Champions League Preview | Bayern Munich vs Villarreal

Bayern Munich host Villarreal at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Arnaut Danjuma gave Unai Emery’s men a 1-0 first-leg lead to take to Germany after slotting home in the first half last week.

Julian Nagelsmann’s team had just four shots on target and the LaLiga side could have an even greater lead going into tonight’s match.

Robert Lewandowski has already scored two European hat-tricks in Munich this season and will be the man the Bundesliga side will look to as they aim to advance to the Champions League semi-finals.

If the Yellow Submarine can knock out Bayern at the Allianz Arena, Unai Emery will head into the competition’s semi-finals for the first time in his career.

The Spanish boss is a Europa League specialist, winning a remarkable three titles in his spell at Sevilla.

Emery explained after the first leg in Spain that he regretted his side not being able to make the most of their chances.

Villarreal have only been defeated in the Champions League in one of the four games they have played away from home this campaign, losing 2-1 against Manchester United.

Another 2-1 defeat tonight is a result that in this tie would be enough to take them to extra time, as away goals no longer count.

In the club’s other three European away matches this season, they have beaten Atalanta 2-3, Young Boys of Switzerland 1-4, and Juventus 0-3.

Nagelsmann expecting better performance in second leg

The defeat to Villarreal was the first time Bayern failed to score in a Champions League game since Liverpool in February 2019, and head coach Nagelsmann insisted the poor display will not be repeated.

“We played a bad game and they played their best game,” Nagelsmann said in a news conference.

“This will not happen again, to play badly against the same opponent twice.

The Bundesliga giants are hoping to progress from a Champions League knockout tie after losing the first leg for the first time since the 2014/15 quarter-finals.

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