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Game #4718

Wednesday, 7 August 2002

Attendance: 26,192

Lost

Intertoto Cup Semi Final

Semi Final

Lille OSC

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa suffer a shock outright defeat at home to Lille in the Intertoto Cup as question marks are already raised about the wisdom of keeping veteran boss Graham Taylor on for a second season.

Aston Villa

0-2

Lille OSC

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Peter Enckelman, failed to hold.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Lille OSC), Abdelilah Fahmi
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Lille OSC
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Lille OSC), Nicolas Bonnal
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Stefan Moore
๐ŸŸฅ | 88โ€™ Sending off, (Lille OSC), Sylvain Nโ€™Diaye
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Stefan Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Lille OSC

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose outright at home to render their away goal useless and end any European hopes before the season began.

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

Lille OSC

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Ligue 1 Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Coupe de France Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Coupe de Ligue Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Lille: ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Wednesday, 7 August 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Paulo Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Porto, 1995-2010
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paulo Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Porto, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 20 September 2001, UEFA Cup, Villa 2-3 Varteks, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Lille OSC

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Peter Enckleman and Dion Dublin return with Darius Vassell making his first start of the season as Stefan Postma, Jlloyd Samuel and Mustapha Hadji drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.58 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.20 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.35 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Claude Puel | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Lille OSC

GK Grรฉgory Wimbรฉe | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Grรฉgory Tafforeau | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Abdelilah Fahmi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | โšฝ |
CB Rafael Schmitz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Matthieu Delpierre | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matthieu Chalmรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Nicolas Bonnal | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Brunel | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Christophe Landrin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Sylvain Nโ€™Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Matt Moussilou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Nicolas Bonnal | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Benoรฎt Cheyrou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Brunel | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Djezon Boutoille | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Matt Moussilou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Mile Sterjovski | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Michael Boulding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Stรฉphane Pichot | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Fernando D'Amico | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Hรฉctor Tapia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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 : 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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท : 9/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not reported

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 reported

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Enckelman could not hold Phillipe Brunelโ€™s shot and the ball rebounded to Nicolas Bonnal - who made no mistake."

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 7 August, 2002

*Villa crash out to Lille*

Aston Villaโ€™s hope of playing European football next season ended on a rain-sodden night in Birmingham.

Lille scored on either side of half-time and will now play German side VfB Stuttgart for a place in the Uefa Cup.

But Villa boss Graham Taylor - who feared participating in the Intertoto Cup could lead to player burn-out - must now pick his players up with the new Premiership season just 10 days away.

Villa started well, with Lille goalkeeper Gregory Wimbee forced into early saves from Peter Crouch and Darius Vassell.

Crouch then found himself completely unmarked in the Lille penalty area, but although his cross-shot eluded Wimbee, defender Rafael Schmitz was able to clear the danger.

And with half-time looming Lille took a shock lead. Abdelilah Fahmi drilled a low free-kick from 25 yards out, which took a wicked deflection off the Villa defensive wall and left keeper Peter Enckelman stranded.

That was a big enough blow for the home side - but within 35 seconds of the second half Lille doubled their lead. Enckelman could not hold Phillipe Brunelโ€™s shot and the ball rebounded to Nicolas Bonnal - who made no mistake.

Villa tried to retaliate with Staunton sending a glancing header just wide and Vassell and Crouch volleying over when presented with half-chances.

Lille also had a slice of luck when a free-kick from substitute Moustapha Hadji was pushed onto the crossbar by Wimbee, who saw the rebound fall straight back into his hands.

But at the other end Enckelman and Olof Mellberg got into a tangle and left Brunel with a shot at goal, only for the Lille player to shoot wide.

Sylvain Nโ€™Diaye was sent off in the 89th minute after becoming involved in a flare-up following a foul on Wimbee by Vassell, but it was small consolation for Villa.