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Game #4666

Saturday, 14 July 2001

Attendance: 3,000

Lost

Intertoto Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Slaven Belupo Koprivnica

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Gradski Stadion, Koprivnica

Villa's early start to the season sees them defeated in Croatia but an away goal gives them a lifeline ahead of the second leg at Villa Park.

NK Slaven Koprivnica

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

David Ginola, secured a crucial away goal in Croatia, Saturday, 14 July 2001.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 52โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica), Pavo Crnac
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, David Ginola
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Alan Wright
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Steve Stone, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-1, David Ginola
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica), Goran Gersak
๐Ÿ•’ | FT NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A sick John Gregory absents himself from a mid July central European jaunt as an unembellished team with a week's training fall to a last minute winner.

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

Slaven Belupo Koprivnica

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Croatian Football League Champions: โŒ
Croation Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Slaven Belupo Koprivnica

Previous 5 vs. NK Slaven: None

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #157 |
Saturday, 14 July 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
*Absent through illness*
Manager: Ross MacLaren (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Edinburgh, 2001
Referee: Massimo De Santis | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Lazio, 2000โ€“2006
Kick off: 5.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Massimo De Santis | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Lazio, 2000โ€“2006
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andrea Consolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Alessandro Stagnoli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Slaven Belupo Koprivnica

None

Massimo De Santis

TEAM NEWS

Villa start the season in mid July once again and a hand a starting spot to Peter Enckelman in goal.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.81 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.34 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.40 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Drazen Besek | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Slaven Belupo Koprivnica

GK Ivica Solomun | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Hasan Kacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Pavo Crnac | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Stipe Boลกnjak | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Petar Boลกnjak | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Mario Kovacevic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Frane Amiลพiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Damir Muzek | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Roy Ferencina | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Marijo Dodik | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
F Renato Jurcec | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 52โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Pavo Crnac | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB Zdravko Meฤ‘imorec | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Damir Muzek | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (F Goran Gersak | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Renato Jurcec | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (F Miljenko Kovacic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Boaz Myhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jonathan Bewers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not Recorded

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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท : 13/14

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

โ€œDavidโ€™s [Ginola] goal got us out of jail.

โ€œIt rescued us and kept us in the tie. This is two-legged football and it does not matter how you play as long as you go through.

โ€œAfter David scored I thought we would draw 1-1, but to be honest they deserved a 2-1 win.โ€

Paul Merson.

*The Independent*
Monday 16 July 2001

*Ginolaโ€™s strike supplies lifeline*

Aston Villaโ€™s captain Paul Merson was thankful that a fine strike from David Ginola handed his team an Intertoto Cup third-round lifeline against Slaven Belupo on Saturday.

Villa may have slipped to a 2-1 defeat in Croatia, but Ginolaโ€™s stunning 30-yard drive that briefly put the team on level terms could prove crucial in Saturdayโ€™s second leg at Villa Park. โ€œDavidโ€™s goal got us out of jail,โ€ said Merson. โ€œIt rescued us and kept us in the tie. This is two-legged football and it does not matter how you play as long as you go through.

โ€œAfter David scored I thought we would draw 1-1, but to be honest they deserved a 2-1 win.โ€

The result will have left Villaโ€™s manager John Gregory feeling even worse, after he was unable to make the trip to the Balkans having suffered a bout of food poisoning.

Yet it could have been a far bigger winning margin for the home side, who had dominated proceedings in the second half but only goals from Pavo Crnac and Goran Gersak accrued from their 17 shots on target.

โ€œThe heat played a big part,โ€ admitted Merson. โ€œWe have only had a weekโ€™s training, but I am not making any excuses. The better team won and we have got to make sure that we are fitter next time.โ€

Villa, bidding to recover quickly from the recent sales of David James to West Ham and Gareth Southgate to Middlesbrough, left their ยฃ9.5m record signing Juan Pablo Angel and winger Ginola on the bench. With Gregory on his sick bed, the reserve-team manager Kevin MacDonald and the chief scout Ross MacLaren took charge of affairs.