Villarreal defied the percentages to place three previous Italian giants Juventus on the Allianz Stadium in Turin as their UEFA Champions League Spherical of 16 second leg ended 3-0 of their favour, making certain that they emerged 4-1 combination winners.
Europa League champions Villarreal had held Juventus to an exciting 1-1 draw on the Estadio de la Ceramica three weeks in the past earlier than they travelled to Turin for the second leg.
The house aspect had the higher hand within the first half as they seemed threatening on the ball. Striker Dusan Vlahovic, who opened the scoring within the first leg, was denied by the woodwork as he tried to repeat the trick in entrance of his residence followers. His strike companion Alvaro Morata additionally noticed an in depth vary header saved by goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli.
The second half noticed Villarreal supervisor Unai Emery ring the modifications and he threw on Samuel Chukwueze and Gérard Moreno. The modifications helped tilt the sport in his favour as his aspect went in entrance shortly after.
Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin made a penalty space entry earlier than he was introduced down by a careless problem from Daniele Rugani. The ball broke kindly for Chukwueze, who duly slotted it residence just for the referee to disallow the purpose and award a penalty for the foul as a substitute. Moreno stepped up and slotted residence the penalty within the 78th minute.
Villarreal doubled their benefit seven minutes later as towering defender Pau Torres was readily available to smash residence from shut vary after Serge Aurier flicked a header into his path following a nook kick.
The Yellow Submarines added a 3rd in added time after Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt dealt with the ball in his space, permitting Lagos-born Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld to fit residence the ensuing penalty and seal the consequence.
Villarreal will now take part in Friday’s quarterfinal draw, becoming a member of fellow La Liga sides Atletico Madrid and Actual Madrid.