Villarreal keeps on surprising, beats Bayern in CL quarters

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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Villarreal Keeps on Surprising With 1-0 Champions League Quarterfinal Win

After beating Juventus in the round of 16 to advance to the CL semifinals‚ Villarreal have continued their remarkable form against Bayern Munich. The first leg of their quarterfinal match saw Villarreal defeat Bayern Munich 1-0 thanks to a goal by Arnaut Danjuma in the first half. Only the second loss for Bayern in their last 30 Champions League matches‚ they are now in the semifinals.

Villarreal undefeated in Europe in 2020/21

The Villarreal CF is a Spanish professional football club in Villarreal‚ Spain. The club plays in La Liga. The club has been undefeated in the continent since 2000. Several top European teams have failed to beat Villarreal. Here's how they got there. A team's record is always a good indicator of its future performance. Here's a look at what makes Villarreal tick. As of 18 weeks ago‚ Villarreal were sitting on the brink of a Champions League spot and were only two defeats away from Barca and Sevilla. They are still going strong in seventh place‚ but have lost their unbeaten home record to Betis‚ Atletico Madrid‚ and Osasuna. In Europe‚ Villarreal finished second in the group‚ and beat Dinamo Zagreb and Dynamo Kyiv to reach the semi-finals. The Villarreal CF will need a big performance to go undefeated in Europe in 2020/-21. The Spaniards are already unbeaten this season in the Europa League‚ and the 1-0 win over Manchester United last month has only fueled their belief in an elusive Champions League spot. The fans will be celebrating Villarreal's win‚ and Unai Emery must be congratulated. If Villarreal are to reach the quarter-finals in the UEFA Champions League this season‚ they must get past Bayern in the last-16. Bayern‚ meanwhile‚ have reached the last eight in their last 11 Champions League games. This is Villarreal's first appearance in the semi-finals since 2011/12. While Bayern are an overwhelming favourite in this year's Europa League‚ Villarreal have not lost in their last five games. With a crowd of 50‚577 and an Old Trafford stadium with 74‚140 seats‚ Villarreal can expect a tough time. It would be a coup for Manchester United to get past Villarreal in this final‚ but if the Spaniards can maintain their current form‚ the trophy will be theirs. They'll also be able to beat Manchester United if they can find a way through in injury time.

Unbeaten run against non-Spanish opposition

In the 2020/21 season‚ Villarreal were unbeaten against non-Spanish opposition‚ recording ten wins and three draws in the UEFA Europa League. This was the club's third consecutive run to the knockout stages of the competition. In both the 2010/11 and 2005/06 campaigns‚ Villarreal reached the quarter-finals. Their last European defeat came at the hands of Arsenal. Since then‚ Villarreal have lost only four of their last 34 matches in all competitions‚ and have won 26 of them. This season‚ they have averaged 3.4 goals per game. Villarreal have been boosted by the form of Robert Lewandowski‚ who has scored 12 goals in eight Champions League matches. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the only other players with that many goals in UEFA competitions. This unbeaten run will not be valid as long as Villarreal remain in the Champions League. The defeat against Villarreal ended Manchester United's unbeaten run against non-Spank teams. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was famously quoted after the game that his players hadn't turned up. The two teams went to the Europa League final and Villarreal won in an 11-10 penalty shootout. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never beaten a La Liga team in a European final - a fact that continues to confound the Englishman. Bayern Munich are the heavy favourites to win the Champions League‚ but Villarreal's record against Bundesliga sides is unmatched. Bayern were unbeaten in 22 away matches in the Champions League. The team is unbeaten against non-Spanish teams since 2009‚ although they had to go to Germany to face Wolfsburg in the round of 32 second leg. In the last two years‚ Villarreal has won three of four knockout matches against Bundesliga sides. The result was a deserved win for the La Liga side. The visitors had a poor first half and were largely relegated to third. Manchester United had a number of good chances but were not able to take them. They also missed a golden opportunity to add to their lead when Moreno intercepted a pass from the German defender Manuel Neuer. The goal was then cancelled out by a VAR check‚ after which Moreno's header went over the bar.

Unbeaten run against Bayern Munich

In the UCL‚ Villarreal continued their unbeaten run with a 2-0 win against Bayern Munich. Pau Torres and Danjuma provided a powerful attacking spine for Villarreal. In goal‚ Pau Torres was spectacular‚ with the former making the most saves in a Villarreal shirt. Meanwhile‚ Etienne Capoue and Dani Parejo were also fantastic. In midfield‚ the experienced Roca and Geronimo Rulli kept Villarreal in the game. Villarreal continued their unbeaten run against Bayern Munich by defeating the German side in the first leg of the Champions League. While Bayern were able to limit the threat posed by Robert Lewandowski‚ Villarreal also created numerous opportunities in the final third. Francis Coquelin's goal was disallowed for offside‚ while Gerard Moreno hit the post. Alfonso Pedraza missed a good chance for Villarreal. While Bayern will be disappointed with their first-leg performance‚ they will be determined to respond in the second leg at the Allianz Arena. On a positive note‚ the win over Juventus in the last round capped a remarkable run of ten consecutive home games without a defeat. While Juventus had been a stern test‚ Villarreal's discipline and tactical mastery paved the way for victory. Villarreal have not been beaten in the Champions League since September 2017. But if Bayern can win this round‚ they can do so. Despite their European record‚ Unai Emery's side have never lost a Champions League match. Villarreal's unbeaten run is a testament to his work since the beginning of the season. Bayern‚ meanwhile‚ have struggled in the Champions League‚ but their Europa League record is impressive. In addition to their Champions League record‚ Villarreal won the Europa League for the fourth time in six years. The two teams will face each other in the 2021-22 quarterfinals. Neeladri Bhattacharjee will be bringing live updates on the match with pre-match buildup‚ minute-by-minute updates‚ and match highlights. Bayern have won both home games against Villarreal‚ but Villarreal have a better overall record. While Bayern have a superior record against Villarreal‚ they've only scored one goal against them.

Corentin Tolisso out for Bayern

FC Bayern Munich have confirmed that they will be without two of their key players this weekend. Corentin Tolisso and Bouna Sarr have both picked up a muscle strain at Freiburg. Both players are out for the Villarreal match. Neither player has confirmed he will play against the La Liga side. Tolisso‚ who was born on August 3rd‚ is the seventh Frenchman to play for Bayern. The French midfielder was forced off the field with tears after Bayern's 4-1 victory over Freiburg on Sunday. Tolisso has suffered four muscle injuries this season. Bayern have not yet offered him a new contract due to the persistent injury troubles. As of now‚ the Italian has only played 684 minutes of Bundesliga football this campaign. Tolisso is a big miss‚ and could not even be counted on for the rest of the season. It is unclear if Tolisso will stay at the club beyond this season. His contract with Bayern is up at the end of June‚ meaning he can choose where he wants to play. With his history of injuries and inconsistent performances‚ Tolisso has failed to secure a regular spot in the squad. He has‚ however‚ made a name for himself in recent weeks‚ and has been playing well in a relegation battle with Leon Goretzka. In the past‚ the defending champion Bayern Munich have had trouble fielding a competitive starting lineup. In October‚ they were thumped 5-0 in the German Cup. It's unlikely that the defending champions will be able to field a competitive starting lineup against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga. A lack of quality in the starting line-up makes it difficult to field a competitive lineup.