Chelsea and Juventus got different results when they played the first leg of the Champions League last 16 , Wednesday (23/2/2022) early morning WIB. Chelsea as the defending champion of the Champions League successfully conquered their guest, LOSC Lille, at Stamford Bridge Stadium. Two Chelsea winning goals were created by Kai Havertz in the 8th minute and Christian Pulisic (63 ‘). Victory over LOSC Lille made Chelsea make a new history in the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are now the first English team to win five consecutive home wins without conceding a goal.
A 2-0 win meant that Chelsea only needed a draw when they traveled to Lille’s headquarters, the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium, to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The second leg of the Champions League last 16 between Lille vs Chelsea is scheduled to take place on March 16. In another match, Juventus had to settle for a 1-1 draw when they traveled to Villarreal’s headquarters, El Madrigal Stadium. Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus actually managed to take the lead quickly thanks to Dusan Vlahovic’s goal in the first minute. The Serbian striker had already managed to score a goal when the game was only 32 seconds old.
Vlahovic’s nick against Villarreal is now listed as the fastest goal for a debutant in Champions League history. Vlahovic beat the goal record of 37 seconds belonging to former Borussia Dortmund player, Andy Mueller, in the 1995-1996 Champions League season.
However, Vlahovic’s quick goal still could not lead Juventus to victory. After Vlahovic’s goal, Juventus was recorded only able to release one shot on target until the long whistle sounded. Juventus finally conceded in the 66th minute. Villarreal’s equalizer was created by Daniel Parejo through Adri’s left foot shot in the penalty box. Furthermore, Juventus will take turns hosting Villarreal in the second leg of the Champions League last 16.
Juventus must beat Villarreal in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 if they want to qualify for the quarter-finals. This is because the away goals aggressiveness rules no longer apply in the Champions League this season. The second leg of the Champions League last 16 between Juventus vs Villarreal is scheduled to take place at the Allianz Stadium on March 16, 2022.
The complete results of the first leg of the Champions League last 16, Wednesday (23/2/2022) Chelsea Vs LOSC Lille 2-0 (Kai Havertz 8′, Pulisic 63′) Villarreal Vs Juventus 1-1 (Parejo 66′ / Vlahovic 1′)