Game #4710

Season | 2001-02 |

Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #160 |

Wednesday, 1 August 2001

Intertoto Cup | Semi Final 2nd Leg | Home | Stade Rennais F.C. | Villa Park | 30,782 | 

Game Summary

Manager | John Gregory | 

Referee | Wolfgang Stark | 
HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Aggregate Score | 2-2 |

Aggregate Result | Drew |

Villa win on away goals
Last 5 Games | LLWLW | 

Scorers | Dion Dublin | 5’ | 

Line Up |

GK Peter Enckelman | 
FB Mark Delaney | 
CB Alpay Özalan | 
LB Alan Wright | 
M Hassan Kachloul | 
M Gareth Barry |
BOOKED | 9' |
M George Boateng | 
M Lee Hendrie | 
SUB OFF | 76' |
M Paul Merson | SUB OFF | 59' |
W David Ginola | SUB OFF | 85' |
CF Dion Dublin | GOAL | 5' |

Substitutes |

M Mustapha Hadji for M Paul Merson | 59’ | 
M Steve Stone for M Lee Hendrie | 76’ | 
F Darius Vassell for W David Ginola | 85’ |

Unused Substitutes |

LB Steve Staunton 
FB Jlloyd Samuel 
CF Juan Pablo Ángel 
GK Boaz Myhill

Cards | 

 Yellow | Gareth Barry | 9’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 27.91 | 

Oldest Player | M Paul Merson | 34.54 |

Youngest Player | W David Ginola | 20.45 |

Match Report

BBC Sport

Wednesday, 1 August, 2001

Villa on track for Uefa Cup

Dion Dublin’s fifth-minute strike kept alive Aston Villa’s hopes of a place in this season’s Uefa Cup. 


Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in France, Villa won on home soil to book their place in one of three Intertoto Cup finals on the away goals rule. 

 

Standing between the Premiership side and a place in the Uefa Cup is Basle, who defeated fellow Swiss outfit Lausanne Sports. 
Dublin side-footed the ball home from 10 yards following a superb cross from David Ginola, who had been recalled to the starting line-up by manager John Gregory. 

 

Rennes had chances to level on the night but could not find a way past Peter Enckelman in the Villa goal. 
 

“We had our hearts in our mouths at times,” said Gregory. “I suppose for quite a few of my players its rare for them to be in a Uefa Cup match where they are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. 
 

“We knew one goal would put paid to the game and because we never looked like scoring a second it was a matter of protecting the lead.” 
 

*Aston Villa:*
Enckelman, Delaney, Wright, Barry, Alpay, Boateng, Kachloul, Dublin, Merson, Hendrie, Ginola. Subs: Vassell, Stone, Angel, Samuel, Hadji, Staunton, Myhill. 

 

*Rennes:*
Durand, Gregoire, Paisley, Escude, Diatta, Yappy, Danic, Vander, Bigne, Monterubbio, Chapuis. Subs: Debec, Arribage, Reveillere, Lucas, Gourvennec, Le Roux, Piquionne. 

 

*Referee:* Wolfgang Stark (Germany).