A total of 5 reasons Juventus were eliminated by Villarreal from the 2021-2022 Champions League will be discussed in this article. Status as a superior team and finished as the host, Juventus actually lost 0-3 to Villarreal in the second leg of the 2021-2022 Champions League last 16 which took place this morning.
As a result, Juventus failed to qualify for the 2021-2022 Champions League quarter-finals because they lost 1-4 on aggregate. So, what causes Juventus to be eliminated by Villarreal?
Here are 5 reasons Juventus were eliminated by Villarreal from the 2021-2022 Champions League:
5. Good Action Geronimo Rulli
Juventus appear dominant in this match. Throughout the match, Massimiliano Allegri’s squad recorded 58.3 percent possession and made five shots on target.
Unfortunately for Juventus, all shots on goal released by Dusan Vlahovic and his friends were countered by Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. The Whoscored page even pinned the status of the best player to Rulli with a value of 8.2.
4. The effectiveness of Villarreal
Unai Emery’s concoction of Villarreal played effectively in this match. They play casually while waiting for space and take advantage of the gaps made by the opponent.
It was proven throughout the match, Villarreal only made three shots on target and all of them resulted in goals! Villarreal’s first shot on target came in the 78th minute via Gerard Moreno’s penalty, continuing to Pau Torres (85′) and Arnaut Danjuma (90+2).
Gerard Moreno’s goal in the 78th minute broke the mentality of the Juventus players. Because, after attacking all out, they actually conceded a penalty goal when the game had 12 minutes remaining.
The goal was to destroy the concentration of Juventus players . As a result, Villarreal scored two additional goals after Gerard Moreno’s goal.
2. Dusan Vlahovic Sluggish
Dusan Vlahovic slumped. This Serbian passport attacker failed to emulate the performance like in the first meeting.
Throughout the match, the striker who was picked up from Fiorentina actually fired two shots on target. However, he has not been able to conquer the walls of Geronimo Rulli.
1. Lack of creativity
Massimiliano Allegri is known as a pragmatic coach. He doesn’t mind Juventus playing badly as long as they win the game.
Unfortunately the bad playing habits continued into this match. Despite being dominant, Juventus’ attacks were easy to read and failed to score.
The elimination of Juventus makes Italy have no representatives in the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2021-2022. This shows that the performance of Italian clubs in European club competitions continues to decline from season to season.