Game #4759

2002-03

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Position:

Semi Final

Intertoto Cup Semi Final

Lille OSC

Villa Park

Attendance: 26,192

Wednesday, 7 August 2002

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

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #4759

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Graham Taylor |
Referee | Paulo Costa, Portugal |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Aggregate Score | 1-3 |
Aggregate Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paulo Costa

MATCH INCIDENTS

Paulo Costa

Villa

🟨 |

Lille OSC

🟥 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.58 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | 34.20 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 20.35 |

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.

UNAVAILABLE

Not reported

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MANAGER

Graham Taylor

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Stuart Gray

STARTING LINE UP

GK Peter Enckelman |
LB Steve Staunton |
CB Olof Mellberg |
FB Mark Delaney |
M Gareth Barry |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger |
M Ian Taylor |
CF Peter Crouch |
F Marcus Allbäck |
CF Dion Dublin |
F Darius Vassell |

SUBSTITUTES

M Lee Hendrie for CF Dion Dublin | 46’ |
M Mustapha Hadji for M Ian Taylor | 57’ |
F Stefan Moore for CF Peter Crouch | 82’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB Jlloyd Samuel
F Michael Boulding
CB Liam Ridgewell
GK Stefan Postma

THE OPPOSITION

Wimbee, Fahmi (g), Schmitz, Bonnal (g) (Cheyrou), Brunel (Boutoille), Moussilou (Sterjovski), Tafforeau, Chalme, Delpierre, Landrin, N’Diaye (s/o).

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

34’ Booking, Ian Taylor
45’ Goal, 0-1, (Lille OSC)
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Lille OSC
46’ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
47’ Goal, 0-2, (Lille OSC)
57’ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
82’ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Stefan Moore
88’ Sending off, (Lille OSC)
90’ Booking, Stefan Moore
90’ Booking, Steve Staunton
FT Aston Villa 0-2 Lille OSC

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 7 August, 2002

"Aston Villa’s hope of playing European football next season ended on a rain-sodden night in Birmingham."

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*Villa crash out to Lille*

Aston Villa’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 Brunel’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 N’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.

*Villa crash out to Lille*

Aston Villa’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 Brunel’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 N’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.