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UEFA Champions League: Villarreal expels Juventus

What a bittersweet for Juventus. The Bianconeri presses the ball and salivates. They do everything to fix the game as soon as possible. The match is dictated by 75 minutes. They just don’t get hit. They failed several times because of Villarreal goalkeeper Jeronimo Rulli. And then they get an ice shower. Coquelin is slightly affected by Rugani in the penalty area. But the touch is enough for a penalty. Gerard Moreno hits it, though Chesney is still on the ball.

A few minutes later, defender Pau Torres followed suit. In the 92nd minute, Villarreal scored again from a penalty kick for the third time. The feeling is perfect. Tranquility reigned at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Suddenly he heard the voice of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri. After a long time, Juventus fans loudly beat their players forward.

For the third time in a row, Juventus fails to play the role of candidate in the round of 16 of the Champions League. In 2020, the Italian record champion lost to Lyon. In 2021, Porto was the end of the streak, and so is Villarreal this year. Now the spoiled club plays only with the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto. In the domestic league, you are seven points behind leaders Milan, who are in fourth place.

For the Spaniards and especially for coach Unai Emery, the victory in Turin is a respectable success. The 50-year-old is considered the Mister Europa League as he has won the cup four times in his career. And now surprises in the Champions League. In the 2008/09 season, Villarreal was last in the quarter-finals of the Premier League category.

gates: 78 Gerrard (penalty kick) 0-1. 85 Pau Torres 0-2. 90 + 2 Danjuma (penalty kick) 0:3.