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Game #5681

Aston Villa

1-0-1, 3 PTS

Won

1st= (+3)

Thursday, 5 October 2023

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Europa Conference League

HÅ K Zrinjski Mostar

Villa Park

1-0-1, 3 PTS

Attendance: 37,327

Aston Villa

1-0

HÅ K Zrinjski Mostar

Assist(s): Matty Cash | 90'+4 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa leave it late, late, late after knocking on the door all evening, but who cares, we're up and running in Europe.

KEY MAN

Super John McGinn does it in injury time.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 5 October 2023

🟨 | 24’ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
🕒 | 45’+2 HT Aston Villa 0-0 HŠK Zrinjski Mostar
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, Matty Cash
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Leander Dendoncker, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Jhon Durán, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
🎥 | 55’ VAR Check, No Penalty
🟨 | 64’ Booking, Matty Cash
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Diego Carlos, Sub on, Bertrand Traoré
⚽ | 90’+4 Goal, 1-0, John McGinn, Assist by Matty Cash
🕒 | 90’+7 FT Aston Villa 1-0 HŠK Zrinjski Mostar

ON THIS DAY

Ezri Konsa makes his 150th appearance for Villa after joining the club in July 2019.

Aston Villa

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

HÅ K Zrinjski Mostar

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2022-23

FIXTURE HISTORY

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #12 |
European Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #39 |
Thursday, 5 October 2023
Attendance | 37,327 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Urs Schnyder | 🇨🇭 | Escholzmatt LU, 2009-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 39 | 🟩 | 23 🟨 | 4 🟥 12 | 1.87

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Urs Schnyder | 🇨🇭 | Escholzmatt LU, 2009-
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Marco Zürcher | 🇨🇭 | Benjamin Zürcher | 🇨🇭 |
Fourth official: Sven Wolfensberger | 🇨🇭 |
VAR: Fedayi San | 🇨🇭 |
Assistant VAR: Lionel Tschudi | 🇨🇭 |

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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TEAM NEWS

Unai Emery softens the line up for the second Group Game but keeps his aces on the bench presumably for a half time change up once again.

It would be nice to see a full strength first XI but he's the European expert so who are we to judge?

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 26.84 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.31 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.87 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.27 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | 33.20 |
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.82 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | 33.20 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.82 |

Oldest Substitute: W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | 28.10 |
Youngest Substitute: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 25.42 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Krunoslav Rendulić | 🇭🇷 |

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GK Marko Maric | 🇭🇷 |
RB Josip Corluka | 🇧🇦 |
RB Mario Ticinovic | 🇭🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Slobodan Jakovljevic | 🇷🇸 |
CB Matej Senic | 🇭🇷 |
CB Stipe Radic | 🇭🇷 |
M Aldin Hrvanovic | 🇧🇦 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Antonio Ivancic | 🇭🇷 | 🔁 |
M Dario Canadjija | 🇭🇷 | 🔁 |
W Mario Cuze | 🇭🇷 |
CF Nemanja Bilbija | 🇧🇦 | 🟨 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔥 | for LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | for M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | 46’ |
🔁 | CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 46’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Matjia Malekinusic | 🇭🇷 | for M Aldin Hrvanovic | 🇧🇦 | 46’ |
🔁 | M Zvonimir Kozulj | 🇧🇦 | for M Antonio Ivancic | 🇭🇷 | 62’ |
🔁 | RB Kerim Memija | 🇧🇦 | for RB Mario Ticinovic | 🇭🇷 | 73’ |
🔁 | M Damir Zlomislic | 🇧🇦 | for M Dario Canadjija | 🇭🇷 | 73’ |
🔁 | CF Tomislav Kis | 🇭🇷 | for CF Nemanja Bilbija | 🇧🇦 | 77’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommi O'Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Anis Sefo | 🇧🇦 |
GK Omer Niron | 🇮🇱 |
LB Luka Marin | 🇭🇷 |
M Andrija Balic | 🇭🇷 |
M Antonio Prskalo | 🇧🇦 |
W Petar Misic | 🇭🇷 |
CF Franko Sabljic | 🇧🇦 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £141.28m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £71.92m
Team Cost: £213.20m
Matchday Squad Cost: £244.80m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: £380.20m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 16/35
Homegrown: 10/35

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £0.00
Home Nation 🇧🇦 : 3/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11

Subs Cost: £0.00
Team Cost: £0.00
Home Nation 🇧🇦 : 6/16
Homegrown: ⭕/16

Matchday Squad Cost: £0.00
Home Nation 🇧🇦 : 9/23
Homegrown: 1/23

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.00m |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |

CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | £27.90m |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | £28.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | Loan |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Tommi O'Reilly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Free |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | Loan |

W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £12.02m |

CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £30.60m |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | £14.28m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Marko Maric | 🇭🇷 | Free |
GK Anis Sefo | 🇧🇦 | Free |
GK Omer Niron | 🇮🇱 | Loan |

CB Slobodan Jakovljevic | 🇷🇸 | Free |
CB Matej Senic | 🇭🇷 | Free |
CB Stipe Radic | 🇭🇷 | Free |

RB Kerim Memija | 🇧🇦 | Free |
RB Josip Corluka | 🇧🇦 | Free |
RB Mario Ticinovic | 🇭🇷 | Free |
LB Luka Marin | 🇭🇷 | Free |

M Aldin Hrvanovic | 🇧🇦 | Free |
M Antonio Ivancic | 🇭🇷 | Free |
M Dario Canadjija | 🇭🇷 | Free |
M Zvonimir Kozulj | 🇧🇦 | Free |
M Damir Zlomislic | 🇧🇦 | Free |
M Andrija Balic | 🇭🇷 | Free |
M Antonio Prskalo | 🇧🇦 | Free |
W Petar Misic | 🇭🇷 | Free |

W Mario Cuze | 🇭🇷 | Free |
W Matjia Malekinusic | 🇭🇷 | Free |

CF Franko Sabljic | 🇧🇦 | Youth |
CF Nemanja Bilbija | 🇧🇦 | Free |
CF Tomislav Kis | 🇭🇷 | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 8 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | ACL
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Unknown
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ACL
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | Thigh
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Thigh
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ankle / Foot
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | Unknown
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Unknown

Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | Nice
M Finn Azaz | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | 🇳🇱 | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | Al-Duhail

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

Possession F | 75%

Possession A | 25%


Shots F | 27

Shots A | 3


Shots on Target F | 9

Shots on Target A | 1


Corners F | 10
Corners A | 2

Fouls F | 12

Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

"It's huge because of how we started the group. Tonight was a must win. We didn't play well in the first half. "We left it far too late but I suppose all that matters is the three points. I'm delighted we finally got them at the end. But we need to improve. "It says a lot. There's pressure on us to win. We need to be playing better - we know that - but we eventually got there. We showed patience, there was a delicious ball from Cashy and thankfully I managed to get my head on it. "It meant a lot. My career has been an incredible journey. To score Villa's first goal in European group stage football after what me and the club have been through is a great feeling." John McGinn. "To win like that is amazing. The emotion just explodes in every supporter, every player and it's the same for the coach. Football needs that emotion. "I decided after the first half to make changes, to add some experience and raise the level. We needed to push harder. We created chances and though we weren't efficient, eventually we got the goal." Unai Emery.

MATCH REPORT