Bayern Munich knocked out of Champions League

Villarreal beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on aggregate

Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal scores a last minute winner to knock out Bayern Munich

A last minute goal by Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze for Villarreal ensured a safe passage for the Spanish side into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Bayern Munich.

Coming to the second leg, Villarreal led 1-0 thanks to Arnaut Danjuma's winning goal at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Wednesday, April 6.

Clearly Unai Emery had set out his team to frustrate the German giants with the first half in Munich somewhat of a non-event due to the Yellow Submarine entirely snubbing out the attacking threat from the hosts.

However, Bayern played with a different intensity and purpose after the break and on-form striker Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock in the 49 minute.

After the goal from Lewandowski, the game once again went through a dull period. However, in the 89 minute a swift counter-attack by Villarreal culminated in Gerard Moreno threading the ball through to Chukwueze – whose shot beat Manuel Neuer.

Villarreal striker Moreno after the match said; “We feel a lot of happiness. Ever since the draw paired us with Bayern, we have been telling ourselves that we could do it. The belief and the way this team competes has helped us to achieve it.”

The Yellow Submarine won last season’s Europa League title having stunned Manchester United in the final of the competition. The entire city of Villarreal — with a population of 50,000 — could fit into Bayern’s 75,000-capacity stadium.

Topics:

More from category

Recommended articles

'So Underwhelming' - Reactions Netherlands conquer 'toothless' Belgium in Nations League

'So Underwhelming' - Reactions Netherlands conquer 'toothless' Belgium in Nations League

'Our Magician' - Fans hail Christian Eriksen as France fall to Denmark

'Our Magician' - Fans hail Christian Eriksen as France fall to Denmark

'Who is Beyonce?' -Football fans on social media slam Twitter user after claiming that the popstar is famous than most footballers

'Who is Beyonce?' -Football fans on social media slam Twitter user after claiming that the popstar is famous than most footballers

The millions Eliud Kipchoge made in Berlin after setting new world record

The millions Eliud Kipchoge made in Berlin after setting new world record

Families demand 'millions' from FIFA as compensation for migrant labourers who died ahead of World Cup

Families demand 'millions' from FIFA as compensation for migrant labourers who died ahead of World Cup

How Drogba, Messi, and other  footballers have paid tribute to Roger Federer following his retirement

How Drogba, Messi, and other footballers have paid tribute to Roger Federer following his retirement