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Game #3464

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 23 November 1977

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

UEFA Cup

Athletic Bilbao

Attendance: 32,973

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Athletic Bilbao

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 78' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure a strong 2-0 home win over Bilbao but it could have been more as โ€˜keeper Irรญbar proved fallible throughout and once again the officials rule out a Villa strike in curious circumstances as Brian Little riffled a tremendous right foot shot into the net after 32 minutes from a corner by Cropley. But Dutch referee Johan Beck disallowed the "goal" ruling that Deehan had run offside.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 23 November 1977

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal (Irรญbar)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
โšฝ | 78โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa put themselves in a strong position in the UEFA Cup third round as they open up a two goal lead over Bilbao ahead of the second leg.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Athletic Bilbao

La Liga Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
Copa del Rey Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Athletic Bilbao

Previous 5 vs. Bilbao: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #23 |
Manager Game | #182 |
Wednesday, 23 November 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jan Beck | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Vreeswijk, 1967-1980
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 182 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 89 ๐ŸŸจ | 46 ๐ŸŸฅ 47 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jan Beck | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Vreeswijk, 1967-1980
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Athletic Bilbao

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.05 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.81 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.31 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB Gordon Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Koldo Aguirre | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Athletic Bilbao

GK Josรฉ รngel Iribar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
D Daniel Astrain | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Josรฉ Ramรณn Alexanko | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Andoni Goikoetxea | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Agustรญn Gisasola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB รngel Marรญa Villar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Fernando Tirapu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Javier Irureta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ignacio Churruca | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Carlos Ruiz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Dani | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK John Burridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB Mick Buttress | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Juan Antonio Zaldรบa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
D Josรฉ Marรญa Lasa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Juan Carlos Vidal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Josรฉ Mari Amorrortu | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
F Aitor Aguirre | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 16/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ: 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ : 16/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"They [Atletico Bilbao] are an impressive and skilful side. โ€œCarlos leapt high to open the scoring against Hercules and he is the sort of player who can cause problems. โ€œThey are more skilful than our last UEFA opponents, Gornik, but they are not as well organised. And, as you would expect with a Spanish side, they are not a physical." Tony Barton "Any side reaching the last 16 of the competition must be a top outfit. We know Bilbao are no mugs." Ron Saunders. Pre Match. --- โ€œDeehan was in the net at the time and was not interfering with play [when the referee ruled him offside for Brian Littleโ€™s โ€˜goalโ€™]. โ€œI think we fully deserved our two goal lead. โ€œThe whole side played well and it will be very interesting over there. โ€œBut I am confident that we can go through to the last eight of the competition." Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT