable defending. Spanish ahead Moreno noticed an effort and hard work from midway line narrowly swerve wide of an open up purpose, and he also saw a shot cannon again off the upright. Alfonso Pedraza was also responsible of blazing an effort extensive of the upright.
Super Eagles star Samuel Chukwueze was launched off the bench in the second fifty percent as he helped the Yellow Submarine to near out the win. Villarreal are the very first aspect to keep a cleanse sheet against Bayern Munich in about 100 video games.
Bayern Munich have a home match to search forward to versus Villarreal in their UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal next leg as they appear to make the semifinals of the opposition.