Bayern Munich 1-1 Villarreal (agg 1-2): Samuel Chukwueze’s late strike sends underdogs into semi-final

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Villarreal players celebrate at the end of the Champions League triumph
Villarreal players celebrate at the end of the Champions League triumph

Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League as Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute strike secured a dramatic 2-1 aggregate victory for underdogs Villarreal.

Substitute Chukwueze, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes, finished off a rapid counter-attack when he converted Gerard Moreno’s cross, silencing the Allianz Arena as Bayern were eliminated at the quarter-final stage for the second year in a row.

Bayern had been pushing for a winner of their own after Robert Lewandowski cancelled out Arnaut Danjuma’s first-leg strike with his 13th Champions League goal of the campaign early in the second half.

But Unai Emery’s side, Europa League winners last season, defended resolutely in the face of Bayern’s dominance and Chukwueze’s breakaway goal means they will play either Liverpool or Benfica in only the second Champions League semi-final in their history.

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