Champions League Juventus vs Villarreal Highlights: Emery's men secures 3-0 win; qualifies for quarters with a 4-1 aggregate score

Juve vs VIL UCL Highlights: Read highlights from the UEFA Champions League clash between Juve and VIL from the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy.

Villarreal's Pau Torres celebrates with teammates after the match.   -  REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash between Juventus vs Villarreal played at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you the pre-match buildup and live updates from this high-voltage clash.

Full time! (Juventus 0-3 Villarreal; Villarreal qualifies for the quarters with a 4-1 aggregate score)

90+4' Unai Emery's substitutions has been spot on. Bringing on Gerard Moreno was a masterstroke.

90+2' GOOOOALL!! DANJUMA MAKES IT 3-0 FOR VILLARREAL!!

Aggregate Score [Juventus 1-4 Villarreal]

Five added minutes!

90' Booking- De Ligt sees yellow for that block.

90' Penalty to Villarreal as De Ligt blocks the ball with his hand inside the box.

86' Villarreal Sub- IN: Dani Parejo OUT: Alfonso Pedraza

86' Juventus Sub- IN: Moise Kean OUT: Alvaro Morata

85' GOOOOALLL!!! VILLARREAL SCORES ITS SECOND!! ITS PAU TORRES!! The ball was flicked to Torres after the an initial corner. The defender was in the right place at the right time and sidefooted the ball to the top corner.

83' Juventus Sub- IN: Federico Bernadeschi OUT: Manuel Locatelli.

79' Juventus Sub- IN: Paolo Dybala OUT: Daniele Rugani.

78' GOOALLL!! MORENO SCORES FROM THE SPOT TO PUT VILLARREAL AHEAD!! Szczesny got a touch to it but couldn't enough to keep the shot out.

77' PENALTY TO VILLARREAL! The referee changes his initial decision.

73' Rugani brings down Coquelin inside the box and Villarreal players want a penalty. VAR is reviewing it and the referee has gone to take a look.

71' There is no way to penetrate either defences by the looks of it. Juventus is the more proactive team in trying to break Villarreal down but the home side has not been successful.

67' Shot- Locatelli attempts a first-time volley from the edge of the Villarreal box but cannot keep his effort on-target.

64' Villarreal Subs- IN: Francis Coquelin and Samu Chukwueze OUT: Manu Trigueros and Yeremi Pino.

60' Shot- Now it is Cuadrado who tries his luck from distance. The shot is well taken but lacks accuracy and goes out of play for a goalkick.

58' Shot- Rabiot shoots from distance as Rulli makes an easy save as the ball came straight to him at a comfortable height.

56' Pau Torres puts in a great tackle on Danilo to snatch the ball from him. The Juve fullback is on the ground but nothing wrong with the challenge there.

54' The tempo of the match has taken a slump right now- both teams finding it difficult to create a chance.

50' Shot- A speculative shot from Morata from distance. His body shape never looked right for the shot and his effort sails above Rulli's goal.

48' Juventus has started the second half well, similar to how it did in the first half. Villarreal currently on the backfoot.

We are back for the second half!

45' Half time! (Juventus 0-0 Villarreal)

43' End-to-end play by both the teams- Trigueros tries to cross from the right but his cross is blocked. Juventus gets possession and Cuadrado moves forward with the ball. He tries to find Morata with a through ball but the weight of the ball is too much. Rulli comes out and gathers the ball.

41' Shot- Lo Celso shoots from distance with his favourite left foot but it is blocked well by Rabiot.

39' With half time approaching, Juventus is the team, which has had the better chances. Despite being goalless, the match is not dull in any way.

35' Save- Rulli continues making crucial saves. This time the chance came from a Juventus corner. The ball was flicked towards Vlahovic at the far-post who headed the ball at Rulli from point-blank range. However the keeper makes the save.

33' Cuadrado is brought down near Villarreal's box and gets a foul for his team. A good chance for Juventus to deliver a ball inside the box.

29' A passage of pressure by Villarreal inside the Juve box but the home team doing well to maintain a compact backline and not give any opening to Villarreal.

26' De Sciglio's cross from the left side of Villarreal's box is blocked well by Aurier.

22' Off the crossbar- De Sciglio finds Vlahovic with a grounded cross from the left. Vlahovic uses the pace of the cross to flicks the ball towards goal. The ball rattles the crossbar and comes back into play.

