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Game #3482

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 15 March 1978

Lost

Quarter Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

UEFA Cup

Barcelona

Attendance: 90,000

Camp Nou

FC Barcelona

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa fight back against the odds, as reduced to ten men half way through the first half, they take the lead at the Camp Nou but Barcelona fight back to squeeze through to the UEFA Cup semi finals 3-4 on aggregate.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 15 March 1978

๐ŸŸฅ | 24โ€™ Sending off, John Gidman, Retaliation
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Barcelona 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Barcelona), Migueli
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Barcelona), Asensi
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Barcelona 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa see John Gidman sent off again as they have to play nearly two thirds of the return leg at Camp Nou with ten men. Despite the setback, Villa take the lead but lose to two late Barcelona goals on the night and are knocked out of the UEFA Cup Quarter Finals on aggregate.

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

Barcelona

La Liga Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†
Last Trophy: 1978-79

FIXTURE HISTORY

Barcelona

Previous 5 vs. Barcelona: ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #41 |
Manager Game | #200 |
Wednesday, 15 March 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: DoฤŸan Babacan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | Istanbul, 1968-1978
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 3-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 200 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 93 ๐ŸŸจ | 51 ๐ŸŸฅ 56 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: DoฤŸan Babacan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | Istanbul, 1968-1978
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ

Barcelona

None

TEAM NEWS

John Gregory and Gordon Cowans replace Tommy Craig and Allan Evans.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.79 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.11 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.39 |

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 |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB Gordon Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 | โšฝ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Rinus Michels | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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Barcelona

GK Pello Artola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Pepito Ramos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Migueli | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CB Juanjo Enrรญquez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Antonio Olmo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Toรฑo de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Johan Cruyff | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Juan Manuel Asensi | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
W Rafael Zuvirรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Paco Fortes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Carles Rexach | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Pepito Ramos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (F Manolo Clares | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Paco Fortes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Johan Neeskens | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not recorded

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not Recorded

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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 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ : 10/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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

"I do not agree with the sending off of John Gidman. โ€œThe Barcelona player elbowed him and Gidman retaliated but did not make contact. "Gidman has a lot of ability and we intended to use it in the space we knew would he free behind the left back. โ€œBut the first time he went on a run he clashed with de la Cruz and paid the penalty. "But I am proud of how my ten players conducted themselves on the night. โ€œThey were all magnificent and we can look to the future with confidence. We deserve to get a draw at least." Ron Saunders.

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