Bayern Munich caught by Villarreal’s risky but brilliant offside trap

Manager of Villarreal Unai Emery couldn’t help but appreciate his own genius on the touchline at the Allianz Arena after his side stunned Bayern Munich with a well-rehearsed offside trap.

It was an unforgettable Champions League night for the Yellow Submarine, who defied all odds to eliminate six-time European champions Bayern from Europe’s elite competition thanks to a late goal from Samuel Chukwueze.

Despite the La Liga side having just two shots on target on both legs, Villarreal managed to secure a place in the semi-finals with a daring performance. Here is that incredible moment when Chukwueze brought the Spanish team through.

Heading into Tuesday’s quarter-final, Emery’s side held a 1-0 lead through former Bournemouth man Arnaut Danjuma, but Bayern equalized early in the second half when the prolific Robert Lewandowski found the net to make it 1-1 on aggregate. .

Many predicted the Bundesliga champions would go on and win, but Villarreal remained focused. They even pulled off a brilliant offside trap in a potentially dangerous situation โ€“ a moment that became a big talking point on social media.

As you can see in the images below, Joshua Kimmich floats in a ball at the back post but to his surprise every man wearing yellow pushes forward leaving at least seven Bayern players in an offside position.

Emery, whose dream is to one day win the Champions League, clearly had a game plan for the second leg โ€“ and it worked. Here are some reactions from that offside trap.

In his postgame interview, Emery responded to comments made about his team ahead of Tuesday’s win.

โ€œLet’s enjoy the semi-finals. Knowing that we are here, not because we are nice, or to let others say that we are a beautiful and small city, but because we have worked for it, โ€he told Spanish publication Marca .

“When we conceded, it was a critical moment, because when Bayern score, they score two or three.

โ€œHumility is knowing how to recognize the good times and the bad times. In the good times, be steady, and in the bad times, acknowledge that you didn’t do something right.

Villarreal will now face either Liverpool or Benfica in the semi-finals following their triumph over Bayern Munich.

Do you think they can pull off another upset and reach the Champions League final?

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