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Game #4716

Aston Villa

Saturday, 27 July 2002

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Intertoto Cup 3rd Round

FC Zรผrich

Attendance: 18,349

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

FC Zรผrich

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa overcome their first leg deficit to hammer Zรผrich at Villa Park and qualify for the Intertoto semi final.

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton celebrates his winner against FC Zรผrich to secure Villa's place in the Intertoto semi final, Saturday, 27 July 2002.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 July 2002

โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Michael Boulding, Assist by Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 FC Zรผrich
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Michael Boulding, Sub on, Paul Merson
โšฝ | 49โ€™ Goal, 2-0 Marcus Allbรคck, Assist by Paul Merson
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Marcus Allbรคck, Sub on, Stefan Moore ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Steve Staunton, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 FC Zรผrich

ON THIS DAY

Villa overturn a two goal deficit to progress in the Intertoto Cup once again but that is where the good news ended. Villa Park had the first sighting of Michael Boulding, a player clearly unfit for even this reduced standard. Boulding appeared alongside Marcus Allbรคck who although infinitely superior was also worryingly below the standard and pace in a relatively benign European tie. The worst was to come however when this proved to be the final game for Paul Merson, a player with ability and influence far beyond the rest of the squad, who even as a cameo substitute could deliver a power of good to the team, he was discarded.

Merson moved on to Portsmouth on a free transfer in August 2002 as Villa prematurely lost a player considered to be one of the most talented and charismatic to have pulled on the claret and blue was deemed surplus to requirements robbing the team of much needed creativity. Merson played for Villa between 1998-99 and 2002-03.

Meanwhile forward Stefan Moore made his competitive debut for Villa aged 18 after coming through the ranks of youth football alongside Swedish international forward Marcus Allbรคck made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 29 after joining from SC Heerenveen for a fee of ยฃ2,700,000 earlier this month.

Forward Michael Boulding made the last of his 2 appearances for Villa. Boulding was a curiosity, an ex-tennis player who had played in the lower leagues brought to the club only weeks before and promoted to the first team immediately only to then be discarded just as quickly.

In sum then, this also ran Intertoto game, had implications far beyond the result on the pitch and signalled the huge challenges ahead for Villa.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #15 |
Saturday, 27 July 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Roberto Rosetti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Turin, 2002-2010
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 15 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.07

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roberto Rosetti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Turin, 2002-2010
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

FC Zรผrich

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie, Ian Taylor, Steve Staunton, Olof Mellberg and Marcus Allbรคck replace Jlloyd Samuel, Dion Dublin, Alan Wright, George Boateng and Steve Stone.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.30 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.17 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.32 |

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 Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ด | 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|
LB Mario Raimondi |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Alain Nef |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Stephen Keller |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Urs Fischer |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
CB Tariq Chihab | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Wilco Hellinga | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Luca Iodice |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
W Kanga Akalรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Alhassane Keita | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Mario Raimondi |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (M Daniel Tarone |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)
๐Ÿ” | CB Tariq Chihab | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (RB David Pallas |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 Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Davide Taini | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
LB Marc Schneider | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
RB Sรฉbastien Jeanneret | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
D Sherif Jashari | 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 : 6/11
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 5/18

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 Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
๐ŸŸข F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002 | ๐Ÿ•’ 2 | 2 (0) | โšฝ 1 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 3 | #758 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1998-02 | ๐Ÿ•’ 144 | 125 (19) | โšฝ 19 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 18 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 11 | #726 |

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"Villaโ€™s first chance fell to Boulding, signed from Grimsby, who lofted his shot over the bar after being played through by Allback."

MATCH REPORT