Villarreal call out Spanish paper over gaffe revealing botched prediction 3 months ago

Villarreal call out Spanish paper over gaffe revealing botched prediction

Villarreal 1-0 Marca

Villarreal have called out Marca after the Spanish newspaper photoshopped the club's logo on top of Juventus' in a post announcing the last eight Champions League sides.

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Unai Emery's men, who currently sit seventh in LaLiga, secured a convincing 3-0 second-leg victory over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night, with the first leg ending 1-1.

Gerard Moreno opened the scoring in the 78th minute with a calmly-converted penalty, before Pau Torres and Arnaut Danjuma also got on the scoresheet in the 85th minute and added-time respectively.

Following the match, the LaLiga outfit quote tweeted a post from Marca that announced the Champions League quarter-finalists - Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Benfica and Villarreal.

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In the post, the Spanish newspaper included the name and badges of each team that had progressed into the next round, however, those at Villarreal were eagle-eyed and noticed that something was off.

On close inspection, you can see that Villarreal's badge has actually been photoshopped on top of Juventus' - with Marca seemingly predicting that the Italians would be the ones who progressed to the quarter-finals, rather than Emery's men.

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Villarreal jokingly called out the Spanish newspaper over the error, writing: "Didn't you trust EL PLAN, friends of @marca?", alongside a laughing emoji.

It is the first time since 2009 - when they were defeated 4-1 on aggregate by Arsenal - that Villarreal have progressed to the last eight of the Champions League.

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The Yellow Submarine qualified for this season's tournament after they won the Europa League last campaign, beating Manchester United 11-10 on penalties after the tie finished 1-1 at the end of extra-time.

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