Villarreal Knock Bayern Munich Out Of The Champions League, Let's Put Some Respect On Unai Emery's Name
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Villarreal have defied the odds again. Unai Emery's side have knocked six-time European champions Bayern Munich out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage thanks to a late goal from Samuel Chukwueze.
The La Liga team, who held a 1-0 lead going into the second-leg, conceded in the second-half after a trademark goal from the prolific Robert Lewandowski but in dramatic fashion, the Yellow Submarine scored an 89th minute to go through.
Emery's side will now play either Liverpool or Benfica in the semi-final. Here are those dramatic scenes in Munich.
VILLARRAEL HAVE SNATCHED IT LATE IN MUNICH!! 😱— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 12, 2022
Samuel Chukwueze comes off the bench and scores huge goal for Unai Emery's side.
Bayern are heading out of the Champions League!#UCL pic.twitter.com/bPZHoo6yrX
This was the scene after the full-time whistle.
Nothing happens by accident in football.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2022
▪️ Unai Emery turns down enormous proposal from Newcastle.
▪️ Top signings like Danjuma make the difference.
▪️ Smart signings like Capoue (€2m!) & Lo Celso.
▪️ Pau Torres refuses Tottenham for his UCL dream.
Congrats, #Villarreal 🟡🎩 pic.twitter.com/ANYqMIBHmO
Earlier this week, former Arsenal boss Unai Emery said it was "the greatest challenge of my career" coming up against Bundesliga champions Bayern, and despite their side only having two shots on target across two legs, Villarreal scooped a historic win.
Emery, whose dream is to one day win the Champions League, received a huge amount of praise after the Bayern result on Tuesday.
Unai Emery— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 12, 2022
• Knocked out Juventus and Bayern in the Champions League
• Won the Europa League, beating Arsenal & Manchester United, first honour in Villarreal's history
• Doing it all with forgotten Prem players like Capoue, Coquelin, Lo Celso, Danjuma etc.
Unfairly treated. pic.twitter.com/59sqnheFfF
Sensational achievement from Unai Emery to take Villareal to Europa League glory & CL semis. It’s also perfectly possible he was the right man at the wrong time - for a myriad of reasons - at Arsenal but that doesn’t suit the narrative of the binary world in which we live.— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) April 12, 2022
Unai Emery has overcome so much disrespect to put Villarreal in this position 🙌 pic.twitter.com/6MPwb1Jrvu— GOAL (@goal) April 6, 2022
Unai Emery really is one of the best cup knockout managers of his generation— Andrew Cesare (@AndrewCesare) April 12, 2022
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