Villareal CF manager, Unai Emery, has tipped the Old Ladies to become Europe’s elite club competition champions. 

After being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal in the first leg, Dusan Vlahovic lived up to the hype by scoring 32 seconds into his Champions League debut on Tuesday, but Juventus still have work to do to reach the last 16.

At La Ceramica, Vlahovic hit the corner with only his second touch of the game, but a fantastic start for Juve and the Serb’s Champions League career was not enough to secure victory.

Instead, Villarreal’s Dani Parejo scored a deserving equalizer midway through the second half, leaving a tense match in the balance heading to Turin for the second leg.

Because there is no longer an away goals rule, the game is closely balanced, and Juve will have to defeat the Spaniards in Turin.

 “They are still the favourites, we want to prove our capabilities and leave the door open for potential qualification” he told Football Italia