Juventus - Villarreal summary: score, goals and highlights, UEFA Champions League 2021-22
Juventus - Villarreal: as it happened
- Gerard scores from the spot in 78th minute, Pau Torres and Danjuma add to the tally
- Vlahovic thunders a shot off the Villarreal bar
- The first leg between both sides ended in a 1-1 draw
- First Champions League appearance at home for Juve's winter signing Vlahovic
- Gerard Moreno returns from injury but starts on the bench for Unai Emery
- 600 Villarreal fans have made the trip to Turin
The whistle sounds and Villarreal fans celebrate a famous win as they win 0-3 on the night and progress 4-1 on aggregate. No-one will want to face Unai Emery's side in the quarter-final of the competition.
Chelsea still 1-2 ahead with the game in France in added time too. 5 minutes to be added here in Turin.
So the names of Chelsea and Villarreal will be present in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.
Danjuma to take ..... he slots home to make it 0-3.....
Another penalty for Villarreal. De Light handles and the ref. points to the spot. A card too for the Dutch player
Tonight's result possibly the biggest shock of the round. Villarreal and Benfica the underdogs set to form part of Friday's draw.
Villarreal fans jubilant in their small corner of the ground. Take nothing away from the LaLiga's side win. Their game management has been excellent as they wore Juventus down.
Difficult to see Juve come back from this now. Two goals is what the home side need to force extra time.
Pau Torres pokes home from the corner and Villarreal fans go wild.
Chukuweze breaks and almost finds Danjuma as Villarreal win a corner that they are in no hurry to take.
A new level of urgency now at play from the Juventus side as they desperately look for that equalizing goal. The creative element has really been lacking from the Italian outfit, especially in this second half.
All the noise coming now from the 600 Villarreal fans gathered in a corner of the Juventus Stadium.
Ten minutes for Juve to salvage their 2021-22 European football dream as they stare yet another round of 16 exit in the face.
Rugano off for Dybala
Not the best spot kick ever as the Polish keeper gets a hand on the ball but was unable to keep the strike out.
Coquelin dives theatrically but the spot kick is awarded .... big, big moment here !
VAR checking.... There was contact and the French player did make the most of it ..... Referee to check the monitor....
15 left here and Villarreal starting to offer more as Coquelin goes down and appeals for a spot kick. Ref initially says no !
Latest: Lille 1-2 Chelsea .... Chelsea looking good to progress now with a 1-4 agg. scoreline.
Gerard comes on with Lo Celso making way.
Shots on target: Juve 5-0 Villarreal
Villarreal enjoy a spell on the ball and a series of whistles break out from the home fans. Frustration palpable now as the clock ticks down. Difficult to call this one and ascertain who will be the final side to make Friday's draw. Assuming Chelsea progress.
Just over twenty minutes remain in Turin and the game remains deadlocked at 0-0.
Juve struggling to generate the same cutting edge that we saw in the first 45'. Vlahovic has been more anonymous in this half and the Italian side really do seem to lack the creative spark to find a way through the yellow wall.
Coquelin and Chukwueze are on with Trigueros and Pino making way.
Juve fans finding their voice now as they do their bit to drive their side forward.
Emery calling for his subs. Samuel Chukuweze and Coquelin getting ready for action.
Another long range effort from Juve as Cuadrado drives the ball wide of Rulli's post. Juve running out of ideas and resigned to long range efforts ?
Fine long range effort from Rabiot as the Frenchman forces Rulli to save well again. The shot gets the fans going now.
A realm cat and mouse dynamic to the game now as Juve probe and pass and the men in yellow sit deep and just soak up the pressure.
A lull in the game. Villarreal in no hurry to move the game along and Juve fans getting a little restless one senses.
Danjuma has disappointed so far for Villarreal. Moreno, Dia or 'Super Eagle' Samuel Chukwueze would certainly offer a different approach.
Villarreal have only really created the one chance where Argentine Lo Celso went close.
Moise Kean, Dybala and Bernardeschi warming up for Juve. Still no subs from Villarreal going through any drill ....will we see Gerard to offer added cutting edge for the visitors ?
Vlahovic and Morata are linking up well tonight and if the Serie A side do find the net tonight, I'd be surprised if it's not one of those two on target.
Final checks from the ref and away we go in Turin.
From what we've seen in the first half, it does look like a solitary goal will resolve this tie.
Teams and match officials in the tunnel with the second half just moments away from starting.
HT in Lille: LOSC-Chelsea 1-1 (1-3 on agg.) Pulisic drawing the 'Blues' level just before the break.
Corner overhit and drifts wide as the whistle sounds for the break. Juve creating the better chances but Villarreal looking good on the ball.
Vlahovic really does look like a class act too and the player most likely to find the net here in Turin.
The 45 minutes are over and Juve win a corner right at the death.
Juve go close again as Morata glances a header goal bound and the men in yellow manage to clear the danger.
Huge level of patience to Villarreal's play this evening as the men in yellow stroke the ball around with poise and confidence looking for a chink in the Juve armour. Lo Celso has another shot from the edge of the box but well blocked by the home side.
Goal in Lille: Lille 1-0 Chelsea. (1-2 on agg) Yilmaz from the spot putting the French side ahead.
Vlahovioc really is a complete player.... assists, fine passing vision and a constant threat in front of goal for Juve.
Once again Rulli saves the day as he stops a close range headed effort from Vlahovic.
