Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Samuel Chukwueze Tuesday scored in the 88th minute to help Villarreal advance to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 16 years.
Chukwueze’s goal however sent German giant, Bayern Munich parking from the UCL.
Unai Emery masterminded a 1-0 win in Spain, but his side struggled to contain dominant Bayern once Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock at the Allianz Arena in the 52nd minute.
But Chukwueze levelled the tie in dramatic fashion to give Villarreal the lead on aggregate and seal a historic victory.
Also, Chelsea’s reign as European champions came to an agonising end despite beating Real Madrid on a night of high drama at the Bernabeu Stadium.
In a Champions League epic, Mason Mount’s wonderful finish and Antonio Rudiger’s powerful header wiped out Real’s 3-1 first-leg advantage and brought the quarter-final tie level in Spain’s capital.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were outstanding throughout and Timo Werner’s clever finish from an angle put them ahead for the first time on aggregate and within sight of a place in the semi-finals.
But substitute Rodrygo forced extra time with a volleyed finish before Karim Benzema, hat-trick hero in the first leg at Stamford Bridge six days ago, headed the decisive goal in the 96th minute to send Real through 5-4 on aggregate.
Benzema, who had earlier headed against the bar on a rollercoaster night, was unmarked when he scored to break Chelsea’s hearts after Rudiger slipped inside the box.
In the end, Chelsea, who played superbly, were made to pay for their first-leg performance as Tuchel’s side just fell short of producing one of the great comebacks in the competition.