Villarreal stun Juventus with a treble and reach Champions League quarter-finals

Spain’s Villarreal stunned hosts Juventus at home with a clean three and knocked them out of the Champions League on Wednesday.

At the” Allianz Stadium ” in Turin, Gerard Moreno opened the scoring from a penalty in the 78th minute and Pau Torres added the second goal in the 85th minute and the Dutchman Arnaut Danjuma the third from a penalty in the 90+2th minute, to reach help the Yellow Submarines reach the quarter-finals of the prestigious European competition.

Villarreal qualified for the quarter-finals after the two home and away games with an aggregate of (4-1) as the first leg ended in a draw (1-1) at Villarreal.

Juventus thus failed to shake off the Champions League knot that has haunted him since his second and final trophy in 1996, and ended the journey again at the round of 16 round, as happened in the past two seasons at the hands of two teams that were also considered inferior to them, Lyon of France and Porto of Portugal respectively.

Villarreal, last season’s Europa League winner with Unai Emery, repeated the achievements of 2005-2006 when they reached the semi-finals and 2008-2009 when they reached the quarter-finals.

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