Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #159 |
Wednesday, 25 July 2001
Intertoto Cup | Semi Final 1st Leg | Away | Stade Rennais F.C. | Roazhon Park, Rennes | 15,753 |
Manager | John Gregory |
Referee | Lucillio Cardoso Cortez Batista |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLLWL |
Scorers | Darius Vassell | 90’ |
Line Up |
GK Peter Enckelman |
FB Mark Delaney |
CB Alpay Özalan |
LB Alan Wright | BOOKED | 25' |
M Hassan Kachloul | SUB OFF | 61' |
M Gareth Barry | BOOKED | 46' |
M George Boateng |
M Lee Hendrie | BOOKED | 34' |
M Paul Merson |
M Steve Stone | SUB OFF | 52' |
CF Dion Dublin | SUB OFF | 78' |
W David Ginola BOOKED | 90' | for M Steve Stone | 52’ |
M Mustapha Hadji for M Hassan Kachloul | 61’ |
F Darius Vassell GOAL | 90' | for CF Dion Dublin | 78’ |
Unused Substitutes |
LB Steve Staunton
FB Jlloyd Samuel
CF Juan Pablo Ángel
GK Boaz Myhill
Yellow | Alan Wright | 25’ |
Yellow | Lee Hendrie | 34’ |
Yellow | Gareth Barry | 46’ |
Yellow | David Ginola | 90’ |
Team Stats |
Starting XI Average Age | 27.47 |
Oldest Player | M Paul Merson | 33.37 |
Youngest Player | M Gareth Barry | 20.43 |
Wednesday, 25 July, 2001
Villa snatch late hope
Darius Vassell’s last minute strike gave Villa hope of overturning a single goal deficit in the second leg of their Intertoto Cup semi-final against Rennes.
Vassell’s late goal came at the end of a night that started badly for Villa and only got worse until his late intervention.
Prior to the match Peter Schmeichel pulled a calf muscle in the warm-up forcing John Gregory to play Peter Enckelman in his place.
And within 20 minutes insult was added to injury when Severino Lucas gave Rennes a deserved lead.
The Brazilian striker latched onto a through ball from Olivier Monterrubio before beating Enckelman.
The hosts continued to push forward against a lacklustre Villa side and Monterrubio almost doubled their advantage 10 minutes later.
Hassan Kachloul went close with a long-range free-kick on the stroke of half-time but it proved to be a one-off effort as the French first division side continued to dictate the game.
And with only 13 minutes remaining they finally got a second through Cyril Chapuis who had only been on the pitch for five minutes after coming on in place of a tiring Monterrubio.
Two minutes later, after bringing on David Ginola and Moustapha Hadji earlier in the half with no reward, Gregory made a final, and telling, change.
With time ebbing away Vassell met Ginola’s free-kick to give his side a vital away goal in a tie that may go all the way to the wire in the second leg at Villa Park next Wednesday.
*Rennes:*Durand, Reveillere, Cesar, Arribage, Escude, Le Roux, Echouafni, Delaye, Danic, Lucas, Monterubbio.
Subs: Paisley, Piquionne, Gourvennec, Gregoire, Chapuis, Vander, Debec.
*Aston Villa:* Enckelman, Delaney, Wright, Barry, Alpay, Boateng, Stone, Kachloul, Dublin, Merson, Hendrie.
Subs: Vassell, Ginola, Angel, Samuel, Staunton, Hadji.