The match moved from Wednesday to Thursday due to a snowstorm.
Spanish Villarreal survived as the last, 16th team on Thursday in the men’s quarterfinals of the Men’s Football Champions League. The playoffs were secured when Villarreal knocked out the Italian Atalanta 3-2 at the end of the F-quarter.
The match, which moved from Wednesday to Thursday due to a snowstorm, was in Villarreal’s possession as early as the first half, when the Dutchman Arnaut Danjuma and French Étienne Capoue took the visitor to the 2–0 lead by the break. Early in the second half, Danjuma scored their second goal of the evening, and Villarreal was on the run with three goals.
Group F won Manchester United ahead of Villarreal, who left Atalanta four points away in the European League.
The match pairs for the quarterfinals of the Champions League will be drawn on 13 December.
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