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Samuel Chukwueze’s late strike sends underdogs into semi-final

Samuel Chukwueze’s late strike sends Bayern Munich crashing out of the Champions League; Villarreal win 2-1 on aggregate after 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena; Unai Emery’s side will face Liverpool or Benfica in the semi-finals

Chukwueze, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes, finished off a rapid counter-attack when he converted Gerard Moreno’s cross to silence the Allianz Arena as Bayern were eliminated at the quarter-final stage for the second year in a row.

Bayern had been pushing for a winner of their own after Robert Lewandowski cancelled out Arnaut Danjuma’s first-leg strike with his 13th Champions League goal of the campaign early in the second half.

But Unai Emery’s side, Europa League winners against Manchester United last season, defended resolutely in the face of heavy Bayern pressure and seized their chance when it came.

while Bayern had 45 shots across the two legs and only scored once, Villarreal netted with each of their only two efforts on target, with Chukwueze’s breakaway strike meaning they will face either Liverpool or Benfica in only the second Champions League semi-final in their history.

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