In the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash, Villarreal secures a 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal of the game in the eighth minute, steering a scuffed strike from Dani Parejo past Manuel Neuer.
Francis Coquelin had a second disallowed for offside after a VAR check, while the home side also came close on
several occasions to add to their advantage, none more so than Gerard Moreno, who struck the post.
The Spanish side will take a slender lead to Allianz Arena, where they will be bidding to clinch a place in the semi-finals.
VILLARREAL (4-4-2): Geronimo Rulli;
Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pa Torres, Pervis Estupinan;
Giovani Lo Celso, Etienne Capoue, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin;
Gerard Moreno, Arnaut Danjuma.
BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer;
Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies;
Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.
DANJUMA FIRES VILLARREAL AHEAD!!!!!!! 1-0!!!!! Danjuma steers a scuffed strike from Parejo past Neuer from close range, and the home side takes the lead. Gerard sends Lo Celso down the right flank, and he cuts a dangerous cross back for Parejo. The midfielder swings a leg at the ball but doesn’t make clean contact. Danjuma gambles and
latches onto the ball before guiding an effort into the bottom-right corner.
Danjuma maintains a hot streak.
Danjuma’s sensational season in the Champions League continued with another goal here. The Netherlands international now has six goals to his name – more than any other player for the club in a single campaign in the competition.
So, what’s next?
Villarreal is at home to Athletic Bilbao in their next LaLiga outing on Saturday before the return leg against Bayern on Tuesday.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side is in Bundesliga action against Augsburg on Saturday at Allianz Arena.
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