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Game #4330

Aston Villa

Thursday, 15 September 1994

Lost

1st Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

UEFA Cup

Inter Milan

Attendance: 22,639

San Siro

Inter Milan

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer a narrow defeat in the UEFA Cup 1st Round at the San Siro to a disputed Dennis Bergkamp penalty as John Fashanu shocks the Italians with his centre circle kung-fu warm up.

KEY MAN

Ugo Ehiogu, growing in stature with every match

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 15 September 1994

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Inter Milan 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 76โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Inter Milan, pen), Dennis Bergkamp
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, John Fashanu, Sub on, Ray Houghton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Inter Milan 1-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ugo Ehiogu, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer a narrow defeat at the San Siro after Denis Bergkamp converts a penalty.

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†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Inter Milan

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League Winners: 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: 1993-94

FIXTURE HISTORY

Inter Milan

Previous 5 vs. Inter: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #6 |
Manager Game | #165 |
Thursday, 15 September 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Peter Mikkelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Amager, 1986โ€“1996
Kick off: 7.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 165 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 73 ๐ŸŸจ | 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 48 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Mikkelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Amager, 1986โ€“1996
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 29 September 1993, UEFA Cup, Villa 2-1 Slovan, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Inter Milan

None

TEAM NEWS

Dalian Atkinson replaces Dwight Yorke in the starting XI

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.49 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.13 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.88 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Ottavio Bianchi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Inter Milan

GK Gianluca Pagliuca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Mirko Conte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Giovanni Bia | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Giuseppe Bergomi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Gianluca Festa | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Andrea Seno | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Wim Jonk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Nicola Berti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
W Alessandro Bianchi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Dennis Bergkamp | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Rubรฉn Sosa | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Giovanni Bia | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (CB Massimo Paganin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Rubรฉn Sosa | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | (CF Marco Delvecchio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Luca Mondini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Marco Barollo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Antonio Manicone | 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 : 8/11

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 : 12/16

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 thought we were very unfortunate. โ€œWe all felt Nigel [Spink] got a finger to the ball first. โ€œThey had two penalty appeals earlier and they were never penalties. "You know when you come to places like these that there are going to be a few players who like taking a tumble. I will have a look at the video but I thought it was a fair challenge "I was worried when Ugo was booked, but he handled it well. I can't think of another situation where he was in danger of a second caution." Ron Atkinson. "It's only half-time. Now we have to do the business at Villa Park. "If the fans make It hostile for Inter, I'm sure we can get two goals." "It was nice to play in such a superb stadium. โ€It was Just a pity we lost the way we did. "It was unfortunate to give away a penalty, but I thought the referee had a great game. "Inter tried to get two penalties earlier on, and he didn't give them. โ€œIt's just a pity he gave the one he did, because all the lads are convinced there was no foul. "We came to try and take the game to them as often as we could. โ€œAt times we had to defend a lot, but I though we did it well. "We battled well, and the longer the game went on, you couldn't see them scoring." Kevin Richardson. "I was a bit nervous for the first 10 or 15 minutes, and that's probably what led to me being booked. โ€I went into the tackle with my left foot - my weaker one. โ€œIf it had been later in the game, I would have used my right, and cleaned up the situation. "I found it a bit difficult getting my second wind, but I couldn't see Inter scoring until that penalty. "I though that if we kept on our toes, we might be able to nick a goal. โ€œIt was a bit frustrating, because we had a few chances. โ€œBut at home, with a full house behind us, we will give it a real go. "The game was a big experience for me, particularly having to face Bergkamp and Sosa. "But if I play in the second leg, I know now what they are capable of and what to expect." Ugo Ehiogu. "We may have won this one, but we have the same chance of going through as we had before the game. โ€œThere's still everything to play for. Even if it had been 0.0, Villa would still have had to score at home to win the tie, and that's something they still need to do. "I just wish we could have avoided such a difficult match until later in the competition. "Villa are a strong team, and we would rather have played them in the semi-finals." Inter manager Ottavio Bianchi "There was no physical contact between myself and the gentleman who fell over [Ruben Sosa]. "I made my feelings known to him after the game and he didn't disagree with me. "We would have settled for this result before the game, but when the penalty came along, it was very disappointing." Nigel Spink.

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