Game #4708

Season | 2001-02 |

Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #158 |

Saturday, 21 July 2001

Intertoto Cup | 3rd Round 2nd Leg | Home | NK Slaven Koprivnica | Villa Park | 27,580 |  

Game Summary

Manager | John Gregory | 

Referee | Georgious Borovilos | 
HT Score | 2-0 |
FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |
Aggregate Score | 3-2 | 

Aggregate Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLLW |  

Scorers | Lee Hendrie | 11’ | 40’ |

Line Up |

GK Peter Schmeichel | DEBUT | SUB OFF | 46' |
FB Mark Delaney | 
CB Alpay Özalan | 
LB Alan Wright | 
M Hassan Kachloul | 
DEBUT | SUB OFF | 73' |
M Gareth Barry | 
M George Boateng | 
M Lee Hendrie |
GOAL | 11' | 40' |
M Paul Merson | 
M Steve Stone |
BOOKED | 47' |
CF Dion Dublin | BOOKED | 53' | SUB OFF | 54' |

Substitutes |

GK Peter Enckelman for GK Peter Schmeichel | 46’ | 
CF Juan Pablo Ángel for CF Dion Dublin | 54’ | 
M Mustapha Hadji DEBUT | for M Hassan Kachloul | 73’ |​

Unused Substitutes |

LB Steve Staunton 
F Darius Vassell
W David Ginola
FB Jlloyd Samuel 

Cards | 

 Yellow | Steve Stone | 47’ |

 Yellow | Dion Dublin | 53’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.67 | 

Oldest Player | GK Peter Schmeichel | 37.70 |

Youngest Player | M Gareth Barry | 20.42 |

 On this day 21 July 2001 

Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel made his Villa debut aged 38 after joining from Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer earlier this month.

Midfielder Hassan Kachloul made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Southampton on a free transfer earlier this month

Midfielder Mustapha Hadji made his Villa debut aged 29 after joining from Coventry City in exchange for forward Julian Joachim earlier this month.

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 21 July, 2001

Villa overcome Slaven threat   

Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie’s double strike against Slaven Belupo put his side into the semi-finals of the Intertoto Cup. 

Villa were trailing 2-1 from the first leg against their Croatian rivals but Hendrie quickly levelled matters with his opener after 19 minutes. 

Paul Merson and Hassan Kachloul combined to provide midfielder Hendrie with the chance to score with a powerful shot. 

Kachloul was in lively form and his fellow Villa debutant Peter Schmeichel comfortable saved a rare opening for the visitors’ after 28 minutes. 

The Midlands side were in control of the game and almost added a second after 39 minutes. 

Full-back Mark Delaney broke down the right and slid the ball in for Steve Stone, whose first-time shot was well-saved by keeper Ivica Solomun. 

But the Belupo keeper could not stop Hendrie scoring his second of the game four minutes before the break. Paul Merson used the space afforded him on the right and made the Croatians pay by providing Hendrie a superb cross. Hendrie initially miscontrolled the ball but managed to toe-poke a shot past Solomun with the aid of a deflection off Pavo Crnac. 

The woodwork denied Hendrie a hat-trick before the visitors gave Villa a scare. Dodik beat two challenges to burst into the area only to take the ball too wide.  And substitute keeper Peter Enckelman, who replaced Schmeichel at half-time, had no problems in pushing the ball wide for Alan Wright to clear. 

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

*Slaven Belupo:* Solomun, Peter Bosnjak, Amizic, Crnac, Stipe Bosnjak, Kacic, Ferencina, Jurcec, Muzek, Dodik, Radicek. Subs: Lisjak, Kovacevic, Gersak, Medjimorec, Kovacic, Brgles, Gal. 

*Referee:* G Borovilos (Greece).