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Madrid : Villarreal took a 1-0 lead at home against Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg here on Wednesday.

Arnaut Denjuma’s eighth-minute goal gave the Spanish Europa League champions victory and Unai Emery’s men were unlucky not to take an even bigger league outing in Munich next week.

Denjuma opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he was in the right place to get a touch on Dani Parejo’s attempt to direct the ball past Manuel Neuer.

Villarreal looked confident and wanted to take the game to Bayern, who had plenty of ball but didn’t know what to do with it, Xinhua news agency reported.

Coquelin thought he had doubled Villarreal’s lead four minutes before the break when his cross from the left struck Neuer and swam to the far corner of the net, but the goal was dismissed as striker Gerard Moreno was offside in the buildup. .

Things did not improve for Bayern in the second half, with Moreno stopping a poor pass from Neuer and slicing the ball just 40 meters wide, while at the other end, Pau Torres was forced to block Koman’s goal. Got his head on the ball.

Moreno then hit the post from the 20-metre as play remained open, with Bayern looking to attack, while Villarreal tried to take advantage of the gap left at the break.

There were no further goals and a tie will be decided in Germany next Tuesday (IST).

 

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