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Game #4490

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 4 November 1997

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

UEFA Cup

Athletic Bilbao

Attendance: 35,915

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

Athletic Bilbao

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa gain respite from their poor League season with a strong win over Athletic Bilbao to win the second round UEFA Cup tie on aggregate after the goalless away leg.

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, gave Villa the lead

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 4 November 1997

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿฅ… | 70โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Athletic Bilbao), Javi Gonzรกlez
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Simon Grayson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Athletic Bilbao

ON THIS DAY

Villa qualify for the third round of the UEFA Cup for the first time in 20 years.

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 ๐ŸŸจ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1997-98 |
Matchday | #18 |
Manager Game | #144 |
Tuesday, 4 November 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Sรกndor Piller | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | Bรฉkรฉscsaba, 1991-2000
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฉ
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 144 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 62 ๐ŸŸจ | 40 ๐ŸŸฅ 42 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Sรกndor Piller | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | Bรฉkรฉscsaba, 1991-2000
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Athletic Bilbao

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bosnich replaces Michael Oakes as Ugo Ehiogu, Simon Grayson and Julian Joachim drop out with Ian Taylor, Steve Staunton and Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.42 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.44 |

Youngest Player
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.41 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Luis Fernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Athletic Bilbao

GK Imanol Etxeberria | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Aitor Larrazรกbal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Roberto Rรญos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Patxi Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Rafael Alkorta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Iรฑigo Larrainzar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Josu Urrutia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Bittor Alkiza | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Joseba Etxeberria | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Cuco Ziganda | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ismael Urzรกiz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Simon Grayson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Patxi Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (LB Mikel Lasa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Josu Urrutia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Javi Gonzรกlez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Cuco Ziganda | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Julen Guerrero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
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

"Goals from lan Taylor and Dwight Yorke took them into the third round of the UEFA Cup for the first time in 20 years."

MATCH REPORT