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Villarreal Post The Perfect Response After Defeating Bayern Munich

Ryan Sidle

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Villarreal Post The Perfect Response After Defeating Bayern Munich

Villarreal made a mockery of any chat about La Liga being a 'Farmers League,' as they knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League, and then they literally mocked it.


All the talk this week has been how the Premier League is the best league in the world, especially with Manchester City and Liverpool considered the two best sides in the world.

Those two teams played out a brilliant 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon but the league's reputation took a slight knock on Tuesday, as Chelsea were knocked out of Europe by Real Madrid.

However, the Blues weren't the only side knocked out by a team from La Liga, as Villarreal caused a huge shock in knocking out Bundesliga leaders Bayern.

In recent years Spain's top tier has taken quite a knock in reputation, especially with the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and it's been referred to as a 'Farmers League.'

Villarreal's social media team were quick to point it out, after them and Real both made it through to the final four.

Unai Emery is no stranger to winning in Europe, having won the Europa League on four occasions, and getting to the final on a fifth.

The only reason his side are even in the Champions League this season is their win in the final last May over Manchester United on penalties.

They lost to the Premier League twice in the group stages, but still made it through to the knockout stages after a win against Atalanta on Matchday Six.

The Yellow Submarine caused an upset in the last 16, beating Juventus with a 3-0 win in the second leg away from home, with all the goals coming in the final 12 minutes.

Villarreal celebrate their win against Bayern. Image: PA Images
Villarreal celebrate their win against Bayern. Image: PA Images

Once again in the quarter finals they caused a big upset, and needing an away win against one of Europe's biggest teams to do it.

Arnaut Danjuma's goal at El Madrigal last week had given them a great chance but still few gave them a chance at the Allianz Arena.

Robert Lewandowski put the tie level in the second half, but, with just four minutes left of the game, Samuel Chukwueze equalised on the night to send his side through.

Next they're likely to face Liverpool and really test how much of a Farmer's League La Liga really is...

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Champions League, La Liga, Villarreal, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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