Villarreal stunned six-time European champion Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday thanks to Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal that salvaged a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Villarreal’s 1-0 lead from the first leg was wiped out by Robert Lewandowski seven minutes into the second half, but Chukwueze completed a counterattack within four minutes of coming off the bench to extend the Spanish team’s surprising run in the competition.
“They made the mistake today of not killing us off and we took advantage of that,” Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno said. “What this team has done is great.”
¡¡OFICIAL!! ¡¡HAZAÑA CONSUMADA!! El Villarreal de Unai Emery se cargó el Bayern Munich de Julian Nagelsmann en su propio patio. Después de 16 años, El Submarino Amarillo vuelve a unas SEMIFINALES de la UEFA Champions League. Lucharon, compitieron, jugaron y ganaron. MERECIDÍSIMO. pic.twitter.com/PyQLHmtJsf
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VILLARREAL HAVE DONE IT! BAYERN MUNICH ARE ELIMINATED FROM THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 😱 pic.twitter.com/i5AYpruPTV
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 12, 2022