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Match report: Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (agg: 1-2)

Champions League quarter-final: Villarreal scored an 88th-minute equalizer through substitute Samu Chukwueze to pull off a stunning 1-1 draw and advance to the semi-finals.


Thomas Muller: “If you only consider this game, without the first game, we should have passed convincingly,” he told Amazon Prime Video. “It’s hard to accept that; I do not know what to say.


More from Moreno: “In the first leg, we made the mistake of not finishing the game, and all the comments motivate us,” he reveals. “They made the mistake today of not killing us and we took advantage of that. What this team has done is great.

“We will approach the semi-finals with respect for all our opponents,” he added. “It’s very difficult to win in football but we deserved to pass. We knew we were going to suffer in defense but we were going to have our chances and in the end Chukwueze knew how to take advantage of it.

“We want to thank those who came here tonight and those who are at Villarreal. It’s great to be a Villarreal fan, and you have to enjoy nights like this.


Gerard Moreno speaks: “We feel a lot of happiness,” says the Villarreal striker. “Since the draw paired us with Bayern, we’ve been telling ourselves we could do it. The belief and the way this team competes has helped us achieve that.


Villarreal are qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League: They will meet the winners of Benfica’s draw against Liverpool, which the English lead 3-1 and which will conclude tomorrow night.

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery gestures.
Villarreal head coach Unai Emery is happy with his team’s performance. Photography: Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images


Full-time: Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (agg: 1-2)

The six-time European champions are eliminated. And what’s more, they can’t complain. After capitalizing on their chance in a first leg they were only lucky to lose 1-0, the German champions failed to capitalize on their good fortune and went out after failing to beat Villarreal at home. It’s an amazing feat for the Spanish team led by Unai Emery.

Gerard Moreno (front) and goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli (back) celebrate Villarreal's victory.
Gerard Moreno (front) and goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli (back) celebrate Villarreal’s victory. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA


Villarreal beat Bayern Munich!

Peep! Peep! Peep! It’s over at the Allianz Arena, where the yellow submarine from the small Spanish town of Villarreal torpedoed Bayern Munich. Who saw this coming?


90 + 5 mins: Upamecano sends the ball into the Villarreal box and it’s clear.


90 + 2 mins: We are in a minimum of four minutes of injury time with Bayern Munich staring into the abyss. Albiol directed a clearance towards Parejo, who put the ball in the path of Lo Celso at a gallop. He gave the ball to Moreno, whose cross was swept away by Chukwueze.


90 minutes: Lewandowski goes to ground in Villarreal’s penalty area under pressure from Albiol and demands a penalty. He doesn’t deserve or doesn’t have one. Albiol gives her a piece of his mind, gesturing angrily and telling her to get up.


GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (agg: 1-2)

Wow! It’s Villarreal on the counter and just off the bench, Samu Chukwueze connects with a cross to send the ball over Manuel Neuer.

Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze celebrates his equalizer on the night which put them back ahead in the draw.
Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze celebrates his equalizer on the night which put them back ahead in the draw. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman look dejected after conceding their side's first goal.
Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman look dejected after conceding their side’s first goal. Photography: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images


87 minutes: Replacement Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies in place of Lucas Hernandez.


86 mins: Samu Chukwueze attempts to curl a cross past Gerard Moreno with Bayern stretched out at the back but fails to find his man.


84 mins: Double replacement for Villarreal: Alfonso Pedraza and Samu Chukwueze in place of François Coquelin and Arnaut Danjuma.


82 minutes: Arnaut Danjuma fires a low shot past Manuel Neuer’s far post. Replacement Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry in place of Jamal Musala.


79 mins: Coman gets another cross, which is blocked. The ball loops in the air and Rulli goes to claim, dispatching a shoulder from Thomas Muller as he does. There wasn’t much in it but two had a frank exchange of views on the matter.


78 minutes: A Bayern corner fails to clear the first man and Villarreal clears.


77 minutes: Hernandez gallops down the left for Bayern, collects a pass from Upamecano and sends in a low cross. It is intercepted and Villarreal clears its lines. As it stands, we’re headed for an extension.


76 mins: Kingsley Coman cuts inside Foyth and attempts a long shot. His effort goes high and wide.


75 minutes: Villarreal launch into a counterattack with Lo Celso on the ball and Gerard Moreno to his right. Upamecano intervenes to put an end to their gallop and returns the ball to Manuel Neuer.


