Arnaut Danjuma’s early objective secured Villarreal a deserved 1-0 win towards Bayern Munich within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Former Bournemouth winger Danjuma gave the Spaniards a slender benefit going into the return leg by scoring the one objective early within the first half at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Nevertheless it may have been worse for Bayern, who produced a disappointing show, as Villarreal had one other effort dominated out for offside earlier than they struck a publish by means of Gerard Moreno.
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The house facet, backed by a vociferous crowd, made a wonderful begin and took an eighth-minute lead by means of Danjuma.
On-loan Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso minimize the ball again into the world earlier than Danjuma diverted Daniel Parejo’s shot into the underside nook.
Spain defender Raul Albiol’s well-timed problem on the sting of the field denied Serge Gnabry a scoring probability as Bayern appeared to get a foothold within the recreation.
However the German champions had been relieved to see Pau Torres fail to attach with a flick-on from Parejo’s free-kick as Villarreal threatened once more.
And the stadium erupted simply earlier than the break when the Spaniards thought they’d taken a deserved two-goal lead.
Francis Coquelin’s tried cross flew into the online, however referee Anthony Taylor was informed the French midfielder had been offside after a VAR test and Bayern breathed once more.
The guests, who had did not register a shot on the right track, had all of it to do at half-time.
Thomas Muller was inches away from diverting in a cross for an equaliser early within the second interval, however there was no respite for Bayern, who had been spared by the woodwork when Moreno’s shot hit a publish within the 53rd minute.
Bayern despatched on Leroy Sane and Leon Goretzka for Gnabry and Muller and within the 66th minute Alphonso Davies fired straight at Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. It was Bayern’s first effort on the right track.
The Bundesliga facet pressed within the last quarter-hour, however nonetheless discovered possibilities laborious to return by and Alfonso Pedraza fired a golden probability large for Villarreal within the 87th minute.