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Watch as Villarreal knock out SEVEN Bayern Munich players with a cheeky offside trap thanks to Unai Emery’s ingenious tactic

FORMER Arsenal manager Unai Emery guided Villarreal to the Champions League semi-finals with a surprise 2-1 aggregate win over Bayern Munich.

And while emery often came under fire during his short stay with the gunnershe summed up his tactics in Munich.

Villarreal lined up normally to defend a free-kick

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Villarreal lined up normally to defend a free-kickPhoto credit: BT Sport
Unai Emery's players ran forward when the ball was put in

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Unai Emery’s players ran forward when the ball was put inPhoto credit: BT Sport
The Villarreal coach's ingenious tactics helped surprise Bayern and send seven players offside

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The Villarreal coach’s ingenious tactics helped surprise Bayern and send seven players offsidePhoto credit: BT Sport

A special game passage from the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday evening proves the genius of the Spaniard.

Joshua Kimmich missed a free kick Bavaria on the left sideline, the villa real Players lined up to defend the cross.

But when Kimmich whipped the ball into the penalty area, all yellow shirts suddenly stormed forward.

While the tactic seemed bizarre at first, it worked perfectly and caught SEVEN Bayern Munich player offside.

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Fans on social media were quick to praise Emery for the cheeky scheme, as well as his overall game plan over the tie.

One said: “I’ve seen this countless times and it always seems so weird to me.

“Villarreal was serious last night. Unai Emery’s tactics were different.”

A goal from Samuel Chukwueze in the 88th minute canceled out Robert Lewandowski’s earlier goal and saw the Spaniards advance 2:1 overall.

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Emery’s team won the first leg 1-0 last week, and just had TWO combined shots on goal over the tie, both resulted in goals.

Another fan raved about Emery’s strategy: “Unai Emery’s tactic worked perfectly. 1 shot on goal at home, 1 shot on goal away. Defensive master class.”

After losing two group games against Manchester UnitedVillarreal has successfully reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2006.

Emery and co will now face off against the winners of Liverpool vs Benfica for a place in the final.

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