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Villarreal 1-1 Juventus summary: score, goals, highlights, Champions League

Villarreal's Spanish defender Raul Albiol (L) fights for the ball with Juventus' Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic during the UEFA Champions League football match between Villarreal and Juventus at La Ceramica stadium in Vila-real on February 22, 2

Villarreal 1-1 Juventus: as it happened

- Vlahovic scores for Juventus after 32 seconds

- Lo Celso hits the post

- Juve lead 1-0 at half-time

- Parejo equalises for Villarreal in 66th minute

A very even game at La Cerámica and 1-1 is probably a fair result. The second leg takes place in Turin on March 16. 

FT: Villarreal 1-1 Juventus


Pino crosses to the back post but Cuadrado clears with a header. Villarreal are going for it!


Bonucci runs across to clear the danger on the right. 


There will be four minutes added on!


Double change for the home team:

OFF Chukwueze & Danjuma

ON Pino & Dia

Juve can breathe once again...


Raúl Albiol can't connect with Parejo's header at the back post. 


Villarreal have a corner!

Vlahovic has been quiet in this second half but he thought he had scored the winner for Juve. 


Rulli denies Vlahovic!

The Serbian striker spins on the edge of the box before unleashing a left-footed shot. It's heading for the corner but Rulli gets down well to make the save. 1-1


Trigueros fouls Arthur. Juventus have a free-kick deep in their own half. 


It remains 1-1 here in Vila-Real with less than 10 minutes to go. 


Juventus change:

OFF McKennie

ON Zakaria


It doesn't take Estupiñán long to get involved. He goes to ground but wins the ball in a 1v1 with McKennie. The US international is down but it's a fair challenge. 


Double change for the Yellow Submarine:

OFF Pedraza & Alberto Moreno

ON Trigueros & Estupiñán


Manu Trigueros is getting ready to come on for Villarreal as they look for a winner at La Cerámica. 


Rabiot was very high on Chukwueze there. I've seen players being sent off for much less.

A double booking:

Rabiot is booked for a very nasty foul on Chukwueze and then Rulli is booked for sprinting off his line to protest.

Arthur goes straight into Locatelli's midfield role so no tactical change from Allegri. 


Juventus change:

OFF Locatelli

ON Arthur

Villarreal 1-1 Juventus

Capoue crosses to his midfield partner with a defence-splitting pass and Parejo finishes it from 12 yards with his weaker left foot.





Alberto Moreno goes on a surging run but has four Juve players around him and can't get through. Juventus lead 1-0. Villarreal have less than 30 minutes to get a goal or even two!


Locatelli fouls Alberto Moreno from behind. That could've easily been a yellow but the referee says no. 


Parejo goes up the other end and takes his own strike from distance. He'll be disappointed with that one as he can't keep it down. 


Villarreal are less dominant this half. Cuadrado cuts in from the right and can't keep his 25-yard effort down. It remains 1-0 to Juventus at La Cerámica. 


Juve have been much more comfortable on the ball this half. 


Alberto Moreno latches onto a cross from the left, but Wojciech Szczesny saves the former Liverpool man's shot.

Juventus automatically look stronger at the back with Bonucci's presence.


Locatelli fouls Lo Celso and it's a free for the home side. Parejo sends it into the box. Bonucci heads it out for a corner. Oh how he loves defending!


Bonucci plays a magnificent cross-field pass to De Sciglio. His cross is then stopped by Rulli.


The flag goes up for offside and it's Dusan Vlahovic again.


And the first chance of the second half goes to Morata. The Spanish striker opens his body up to the right wing cross but his volleys goes just wide of Rulli's right-hand post. 

Juventus have made a change at the break:

OFF Alex Sandro

ON Leonardo Bonucci


Juventus get us underway for the second 45!

Juventus lead 1-0 at the break. 

And the referee blows his whistle for half-time.


There will be one minute added on!


Vlahovic is flagged for offside.


Chukwueze knocks De Sciglio over and pleads his innocence. Free to Juve as we approach half-time.


Juventus have settled more into it as the half progressed. Villarreal have made chances but are also missing Gerard Moreno as their focal point in and around the box. 


De Ligt clears!

Lo Celso drives it across goal and it's one of those that could have gone anywhere but this one, fortunately for De Ligt, heads out for a corner.



Parejo and Capoue complement each other perfectly in the engine room for the Yellow Submarine. One goes, the other sits and vice versa. 


