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Game #4487

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 21 October 1997

Drew

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

UEFA Cup 2nd Round

Attendance: 39,000

Athletic Bilbao

San Mamรฉs Stadium

Villa secure a creditable goalless draw in the UEFA Cup second round at San Mamรฉs ahead of the Villa Park leg.

Athletic Bilbao

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Grumpy Simon Grayson almost stole a goal in Spain

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Tuesday, 21 October 1997

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Simon Grayson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa secure a goalless draw in the away leg knowing a single goal victory at Villa Park will put them through

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†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Athletic Bilbao

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
La Liga Champions: 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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1983-84

FIXTURE HISTORY

Athletic Bilbao

Previous 5 vs. Bilbao: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1997-98 |
Matchday | #15 |
Manager Game | #141 |
Tuesday, 21 October 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Hartmut Strampe | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Handorf, 1993-2001
Kick off: 8.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Hartmut Strampe | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Handorf, 1993-2001
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Athletic Bilbao

None

Hartmut Strampe

TEAM NEWS

Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡, Simon Grayson, Ugo Ehiogu and Gary Charles drop to the subs bench, with Fernando Nรฉlson, Stan Collymore, Alan Wright and Mark Draper recalled

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.31 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.40 |

Youngest Player
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.37 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Luis Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Athletic Bilbao

GK Imanol Etxeberria | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Iรฑigo Larrainzar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Roberto Rรญos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Rafael Alkorta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Mikel Lasa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Carlos Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Josu Urrutia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Javi Gonzรกlez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bittor Alkiza | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Joseba Etxeberria | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Cuco Ziganda | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Simon Grayson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Mikel Lasa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (LB Aitor Larrazรกbal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Javi Gonzรกlez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (F Mario Bermejo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Juanjo Valencia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Mari Lacruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Patxi Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jon Andoni Goikoetxea | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Txomin Nagore | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SQUAD STATS

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 : 6/11

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 : 11/17

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ: 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ : 18/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"But in the 38th minute Yorke missed a chance he may rue for some time. From a Collymore pass with a one-on-one chance, he planted the ball wide."

*The Irish Independent*
Wednesday, 22 October 1997

A MAGNIFICENTLY disciplined performance by Aston Villa in northern Spain last night offered English football its last realistic hope of success in the UEFA Cup. They go into the return in Birmingham in a fortnight confident of reaching the third round.

Little took a gamble by fielding three strikers. Savo Milosevic, whose extra-time goal against Bordeaux took Villa into the second round, kept his place alongside Stan Collymore, returning from a domestic suspension, while Dwight Yorke sat just behind.

It was Villa who appeared more likely to score in the opening exchanges and when Milosevic met Alan Wright's cross, he should have done better than offer a less than venomous strike which goalkeeper Imanol Etxeberria had little problem in saving.

Soon afterwards, from the beat Bilbao to draw game's first corner, Mark Draper's kick was planted only narrowly over the target by the Villa captain, Gareth Southgate.

Bilbao, who have scored only six goals in the Primera Liga but who saw off Sampdoria in the previous round, rallied briefly when Javi Gonzalez's shot was headed away by Wright.

Wright offered his strikers another good opportunity when his 26th-minute cross was heading for Draper and Collymore, but a timely interception by Carlos Garcia ended the danger.

But in the 38th minute Yorke missed a chance he may rue for some time. From a Collymore pass with a one-on-one chance, he planted the ball wide. Villa almost stole a goal when Grayson had a shot cleared off the line by Roberto Rios, then Draper and Milosevic went close.