UEFA Champions League: Villarreal 1-1 Juventus
UEFA Champions League: Villarreal 1-1 Juventus

Dusan Vlahovic lived up to the hype by scoring 32 seconds into his Champions League debut on Tuesday, but Juventus has worked to make the last 16 after being held to a 1-1 draw Villarreal in the first leg.

Iran PressEurope: It took just over half a minute for Vlahović to silence the home crowd, as the 22-year-old Juventus striker lived up to his billing, expertly bringing a long ball under control before squeezing it into Gerónimo Rulli's far corner.

Advantage Juve and their January signing could pride himself on recording the quickest ever Champions League goal from a starting debutant – and becoming the first player born this century to score for the Bianconeri in the knockout phase.

Villarreal appeared shaken, and when Giovani Lo Celso found the ball at his feet inside the danger zone in the 13th minute, the Argentinian could only strike the post. Even so, Unai Emery's side began to recoup possession as Massimiliano Allegri's men set up to sit deep and fend off the hosts' endeavors.

The black-and-white defensive blockade was eventually breached midway through the second period when Parejo sprung from deep to meet Étienne Capoue's perfectly weighted ball and swept home to set up a fascinating second leg in Turin.



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