Game #4709

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 | 

Game Summary

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' |

Substitutes |

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

Cards | 

 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 |

Match report

BBC Sport

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.