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Game #4487

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 21 October 1997

Drew

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

UEFA Cup

Athletic Bilbao

Attendance: 39,000

San Mamรฉs Stadium

Athletic Bilbao

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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

KEY MAN

Grumpy Simon Grayson almost stole a goal in Spain

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MATCH TIMELINE

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

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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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 141 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 61 ๐ŸŸจ | 39 ๐ŸŸฅ 41 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Hartmut Strampe | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Handorf, 1993-2001
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Athletic Bilbao

None

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

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

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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 |

MANAGER

Luis Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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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 |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |

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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 : 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

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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 : 18/18

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

"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."

MATCH REPORT