The 23-year-old American midfielder Weston McKennie was named the best player of the first match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League Villarreal vs. Juventus, 32-year-old Spaniard midfielder Dani Parejo, who started the second half of the return goal by Villarreal. Dušan Vlahović, a Serbian striker from Juventus, opened the scoring in the 32nd second of the game.
"It is reward for his second-half performance. He scored a crucial goal, got on the ball and began to control proceedings to get his team back in the game. He also showed strong responsibility as a leader in his team," the UEFA website wrote.
The match between Villarreal and Juventus ended in a draw, 1-1. The return match will take place in Turin on March 16.
El centrocampista @DaniParejo, autor del gol del #Villarreal, ha sido nombrado Player of the Match del partido ante la @juventusfces de la @LigadeCampeones.— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) February 22, 2022
¡Muy merecido !#UCL pic.twitter.com/8SxxaIaWj5
The best player of the match between Chelsea and Lille in London was the French midfielder of the English team
N'Golo Kanté, who became the author of 1 goal.
"The second goal finally arrived in the 63rd minute thanks to a wonderful driving run through the centre from N'Golo Kanté, who slipped in Pulišić to place his finish inside the far post" the UEFA website wrote.
Chelsea beat Lille thanks to goals from German midfielder Kai Havertz and American midfielder Christian Pulišić, 2-0. The return leg takes place in France on March 16.
Kante will win you the ball. #UCL pic.twitter.com/N5JUHTuAIT— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 22, 2022
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