The last classified to the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2021/2022 are defined. Juventus and Villarreal will fight for one of the remaining places this Wednesday in Turin, when they meet for the round of 16 after tie 1-1 in the first duel of the series.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, in addition to the collective objective of qualifying, is going for an important personal brand in the Champions League. To add minutes against the Yellow Submarine, will reach 50 matches played with Juve in the most important club tournament in Europe. It should be remembered that during his time at Chelsea he barely played a game in the competition.
Runner-up in the Champions League 16/17
Cuadrado’s first game with Juventus in the tournament was the September 15, 2015, win 1-2 against Manchester City in England. In that campaign, 2015/2016, the winger played eight games and scored a goal, but his team was eliminated in the round of 16 after falling to Bayern Munich in extra time.
However, a year later, La Vecchia Signora achieved its best presentation with the Colombian in the squad. They reached the final leaving Porto, Barcelona and Monaco on the way, but could not against Zidane’s Real Madrid, a team that kept the trophy by winning 4-1 in the decisive duel. In that Champions, Juan Guillermo played 12 games, scored a goal and gave an assist.
Similar records between 2018 and 2020
Two eliminations in the quarterfinals and one in the second round, the results of the Italian team in the three editions after being runner-up. Real Madrid (2018), Ajax (2019) and Lyon (2020), the teams that stopped Juve in those Champions. In that period, Cuadrado added 17 games, two touchdowns and three decisive passes.
Good individual performance last season
Juventus did not perform well in the previous season. Although they made it through the group stage, beating Barcelona, they fell to Porto in the round of 16 series. Conversely, the Colombian player did yield with outstanding performances in the championship. He played six games and gave six assists, for an average of one goal pass per game.
In this Champions League, Cuadrado has played six games, he has not yet scored or assisted. This Wednesday he will try to end a streak of 17 games without scoring in the tournament. Juventus and Villarreal will meet at 3:00 pm (Colombian time), at the Allianz Stadium.
Square in Champions with Juventus
2015/2016: 8 games and 1 goal
2016/2017: 12 games, 1 goal and 1 assist
2017/2018: 6 games, 1 goal and 1 assist
2018/2019: 5 games and 1 assist
2019/2020: 6 games, 1 goal and 1 assist
2020/2021: 6 games and 6 assists
2021/2022: 6 matches*