Villarreal defeated six-time European champions Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semi-finals here on Tuesday.
Villarreal’s team has reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2006. Villarreal secured a place in the last four with a 2-1 aggregate score in the second match of the quarterfinals on Tuesday in a 1-1 draw. In the first match of the quarterfinals, they defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 at home.
Samuel Chukwueje scored for Villarreal in the 88th minute to level his team at 1-1. Bayern Munich took the lead in the 52nd minute with a goal from Robert Lewandowski but the club’s players missed several scoring opportunities. Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno said, “Today he made a mistake and we took advantage of it. What this team has done is amazing.”
Villarreal qualified for the Champions League with a win in the Europa League, while the Spanish are ranked seventh in the league. Bayern Munich won the European Cup in 2020 and is leading the Bundesliga. After the draw, a frustrated Bayern Munich superst ar collapsed on the ground while Villarreal’s substitutes rushed to the ground to celebrate with their teammates. Villarreal’s coach Unai Emre said after the match, “We are a small town but they have strong players. ,
Real Madrid beats Chelsea
Real Madrid advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League after registering a 5-4 aggregate victory in the quarterfinals despite a spectacular comeback from defending champions, Chelsea. Real Madrid, which registered a 3-1 win in the first leg thanks to a hat-trick from Karim Benzema, however lost the second match 2-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday. But Benzema (96th minute) scored the deciding goal in extra time on Tuesday to propel the Spanish club into the semi-finals with a 5-4 aggregate score.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric said, “It’s been another great night at the Bernabeu Stadium again.” He said, “We didn’t give up. We stayed till the end and took the lead.” Benzema also played a key role in Round 16 with a hat-trick in the second half of Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain while the team was 0-1 in Paris. was lost too.
Benzema scored his 12th goal of the Champions League this season with a header from Vinicius Jr.’s cross six minutes into extra time. Chelsea took the lead on Mason Mount’s 15th minute, Antonio Rudiger’s 51st, and Timo Werner’s 75th-minute goals. Real Madrid was trailing 0-3 but substitute Rodrigo scored in the 80th minute to level the two teams (4-4) on goals, to earn him a place in the last four for the 10th time in 12 years. Make a way
Real Madrid will now face Manchester City or Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals in the second leg in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. Manchester City won the first match 1–0. This will be Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti’s eighth Champions League final as manager, equaling the record held by Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.