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Villarreal CF visits this Wednesday -March 16- Juan Guillermo Cuadrado’s Juventus, from 3:00 pm Colombian time, in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, a duel in which everything is open and to be decided after the 1-1 first leg and in which the yellow submarine seeks to lay the foundations for its confirmation among the continental elite.

Defeating the vecchia Signora in Turin as reigning champions of the Europa League would help Villarreal settle in Europe on the first step and alongside the greats. There is a long way to go towards that goal that Unai Emery spoke about in the previous one, and the first thing is to be able to celebrate the passage to the quarterfinals.

Every feat has a winding path and a complicated moment to overcome. If not, it would be a normal and current story. And beating Juve at almost their best moment of the season and with their fans at their side would be the button that Villarreal needs to press to catapult them up.

The Colombian midfielder played the ninety minutes of the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. – Photo: Juventus FC via Getty Images

In the first leg, the duel was even. The tie leaves everything open, but the submarine came out with good feelings from La Cerámica and rescued a tie that could even have been a victory if the comeback had been completed. And Giovani Lo Celso’s stick, if it had been a goal, could have been worth it.

The reality is very different, and that is that Juventus starts as the favourite. And from the Castellón club they dress her as a favourite, in order to take the pressure off and give their players peace of mind so that they look for their football, so that they know how to suffer if necessary and so that the story ends with a groguet color.

more settled, Dusan Vlahovic is still the great threat of the renewed Juventus. In the first leg, the Serbian striker needed just 33 seconds to score and force Villarreal to go against the tide. And Unai Emery’s men managed to equalize via Dani Parejo to give themselves a margin for this second leg.

On behalf of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri brings back Chiellini, Dybala and Bernardeschi for this match that he sees as a “final at home”. The three are working with the group although it is unknown whether they will be able to start or not. The coach did confirm that, together with Vlahovic, the Spanish Álvaro Morata would be at the point of attack.

In defense, defender Bonucci will be absent, with a calf injury after forcing in previous games, as well as winger Alex Sandro. Losses of importance that the Castellón team also has, such as that of side Alberto Moreno, who underwent surgery this week on his right knee and with months of recovery ahead of him.

possible alignments

YOUTH: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Square, Locatelli, Arthur, Rabiot; Morata and Vlahovic.

VILLARREAL: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Chukwueze, Capoue, Parejo, Yéremi Pino; Lo Celso and Danjuma.

The Colombian shone with Juventus, wore the captain's band and contributed to the 3-1 win over Sampdoria.  AFP/Marco BERTORELLO
The Colombian shone with Juventus, wore the captain’s band and contributed to the 3-1 win over Sampdoria. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP – Photo: AFP/Marco BERTORELLO

Schedule and results of the return games in the Champions League

(* Classified to quarterfinals)

Tuesday March 8

FC Bayern* 7-1 RB Salzburg – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 8-2

Liverpool* 0-1 Inter Milan – 3:00 p.m.

World Cup 2-1

Wednesday March 9

Man. City* 0-0 Sporting CP – 3:00 p.m.

World: 5-0

Real Madrid* 3-1 PSG – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 3-2

Tuesday March 15

Ajax 0-1 Benfica* – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 2-3

Manchester United 0-1 Atlético de Madrid* – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 1-1

Wednesday March 16

Lille vs. Chelsea – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 0-2

Juventus vs. Villarreal – 3:00 p.m.

World Cups: 1-1

With information from EuropaPress*