Villarreal vs Bayern
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The German top guns Bayern Munich are out of the UEFA Champions League as the Spanish side Villarreal eliminates them with a late equalizer in the second leg. Yes! You have read it right; Villarreal has blown an epic upset by beating Bayern Munich by 2-1 goals on aggregate.

The Spanish Yellow Submarine are through to the semi-finals of the UCL 2021-2022 season. They are qualified for their second-ever semi-finals in history.

Match Overview

Bayern Munich kicked off the second-leg clash at Allianz Arena with a goal deficit after their 1-0 away defeat. Arnaut Groeneveld’s only goal early in the match gave Villarreal the crucial lead in this tie.

Unai Emery’s boys visited Germany to defend the lead on Tuesday. The Spanish side was well-organized in the defense from the beginning of the second leg. They held back Bayern’s attacking strength in the first half, not giving any significant chance. Unai Emery’s side got the better chances in the first half. The home crowd became frustrated.

Bayern Munich broke the deadlock 7 minutes into the 2nd half when Lewandowski put one into the net, making it 1-0 at night and 1-1 on aggregate. After Parejo gave away possession in the midfield, Thomas Muller found a sharp pass for the Bayern goal-machine.

Neither team was able to conjure meaningful threats the rest of the match. The tie was heading into extra time. In the 88th minute, Villarreal stunned the home crowd into silence by putting one past Neuer, making it 1-1 on the night, 2-1 ahead on aggregate. With two minutes of the regulation time left on the clock, Parejo’s intelligent pass found Lo Celso before he put it for Moreno. Gerard Moreno looked across and put a platter for the super sub Chukwueze at the far post who made history for the Yellow Submarines.

Bayern fans couldn’t believe what had happened. The visiting fans went ballistic as the boys cried tears of joy.

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The Yellow Submarines had drowned the Italian ship in the Round of 16, and the German ship went through to the semi-finals, only the second time in their history. It was Unai Emery’s first-ever semi-final qualification as he got the better of Bayern boss Nagelsmann.

Who will face Villarreal in the semi-finals?

Villarreal will face Liverpool or Benfica in the semi-finals of the UCL 2021-2022 season.

On Wednesday, Liverpool will host Benfica, the second leg of the quarter-final tie, with a 3-1 goal lead on aggregate.

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