Vlahovic’s presence in the match took all the attention as he scored in just 32 seconds in his CL debut match that gave Juventus an early advantage. He becomes the second fastest debutant to score a goal in the champions league. He also was in the headlines because of his debut goal in Serie A against Hellas Verona.
Even though Vlahovic helped the old lady take advantage with the first-minute goal, experienced midfielder Dani Parejo equalized and made sure Villarreal was still in the game. Capoue’s beautiful cross in the middle of the box to Parejo who had a pace no Juventus player could pickle to the amazing goal past Szczesny. The game ended with a 1-1 draw, and all eyes go to the second leg that will be played in Turin.
Times are tricky for Juventus as they struggle to secure the lace in Serie A and to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals. A goal from a youngster is hope for the old lady fans that the team will rise back. Villarreal on the other side played the champions league knockout match for the first time in 13 years. It won’t be easy for Juventus because Villarreal comes with a lot of energy and aggression.
It’s all square when both the teams go to the second leg which starts in just over three weeks at Juventus home in Turin. This Match was Juventus’s third consecutive draw and they will be thus hoping to bounce back as they play Empoli in the league on Saturday. Villarreal with their consistent performance will play Espanyol in La Liga.