Bayern Munich upset by Villarreal in Champions League quarterfinal first leg

By H.JanGra April 7, 2022

Arnaut Danjuma was the hero as Villarreal produced a superb performance to beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Arnaut Danjuma scored the only goal of the game after just eight minutes as he turned in a shot from Dani Parejo in front of Manuel Neuer.

It was widely anticipated that Bayern would prevail, but Villarreal worked assiduously to close their opponents down and limit the threat of the likes of Robert Lewandowski

Villarreal created plenty of openings themselves, with Francis Coquelin having a goal disallowed for offside, while Gerard Moreno hit the post and Alfonso Pedraza missed a good chance.

Bayern will be hugely disappointed with their display but will be determined to respond in the second leg at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern tried their utmost in the second half with Leroy Sane entering the fray, but they were still unable to break Villarreal down.

Although they still have much work to do in order to reach the semi-finals, this was a heroic effort from Villarreal, of which they can be very proud.

"Our team is very hungry and humble," man-of-the-match Giovani Lo Celso told Movistar Plus.

But we faced one of the best teams in the world and we go out with the sensation that we should have scored several more goals.