Dusan Vlahovic scored just 33 seconds into his Champions League debut for Juventus but it wasn’t enough for his side to claim victory in their Round of 16 against Villarreal..
The Serie A giants played out a 1-1 draw with the LaLiga side at the Estadio de la Cerámica, as Dani Parejo’s second-half strike canceled out Vlahovic’s opener to put both teams tied before the second leg.
Vlahovic was a top target for the Gunners in January before the Old Lady rushed to complete a £63million deal to sign the Serbian striker.
And after scoring on his Serie A debut, he followed suit in Europe as he put Juve ahead in their Round of 16 against Villarreal for the fastest goal in this season’s competition.
Brilliantly shot home in the corner after just 33 seasons after latching on to a superb through ball from Danilo.
Vlahovic’s strike takes his tally for the season to 22 goals, 21 of them in Serie A.
It was also officially the fastest debut goal in Champions League history, breaking Andreas Moller’s record set in 1995.
Nevertheless, Parejo struck a deserved equalizer for Villarreal to give Unai Emery’s men a good chance to progress.
The former Arsenal boss has never progressed from the Champions League round of 16 but his side remain firmly in the draw after the first leg.
Juventus will be hoping their new leader Vlahovic can lead them to their first Champions League trophy in 26 years.
The Italian giants have lost five Champions League finals in total and last won it in the 1995/96 season.