72 minutes: Moments before that chance from Muller, Gerard Moreno had punched a ball in the face of Bayern’s goal when perhaps he should have shot. There was no one on hand in yellow shirts to convert.


71 mins: Thomas Muller heads wide from the edge of the penalty area when scoring looked easier. He had made a dazzling run to place himself after a cross from Leroy Sane from the right and was not marked.

4:30 p.m.

70 minutes: Gerard Moreno is fouled by Dayot Upamecano and Villarreal win a free-kick halfway into Bayern’s half. This gives the under-checked Spanish team the chance to regroup and reset.


67 mins: Coman is checked by Foyth, who gives a free kick but escapes a second booking. He skates very thin ice.


66 mins: Coman and Foyth battle it out, but the Bayern Munich winger is starting to get the upper hand, perhaps because the Argentine tasked with scoring him is now on a yellow card.


63 mins: Bayern attacks again. Kingsley Coman returns the ball to Lucas Hernandez outside the Villarreal penalty area. He pulls obediently into the arms of Geronimo Rulli then returns to position.


59 mins: Coman edges ahead of Foyth, who is booked for slipping with a late challenge a split second after the Bayern winger netted a cross. Villarreal is clear.


57 mins: Another chance for Bayern, with Thomas Muller shooting high and wide under pressure from Juan Foyth.


55 mins: This goal was born from a much more aggressive Bayern press in this second half. They won the ball high up the field, passed it to Lewandowski and he fired early after a soft shoe mix-up at the edge of Villarreal’s penalty area. His effort went through the legs of Pau Torres and outside the post.


54 mins: A weak diagonal effort from Kingsley Coman deflects a defender and sails clear of the far post.


GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Villarreal (agg: 1-1)

Bayern scores! After intense pressure from Bayern, Lewandowski shoots into the bottom right corner just inside the VIllarreal penalty area. His effort starts from the foot of the post.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal.
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates as Thomas Muller in the background.
Lewandowski celebrates as does Thomas Muller in the background. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters


51 mins: A recoil from Sane from the signature line sets up beautifully for Upamecano, who fails to hit the target from 10 yards out. It is a shocking lack.


50 mins: Juan Foyth jumps in to deny Lewandowski at the far post as the Bayern striker prepares to drive home a cross at the far post.


48 mins: Etienne Capoue concedes a free kick about seven meters from Villarreal’s penalty area, neutral. Lewandowski dummies and Sane shoots but his effort is blocked by the defensive wall.


47 mins: Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli clears Musiala as the Bayern man runs on a through ball into the Spanish penalty area. Did he get the ball back? I don’t think so but he’s not penalized despite Bayern calling for a free kick.


Second half: Bayern Munich 0-0 Villarreal (agg: 0-1)

46 mins: The game resumes with Villarreal, all in yellow, which starts the ball rolling. There are no personnel changes on either side.


Half: Bayern Munich 0-0 Villarreal (agg: 0-1)

Peep! Halfway through the second leg and this quarter-final still goes Villarreal’s way. They coped comfortably against a staunchly listless Bayern side who appear to have gone to the Allianz Arena with a plan A (putting the ball wide and throwing plenty of crosses into the box) and nothing resembling a plan. B, Rope.


45 + 3 mins: Villarreal end the first half with a well-worked attack that ends with Gerard Moreno firing into the side netting from a tight angle.


45 + 2 mins: Pavard catches Estupinan with an elbow as he tries to get the ball out of play. The Villarreal player hits the deck like a bag of cement but seems to be overdoing it.


45 + 1 min: Villarreal win a throw-in deep into Bayern territory, Estupinan takes it and Benjamin Pavard clears.


44 mins: Danjuma advances inside the left but is dispossessed by Leroy Sane as he waits for reinforcements to arrive in the Bayern penalty area.


42 mins: Phew! Arnaut Danjuma passed on Bayern’s goal, chasing a deep ball from Etienne Capoue. He whips the ball away from the post with the outside of his left boot after a heavy touch and it’s a bad pass. He looked offside so it probably wouldn’t have counted if he had scored.


40 mins: It’s cross after cross after cross after cross from Bayern, who don’t try to play through the center or between the defensive lines. Villarreal have been doing admirably so far and continue to lead this draw.