Lo Celso finds Capoue on the edge of the box. His effort flies over the bar. He had plenty of time and space but was unable to hit the target.


Morata goes for the stepover, moves it away from Foyth, and ends up overhitting it into the stand behind the goal. 


Chukwueze fouls Juve captain Alex Sandro as he battles for the ball. Free-kick for the Serie A side. Villarreal have been dominant but find themselves 1-0 down. 


Vlahovic holds it up brilliantly in the box before laying if off to Locatelli on the edge of the box. The Italian midfielder leans back and sends it high and wide.  


Capoue fouls Morata from behind. Juve take the free quickly.


Foyth's cross-cum-shot goes wide of the Juve goal. Villarreal are moving it around nicely. Chukwueze continues to cause havoc down the right wing. 


Chukwueze works a yard for himself down the right. He eventually sends a cross into the box, where Danjuma is there to flick it goalward but Szczesny denies the Dutch forward. 


If you're just coming in form work, Juve lead 1-0 thanks to a Dusan Vlahovic goal after 32 seconds, his first Champions League. 


Morata heads Parejo's corner up into the air and Szczesny comes out to catch. 0-1


Parejo is making Villarreal tick from his deep-lying midfield role. He's very, very good on the ball. Villarreal have upped the ante in the last few minutes. 


Chance Villarreal!

Lo Celso hits the past after being set up by Pedraza. The best chance of the game so far for the Yellow Submarine.


Vlahovic is down after a knee-to-knee challenge with Pau Torres. 


Alberto Moreno tries to pick out Pedraza down the left but he puts too much on the pass and it goes out of play. 

It's worth remembering that there is no away goals rule in the Champions League anymore.


Vlahovic celebrates scoring his first goal.

(Photo: Reuters)


Villarreal have set up in a 4-4-2. Juventus are playing in a 4-3-3 system.

Vlahovic already belongs at this level. He takes it down before spinning and shooting with his right foot from the edge of the box and it flies past Rulli into the far corner. Lovely goal. 

Villarreal 0-1 Juventus

What a start for Juve! What a start for Vlahovic!

Dusan Vlahovic scores 30 seconds into his Champions League debut!




Villarreal get us underway!

It's time for the Champions League anthem!

The players are in the tunnel!

AS prediction: Villarreal 2-1 Juventus

Kick-off is less than 10 minutes away!

Juventus vs Spanish opposition

Juve have won three of their last five away games against Spanish opponents in the Champions League.

They beat Real Madrid in 2017-18, Valencia in 2018-19, and Barcelona ​​in 2020-21.


Villarreal fans ahead of their team's last 16 clash with Juventus. 

(Photo: Reuters)

Vlahovic makes Champions League debut

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Villarreal vs Italian opposition

Villarreal will host an Italian team in the Champions League for the fourth time today. 

The LaLiga side have achieved different results in the previous three. They won against Inter in April 2006, lost to Napoli in December 2011 and draw (2-2) with Atalanta in September 2021.


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Juventus form

The Serie A giants have lost just once in all competitions in 2022 (10 games).

Allegri's side currently sit fourth in Serie A, 9 points off leaders AC Milan. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Torino in the Turin derby on Friday.

Villarreal form

Villarreal are unbeaten in four coming into this game. A Danjuma hat-trick on Saturday saw them beat Granada 4-1 in LaLiga.

The Yellow Submarine are unbeaten in six at home and have failed to beat only Atlético and Real Madrid in that run.

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I'll have the Juventus team news to you as soon as it's in!

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Allegri: "A draw in Spain would be a great result"

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will not be taking Villarreal lightly on Tuesday, saying the Spanish team are experts at getting results against Europe's big sides.

Allegri got Juve through four of five Champions League round of 16 ties during his first spell in charge, his only elimination coming against Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich in 2015-16.

Juve have however fallen at the last 16 stage in the last two seasons under Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, with Allegri issuing a warning about a team who beat Arsenal and Manchester United en route to winning the Europa League last term.

"It's not an easy route to the quarter finals at all, we have a 50% chance of progressing," Allegri told a news conference on Monday. "They came through a very good group like us.

"They are experts against the very best teams and have got some great recent results. They have a very good coach who does not give advantages.

"Any positive result is good, with the away goal rule having changed. Before you could lose one and win one and you were through, now it's different. A draw in Spain would be a great result."

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