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Game #4130

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 24 October 1990

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

UEFA Cup

Inter Milan

Attendance: 36,461

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Inter Milan

Assist(s) | Tony Cascarino | 15' | Gordon Cowans | 67' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win in what is described as "arguably the best performance an English club side has ever produced in Europe." as the appointment of Jozef Vengloลก continues to pay dividends.

KEY MAN

Kent Nielsen, the most important goal of his life.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 24 October 1990

โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Kent Nielsen, Assist by Tony Cascarino
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Inter Milan
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-0, David Platt, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Inter Milan

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa put on one of the great Jozef Vengloลก' Villa European nights - a setting for which these games were seemingly made.

A stunning victory over Italian giants Inter Milan in the 1st leg left Villaโ€™s prospects for progression looking very promising.

Villa were now unbeaten in the last five and had now lost just once in eleven games under Jozef Vengloลก winning eight.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Inter Milan

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Serie A Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Coppa Italia Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1988-89

FIXTURE HISTORY

Inter Milan

Previous 5 vs. Inter: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #14 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Wednesday, 24 October 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Lajos Nรฉmeth | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | Hungary, 1984 - 1991
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 14 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 3 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.93

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lajos Nรฉmeth | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | Hungary, 1984 - 1991 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Inter Milan

None

TEAM NEWS

Paul Birch replaces Ian Ormondroyd.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.01 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.23 |

Youngest Player |
CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.24 |

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cascarino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Giovanni Trapattoni | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Inter Milan

GK Walter Zenga | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Andreas Brehme | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Riccardo Ferri | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Giuseppe Bergomi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Sergio Battistini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Paolo Stringara | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Fausto Pizzi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lothar Matthรคus | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nicola Berti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Aldo Serena | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Jรผrgen Klinsmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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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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๐Ÿ” | M Fausto Pizzi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (M Andrea Mandorlini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Lee Butler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Astutillo Malgioglio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Antonio Paganin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Giuseppe Baresi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Giuseppe Marino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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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 : 9/11

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 : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 think it proves that everybody in Europe has to have respect for English soccer again." "David Platt has showed again that he is World class player. โ€œBut we had other players out there who showed that they are top performers as well. "I am proud to be manager of Aston Villa. โ€œWe have excellent players and it showed tonight. "But. although we have a two goal advantage I would not say it makes us favourites to go through. "We will have to repeat the performance in San Siro and it will not be easy." Jozef Vengloลก. "Europe has been mutilated by the absence of English sides. โ€œlt will be a different game [the San Siro return leg]. โ€œWe have paid the penalty tonight. But we will be be back and Villa will find it much harder. "I thought there were occasions when we should have scored tonight and punished Villa. But it was not to be. โ€œIt was a very exciting game. David Platt and Tony Daley caused us problems. "It was superb to be playing against an English club side again and to see the improvement in English football.โ€ Giovanni Trapationi. "I don't get many goals, and most seem to come from inside the penalty area, so to score one like that was fantastic for me. "I can't think of a more vital goal in my career. โ€œTony Cascarino set me up but there was nothing else I could do except try the shot. โ€œThere was nowhere to go. I saw the chance and went for it." Kent Nielsen. โ€œ[Lothar Matthaus] didn't get forward as we expected. "They played as if they would be happy with a draw. โ€œThey even substituted with a sweeper at 2-0 down. โ€œThat speaks for Itself. โ€œThey settled for that.โ€ Paul Birch. "It is one of my main ambitions to break into the England team and I hope last night's match means I get some recognition. "After that, I now feel I can play well at the highest level" Tony Daley. โ€œIt was a tremendous performance from everyone. โ€œWe were the better side and deserved our victory. โ€œWe put the frighteners on them from start to finish and got behind their defence which the didnโ€™t like. โ€œNow we have the confidence to go to Milan and do the same thing. Chris Price. โ€œFor three weeks since I heard the draw I have been like a kid wanting to talk about it to everyone. โ€œIโ€™m just delighted we played so well. โ€œAs for my goal, well, Sid Cowans never misses one of my runs. โ€œHe made the pass look very easy. I just had to control it and score.โ€ David Platt. โ€œPlatt had a superb game and did everything he could have done." "Inter will win 1-0 at San Siro but we will go through 2-1 on aggregate." Graham Taylor.

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