Juventus and Villarreal meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday.
Dušan Vlahović took just 33 seconds to announce himself on the UEFA Champions League stage, opening the scoring on his competition debut. The hosts dusted themselves down, though, and nearly drew level on 13 minutes but Giovani Lo Celso struck a post. The equaliser came midway through the second half, when Daniel Parejo met Étienne Capoue’s perfectly weighted ball and swept in.
Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Locatelli, Arthur, Rabiot; Morata, Vlahović
Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Chukwueze, Capoue, Parejo, Yeremi Pino; Lo Celso, Danjuma
What the coaches say
Unai Emery, Villarreal coach: “We have a lot of hunger after a very good group stage. We were able to turn the situation around at home, especially after conceding the goal in the first minute. Juventus are one of the contenders to win the Champions League, but we intend to go through and get our recognition.”
Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach: “We must have the ambition to go all the way. Tomorrow is like a final on home soil, so there must be a positive atmosphere. It will be a difficult match, and we’ll certainly need to defend well.”
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