20' Save- Vlahovic cuts in from the right and dispatches a venomous shot with his left foot. Rulli, who has been in good touch in the opening minutes, makes yet another crucial save for his team.

17' Locatelli goes for a shot from distance after the ball was headed to him from an initial corner. His shot has power but is blocked as Rulli comes out and does well to prevent the corner.

13' Miscommunication between the Juventus players leads to a haywire situation as no player could get a shot at goal. It was a good move by the home team but the players were not on the same wavelength.

11' Save- Cuadrado finds Morata with a brilliant cross. Unmarked, inside the box, Morata gets a solid connection with his head but Rulli is there to make the save.

7' Cuadrado swings a good ball inside the box from the right. Morata, who had made a good run, slides to get a touch but fails to do so as Rulli catches the ball.

5' Villarreal keeping the ball well in the opening minutes of the first half.

3' An energetic start by Juventus- Cuadrado played a good pass to Morata who had made a good run inside the box, but is ultimately policed off the ball.

1' Kickoff!

1:30 am- And we are underway!

1:15 am- 15 minutes to kick-off!

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Juventus' Alvaro Morata warming up before the match.   -  REUTERS

 

1:00 am- Stat Attack!

  • Only on three of the last 23 occasions, Juventus has lost at home to Spanish opposition in the Champions League keeping clean sheets in seven of its nine such games. This will be Villarreal’s first visit to Juventus in any competition, and only the second-ever matchup following the second leg.
  • Villarreal has won each of its last two away games in the Champions League, the same number of victories it managed across 15 such matches beforehand (D5 L8). However, it hasn’t managed to keep a clean sheet on the road in the competition since a 0-0 draw with Manchester United in 2008.
  • Juventus has won each of its last six Champions League home games. Only once previously has it recorded more consecutive home wins in the competition, with its run of 10 games between 1996 and 1997 being the longest such run by an Italian side in the Champions League.

12:45 am- The Juventus Stadium is ready for the clash!

 

12:36 am- Starting lineups are out!

Juventus XI: Szczesny(GK); Danilo, Rugani, De Ligt, De Sciglio; Cuadrado, Locatelli, Arthur, Rabiot; Vlahovic, Morata.

Coach: Massimiliano Allegri

Villarreal XI: Rulli(GK); Aurier, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Pino, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Lo Celso, Groeneveld.

Coach: Unai Emery

12:15 am- The danger-man Villarreal needs to be careful of. Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic already found the net once in the first leg and will be eager to add more in tonight's clash.

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MATCH PREVIEW

Villarreal coach Unai Emery wants his side to be remembered for its accomplishments in this season's Champions League, starting with a win in its last-16 match at Juventus on Wednesday.

The teams are level at 1-1 after the first leg in Spain.

"We don't want Villarreal to be something ephemeral in the Champions League, we want to be here to stay," Emery told a news conference on Tuesday.

"Winning against a club like Juventus means the opportunity to keep competing at the European level. We want to build around defined structures so we can stay here long-term... It's wonderful to be in the Champions League and we don't want to leave."

The former Arsenal and Paris St-Germain boss has good memories from Turin, where he guided Sevilla to its third Europa League title with a 4-2 shootout win over Benfica in 2014.

However, it also lost 2-0 there against Juventus in the 2015-16 Champions League group stage.

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"We are aware of what Juventus are, their magnitude and what they represent. They are one of the most successful teams in Europe," Emery said.

"They are the clear favourites, but we must respond with our collective game. The rival is going to set the bar high for us. We have high expectations in our own self-confidence. We will be ready to play a competitive game and to go all the way to extra time."

Emery expects a very different contest from the first leg in Spain, adding: "They (Juve) are used to living with the obligation to win, that's why they are the biggest team in Italy.

"Juventus have a strong defence but also two exceptional forwards in Alvaro Morata and Dusan Vlahovic. So it will be important for us to control the possession, have the ball at our feet and make them take more aggressive responses.

"In the first leg they got in front and it gave them confidence but later they realised that it was not going to be that easy."

(Via Reuters)

Where can you watch the match?

The Champions League match between Juventus vs Villarreal will start at 1:30 am and will be telecast live on the Sony Ten Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Sony Liv and JioTV.