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UEFA Champions League: Villarreal CF advances to the Semifinals

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Villarreal CF dumped Bayern Munich out of the Champions League on Tuesday, Samuel Chukwueze's 88th-minute strike at the Allianz Arena giving the Spaniards a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their quarter-final tie that took them through 2-1 on aggregate.

Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead on the night to level the tie on aggregate after Villarreal's 1-0 first-leg win, and extra time loomed until Chukwueze struck. Unai Emery's Villarreal continued their remarkable European run, having also surprised Juventus in the last 16 with a 3-0 win in Turin.

"We suffered against Juventus, we suffered against Bayern, but we are now in the semifinals," said Villarreal captain Raul Albiol, the man-of-the-match in Munich. "Now we can dream of going even further."

Villarreal CF is into the semi-finals for the first time since 2006.

 
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