Free for Juve just outside the Villarreal box as Cuadrado is clipped. Danger as Rulli organises his wall. Cuadrado over the ball but leaves the kick for Arthur and Villarreal concede a corner.
Just a reminder (am sure you are all aware...) that away goals do not count double in the event of a tie on aggregate. In previous years, had the game ended 0-0 here, then the Serie A men would have advanced by virtue of their goal away scored away from home some weeks ago in Spain.
Still no goals in Lille and as things stand, Chelsea would progress to the quarter final with Juve-Villarreal to go to extra-time should things remain level after 90 minutes.
Juve knocking on the door again and desperate defending from the visitors sees the home side win another corner.
Villarreal counter and Lo Celso goes agonizingly close with his effort going inches wide. Best chance of the evening for the Spanish side.
Vlahovic threatens once again for Juve and the opening goal lurks closer as the Serbian drives the ball off the crossbar.
Juve break and Morata finds Vlaovic who forces Rulli into action.
Villarreal ahead in the possession game so far....
Little for Szczęsny in the Juve goal to do so far this evening so far. Despite their neat passing play we've yet to see any real cutting thrust from Emery's side.
Rulli looking to lure the Juve players forward before releasing the ball for the side in yellow. All the danger now coming in the Villarreal half as Juve step up a gear.
More danger for Villarreal as Vlahovic and Morata fail to communicate and the visitors manage to escape. Juve pressing that little bit more now.
First chance of the night falls to Juve as Morata forces Rulli to save well from close range.
Villarreal certainly having more on the ball as Juve seem happy to let the visitors dictate the early stages of the game.
Morata fails to latch onto a Cuadrado cross as Villarreal still boss things in terms of possession.
As always, all Villarreal's creative play will go through Dani Parejo, very much the fulcrum of Unai Emery's side.
Juve more than happy to let the visitors have the ball and avoiding a high press.
Not a full house in Turin with some (Covid) attendance restrictions still in place in certain regions of Italy. Plenty of noise being generated though despite a few gaps in the seating.
All set, our Polish ref sounds his whistle and Juve start the action.
Juve have really turned their season around after a torrid start to the 2021-22 campaign and now look likely to take one of the coveted top four places that would lead to UCL football next season.
A small pocket of yellow clad fans tucked away in the left hand corner will be hoping to witness another historic European night for their very own 'Yellow Submarine". There is another 'Yellow Submarine" in Spanish football with Cadiz CF also holding claim to the same Beatles inspired nickname.
Juve in their classic black & white stripes, white shorts and socks with the visitors in their classic all yellow strip.
All set in Turin.... Vlahovic and Morata looking to cause problems for Juve... Danjuma and Lo Celso hoping to strike for the LaLiga side.... a tough one to call.
Juve-Villarreal: Starting XI's, subs, match officials...
It's very much a case of the last train to Paris this evening with all four sides hoping to progress and be in Friday's draw where UEFA will oversee the quatrer and semi final draw process.
The other second leg tie taking place tonight features Chelsea in Lille with the Londoners taking a 2-0 lead into the tie.
We'll bring goal news, the HT & FT score from the north of France during our live commentary from Turin.
Juve are deemed the favourites to advance this evening with few of the major tipsters backing the 'Yellow Submarine' from the province of Castellon.....
Tonight's contest in Turin is only Villarreal's third appearance in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, their Italian opponents have featured at this stage of the competition on 17 previous occasions and are two-time winners.
An away defeat to Osasuna is Villarreal's only blot on their copybook since facing Juve at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Since the 1-1 draw away to Villarreal, Juve have recorded three straight wins beating Empoli, Spezia and Sampdoria.
Juve-Villarreal: match official
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak is tonight's match official and has been a FIFA rated ref. since 2018.
No start for Moreno claim CalcioMercato news....with Unai Emery set to use the striker as a substitute if the 'Yellow Submarine' need some additional attacking fire-power.
One card away from suspension ....
Juventus' Rabiot and Juan Cuadrado will need to watch their step tonight as a further yellow card would mean suspension should they progress to the next stage of the competition. Parejo and Rulli face a similar predicament for the visitors.
At present, we know the names of six of the eight sides that will be present in Friday's quarter and semi-final draws.... Manchester City, Liverpool, Benfica, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich. Juve/Villarreal and Lille/Chelsea will be hoping that their names are added to the list.
Pressure on Juve
Both teams will have little to lose in this game, more so Juventus than Villareal with more pressure for the Turin squad due to their rich history in European football.
Villarreal come into the game looking to create an upset with Unai Emery's side not facing the added layer of pressure that the Serie A side will be experiencing.
Villarreal do welcome back the likes of Foyth, Capoue and Gerard Moreno but it's unlikely the Spanish striker will start for the side from Vila-Real.
Two key absentees for Villarreal too with Alberto Moreno and Paco Alcacer both injured.
Plenty of absentees for the home side with Allegri not being able to count on the likes of: McKennie, Chiesa, Bonucci, Zakaria and Alex Sandro. The good news for Juve fans, however is the return of Dybala, Chiellini and Bernardeschi
The game in Vila-Real ended 1-1 so everything to play for tonight in Northern Italy with the action getting underway at 2100 local time/ 4 pm (ET).
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Juventus-Villarreal from Turin with a place in the quarter-final of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League on the line.