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Game #4715

Aston Villa

Sunday, 21 July 2002

Lost

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Intertoto Cup 3rd Round

FC Zรผrich

Attendance: 4,560

Letzigrund, Zรผrich

FC Zรผrich

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose in their opening Intertoto Cup game as Graham Taylor remains in charge despite a torrid few months as caretaker manager in 2001-02.

KEY MAN

Michael Boulding, one of a number of surprising signings by Graham Taylor, makes his debut as Villa are beaten in Zรผrich, Sunday, 21 July 2002.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 21 July 2002

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Michael Boulding
๐Ÿฅ… | 32โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (FC Zรผrich), Alhassane Keita
๐Ÿ•’ | HT FC Zรผrich 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Michael Boulding, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Hassan Kachloul
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (FC Zรผrich), Ursal Yasar
๐ŸŸฅ | 83โ€™ Sending off, Ursal Yasar
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐ŸŸฅ | 85โ€™ Sending off, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT FC Zรผrich 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder George Boateng played his final game for the club aged 26 before following Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu and Benito Carbone to cash rich but success poor Middlesbrough in return for a fee of ยฃ6,210,000. Boateng played for Villa between 1999-00 and 2002-03. Despite his premature departure Boateng would return to Villa to join the coaching staff the following decade apparently a changed man.

Forward Michael Boulding made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from First Division Grimsby Town on a free transfer.

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

FC Zรผrich

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Swiss League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Swiss Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Swiss League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1999-00

FIXTURE HISTORY

FC Zรผrich

Previous 5 vs. Zรผrich: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Sunday, 21 July 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Florian Meyer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Braunschweig, 2002-2013
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 14 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 0.93

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Florian Meyer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Braunschweig, 2002-2013 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FC Zรผrich

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand a debut to Michael Boulding.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.96 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.27 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.31 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Georges Bregy |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|

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FC Zรผrich

GK Miroslav Kรถnig | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Yvan Quentin |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Alain Nef |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Urs Fischer |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Stephen Keller |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ |
RB David Pallas |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐Ÿ” |
M Wilco Hellinga | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Daniel Tarone |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐Ÿ” |
W Kanga Akalรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Ursal Yasar |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| โšฝ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Alhassane Keita | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB David Pallas |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (CB Tariq Chihab | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Daniel Tarone |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (M Luca Iodice |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)
๐Ÿ” | CF Alhassane Keita | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Daniel Gygax |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Davide Taini | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
RB Sรฉbastien Jeanneret | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
LB Mario Raimondi |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|

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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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ : 9/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not reported

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

๐ŸŸข F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 1999-02 | ๐Ÿ•’ 134 | 126 (8) | โšฝ 5 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 4 | #737 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 2001-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 32 | 25 (7) | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 5 | #753 |

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"Villa were playing with a depleted side with regular first teamers Darius Vassell, [Marcus Allback], [Alpay], [Bosko Balaban], Steve Staunton and Olof Mellberg missing."

MATCH REPORT