The Champions League quarterfinal line-up is complete after Villarreal and defending champions Chelsea saw off Italian giants Juventus and French champions Lille respectively on Wednesday night to book their spots.
Spanish La Liga side Villarreal are the reigning Europa League champions and they stunned favourites Juventus 3-0 away from hometo seal a 4-1 aggregate win over the Old Lady at the end of their last 16 tie. Gerard Moreno (penalty), Pau Torres and Arnaut Danjuma (penalty) scored the goals for the Yellow Submarines. For Champions League holders Chelsea, they came from behind to beat hosts Lille 2-1 to secure a 4-1. Turkish international Burak Yilmaz scored the opening goal for French team Lille from the penalty spot in the first half, but they were unable totake the advantage into the break after American attacker Christian Pulisic scored for the Blues on the stroke of half-time. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta then scored the second Chelsea goal in the second half to seal the comeback victory.
Earlier in the week, Spanish champions Atletico Madrid and Benfica also booked their spots in the Champions League quarterfinals at the expense of Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam respectively. Manchester United on TV was a feature for the two games involving the Premier League giants in the last 16. Manchester United on TV was a feature in the first leg when young winger Anthony Elanga came off the bench to secure a 1-1 draw at the home of Atletico Madrid with his late strike after Portuguese international Joao Felix had given the Spanish champions the lead in the first half. Manchester United on TV was also a feature in the second leg as Brazilian defender Renan Lodi scored the only goal of the match to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 away win over the Red Devils on Tuesday and a 2-1 aggregate win. For Portuguese giants Benfica, Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez scored the winning goal to lead them to a 1-0 away win over Dutch champions Ajax on Tuesday and a 3-2 aggregate win.
Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are the other teams in the quarterfinals in the Champions League after they booked their spots last week.