Dynamo Kyiv was defeated twice by the Spanish team. They won 2-0 in Ukraine and replicated the outcome in the return leg at home. Gerard Moreno, a Spaniard, scored both goals for Villarreal.
He scored with his head in the 13th minute after a Samuel Chukwueze centering move, and again in the 36th minute after a Dani Parejo pass and ricochet.
Ajax was in a completely different condition before the rematch, having defended a 3:0 victory in their home stadium.
Not only did the Amsterdammers not owe Young Boys Bern a chance to make amends, but they also won again, this time by a two-goal margin.
In Switzerland, David Neres scored the first goal in the 23rd minute. Even in the first minute, the hosts hoped for a penalty kick, but the video replay determined that there was no handball.
In a similar situation in the second half, the referees ordered an eleven, which Dusan Tadi turned into a goal. In this way, he determined the outcome.
The quarter-final pairings will be drawn on Friday, March 19th. Apart from Villarreal and Ajax, Arsenal London, AS Roma, Granada, Slavia Prague, Manchester United, and Dinamo Zagreb are all in this stage.
Villarreal CF – Dynamo Kiev 2-0 (2-0)
Goals: Gerard Moreno (13, 36)
Young Boys Bern – Ajax Amsterdam 0-2 (0-1)
Goals: David Neres (23), Dusan Tadić (49 k)