Unai Emery leapt into a member of his staff’s arms as Samuel Chukwueze proved to be an impact introduction of the highest order for Villarreal in their shock win against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena to book a place in the UEFA Champions League semi final for only the second time in their history!
Megasportsarena.com reports that there was stunned silence among much of the stadium after Gerard Moreno broke down the right and sent in an expert low cross, cutting out Davies and reaching the waiting Nigerian winger at the far post.
Chukwueze was majestic in his display. He kicked the ball into the ground, sent it spinning up and over the diving Neuer and into the roof of the goalkeeper’s net.
Villarreal CF have knocked out Juventus AND FC Bayern München to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
Samuel Chukwueze was subbed on in the 84th minute and scored an 89th minute winner. Villarreal’s only shot on target tonight.
A swarm of players in yellow race onto the pitch to celebrate as they reach the semi-final in sensational style!
For much of the second half, it looked as if the familiar might of Bayern would prove too much even for a team of Villarreal’s resolve to withstand.
Then another ruthless attack gave Chukwueze the chance to be the hero, snapping the invite up to send one of the most storied teams in European football out of this competition. 2-1 to Villarreal on aggregate – remarkable!
New arrival Chukwueze had shown the Bavarians a glimpse of what to expect as he offered an immediate show of intent, racing along the right and delivering a cross that Manuel Neuer claims.
The German giants were eventually stunned by the underdogs as Samuel Chukwueze’s late strike cancels out Robert Lewandowski’s opener to send Unai Emery’s side into semi-final.