UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Villarreal beat Bayern


UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal – Villarreal beat Bayern Munich 1-0: Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal of the game as Villarreal edged past an out-of-sorts Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday. Bayern Munich have work to do to turn around their tie with Villarreal, who will feel they should be bringing a much bigger lead to Bavaria next week. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest UCL updates.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights

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Villarreal beat Bayern Munich 1-0 – The Yellow Submarine, playing in their first last-eight tie since the 2008-09 season, started superbly and opened the scoring inside 10 minutes courtesy of Danjuma’s sixth Champions League goal of the season. Francis Coquelin had an effort ruled out for offside and Gerard Moreno struck the post as Unai Emery’s side dominated at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich

Villarreal’s electric start was rewarded in the eighth minute when Danjuma steered home Daniel Parejo’s mis-hit shot from six yards.

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Coquelin found the back of the net with a looping cross that caught Manuel Neuer out shortly before half-time, yet the Bayern goalkeeper’s blushes were spared thanks to a VAR review that showed the Villarreal midfielder had been marginally offside.

Villarreal beat Bayern Munich 1-0: The Bundesliga leaders were well off the pace in the first half and went in at the break having failed to register a single shot on target. Serge Gnabry flashed wide shortly after the interval, while at the other end Moreno struck the base of the post with a dipping strike from 25 yards.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights

Moreno went agonisingly close to a breathtaking goal on the hour mark, the Spain international whipping just wide from inside his own half after a sloppy pass from Neuer the closest either side came to a goal in the final 30 minutes.

Danjuma in hot form

Danjuma’s sensational season in the Champions League continued with another goal here. The Netherlands international now has six goals to his name – more than any other player for the club in a single campaign in the competition.

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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights
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Next Fixtures – Both sides are in domestic action on Saturday before next week’s second leg, with Bayern hosting Augsburg and Villarreal at home to Athletic Bilbao.

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal: Arnaut Danjuma scores the winner against Bayern Munich, Villarreal wins 1-0: Check Villarreal beat Bayern Munich highlights

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