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Game #4670

Aston Villa

Drew

Final

Tuesday, 7 August 2001

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

Intertoto Cup Final

FC Basel

St Jakob Park, Basel

Attendance: 25,879

FC Basel

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure an away goal in the first leg of the Intertoto Final in Switzerland to leave them one win away from UEFA Cup qualification.

KEY MAN

Paul Merson, fired in rebound

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 7 August 2001

🕒 | HT FC Basel 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 1-0, Paul Merson
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Darius Vassell
🥅 | 74’ Goal, 1-1, (FC Basel), Christian Giménez
🟨 | 75’ Booking, Alan Wright
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Steve Stone
🟨 | 76’ Booking, Darius Vassell
🕒 | FT FC Basel 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Merson scores an away goal to hand Villa the advantage ahead of the second leg at Villa Park.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

FC Basel

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
Swiss Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
Swiss Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Swiss League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

FC Basel

Previous 5 vs. Basel: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #5 |
Manager Game | #161 |
Tuesday, 7 August 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Eric Romain | 🇧🇪 | 1985-2002
Kick off: 5.45pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 160 | 🟩 | 71 🟨 | 42 🟥 47 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Eric Romain | 🇧🇪 | 1985-2002
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Roland van Nylen | 🇧🇪 | Luc Rems | 🇧🇪 |

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

FC Basel

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand Mustapha Hadji his first start in place of David Ginola.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.49 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.41 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.47 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Alpay Özalan | 🇹🇷 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M George Boateng | 🇳🇱 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Mustapha Hadji | 🇲🇦 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Christian Gross |🇨🇭|

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FC Basel

GK Pascal Zuberbühler |🇨🇭|
CB Alexandre Quennoz |🇨🇭|
CB Olivier Kreuzer | 🇩🇪 |
CB Murat Yakin |🇨🇭|
M Hakan Yakin |🇨🇭| 🔁 |
M Yao Aziawonou | 🇹🇬 |
M Mario Cantaluppi |🇨🇭| 🔁 |
M Ivan Ergic | 🇷🇸 |
M Scott Chipperfield | 🇦🇺 |
CF Christian Giménez | 🇦🇷 |
CF Jean-Michel Tchouga | 🇨🇲 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 65’ |
🔁 M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Hakan Yakin |🇨🇭| (M Sébastien Barberis |🇨🇭|)
🔁 | M Mario Cantaluppi |🇨🇭| (W Carlos Varela |🇨🇭|)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Boaz Myhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W David Ginola | 🇫🇷 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Romain Crevoisier |🇨🇭|
RB Philipp Degen |🇨🇭|
CB Ivan Knez |🇨🇭|
M Benjamin Huggel |🇨🇭|
CF Hervé Tum | 🇨🇲 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/18
Homegrown: 5/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🇨🇭: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🇨🇭 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Christian Gross’s men will now have to score at least once to cancel out Villa’s away goal when the two teams meet again in Birmingham in two weeks time."

MATCH REPORT

*Swissinfo*
Tuesday, 7 August 2001

FC Basel have drawn 1-1 with the English Premier League side, Aston Villa, in the first leg of the Intertoto Cup final. It was a closely fought match with FC Basel putting up a strong performance against the English favourites. The game got off to a feisty start with Basel’s Hakan Yakin breaking away from the pack after a great pass from his brother Murat. The Swiss international shot powerfully with his left foot but Villa’s reserve keeper Peter Enckelman, deputising for the injured Peter Schmeichel, saved well. Basel continued to press forward and were rewarded with another opportunity when summer signing Christian Giminez narrowly missed out after an exquisite through ball from Jean-Michel Tchouga. The Argentinian managed to put the ball past Enckelman only to see his effort shave the right hand goalpost. Aston Villa fought back in the sixteenth minute with Villa’s Hadji coming close to beating Pascal Zuberbühler with a speedy shot that somehow went wide from just a few metres out. Despite that energetic start, the 26,000 strong crowd at Basel’s new St Jakob’s Park stadium were left waiting for goals until well into the second half. The first one came from Villa with the English player, Paul Merson, finally beating Zuberbühler. A low ball in was parried away by the Basel keeper but Merson was first to the rebound, firing in from short range. The lead was short-lived though with Gimenez equalising in the 75th minute. The goal was strikingly similar to Villa’s opener, with the Basel forward turning the ball into the net after seeing a powerful shot from Carlos Varela deflected into his path by Enckelman. The equaliser keeps alive Basel’s hopes of a place in the UEFA Cup, but Christian Gross’s men will now have to score at least once to cancel out Villa’s away goal when the two teams meet again in Birmingham in two weeks time.

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