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Game #5690

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Attendance: 37,866

Won

Europa Conference League

1st

Legia Warszawa

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Moreno returns to score his first for Villa, Tielemans creates again, job done.

Aston Villa

2-1

Legia Warszawa

Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 4โ€™ | Douglas Luiz | 58โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Moussa Diaby ran them ragged but รlex Moreno after 6 months out returns with his first goal and deserves the plaudits.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Youri Tielemans
๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Legia Warszawa), Ernest Muรงi
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, Moussa Diaby for a bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+1 HT Aston Villa 1-1 Legia Warszawa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Youri Tielemans for a bad foul
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 2-1, รlex Moreno, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, รlex Moreno, Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
๐ŸŸจ | 90+2โ€™ Booking, Jhon Durรกn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+5 HT Aston Villa 2-1 Legia Warszawa

ON THIS DAY

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

Legia Warszawa

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Polish League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Polish Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Polish League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2022-23

FIXTURE HISTORY

Legia Warszawa

Previous 5 vs. Legia: ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #21 |
European Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Thursday, 30 November 2023
Attendance: 37,866

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Marco Di Bello | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Brindisi, 2018-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Marco Di Bello | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Brindisi, 2018-
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Davide Imperiale | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Giovanni Baccini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
Fourth official: Matteo Marchetti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
VAR: Gianluca Aureliano | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
Assistant VAR: Lorenzo Maggioni | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Legia Warszawa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Marco Di Bello

TEAM NEWS

รlex Moreno makes his first start after 6 months out with injury as Unai Emery flexes his squad for Europe. Robin Olsen reappears in goal whilst Clรฉment Lenglet once again lines up at the back in the Conference League. Ollie Watkins misses out for the first time this season with a precautionary rest for a minor injury.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 26.91 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 26.76 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.46 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.07 |

Oldest Starter: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.35
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.98

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.35
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 19.98

Oldest Substitute: LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.38
Youngest Substitute: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.52

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Kosta Runjaiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |

Legia Warszawa

GK Kacper Tobiasz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Radovan Pankov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Artur Jedrzejczyk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Steve Kapuadi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Pawel Wszolek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Juergen Elitim | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Bartosz Slisz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gil Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Josuรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ernest Muรงi | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Marc Gual | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Blaz Kramer | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CF Marc Gual | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 55โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Patryk Kun | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Gil Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 55โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jurgen ร‡elhaka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Bartosz Slisz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Bartosz Kapustka | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Josuรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Maciej Rosolek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Pawel Wszolek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 83โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Dominik Hladun | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Marco Burch | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Rafal Augustyniak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Yuri Ribeiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Igor Strzalek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Filip Rejczyk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Tomas Pekhart | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ120.59m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ68.68m
Team Cost: ยฃ189.27m
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 : 3/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ261.43m
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 : 5/21
Homegrown: 2/21

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.20m
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 : 13/33
Homegrown: 7/33

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.88m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ2.46m
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ : 4/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ0.21m
Team Cost: ยฃ2.67m
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ : 7/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ2.67m
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ : 11/23
Homegrown: 3/23

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Kacper Tobiasz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
GK Dominik Hladun | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

CB Artur Jedrzejczyk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.78m |
CB Steve Kapuadi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.39m |
CB Radovan Pankov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
CB Marco Burch | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | Free |
CB Rafal Augustyniak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
CB Yuri Ribeiro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |

M Bartosz Slisz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.29m |
M Jurgen ร‡elhaka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ0.21m |
M Igor Strzalek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
M Filip Rejczyk | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
M Bartosz Kapustka | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Josuรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
M Patryk Kun | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Ernest Muรงi | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Pawel Wszolek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Juergen Elitim | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | Free |
M Gil Dias | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

CF Marc Gual | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
CF Tomas Pekhart | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Free |
CF Blaz Kramer | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Free |
CF Maciej Rosolek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Muscular
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown

Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail

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

Possession F | 67%โ€จ
Possession A | 33%โ€จ

Shots F | 12
Shots A | 6

Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3

Corners F | 5
Corners A | 3

Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 19

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"How many right-footed volleys have I scored? One. Tonight! For me, and also for the team, the goal was super important. It's a way of thanking all the people that have supported me through my injury - the club, the staff, the team, my family. This is for them."

Match winner รlex Moreno.



"Villa are a big club but this was a tough group. The first game didn't go our way so we knew how hard tonight was going to be. In the first half they gave us a lot of problems but we won, qualified and now we want to win the group.

"Our home form has been great. We have to stay consistent and keep the winning mentality. We won a lot of games here in 2023 and now we want to win a lot of games here in 2024.

"The important thing is we got the three points in the end. It was a big game, we were both on nine points. We didn't take our chances but we'll take the three points."

"It's football, we make mistakes. We'll get behind Kamara. It's football. We stuck together and managed to get the three points. We came out in the second half and kept the ball well and managed to get the second goal.

"It was a weird one in the first half. We didn't keep the ball as we wanted. They're a good side.

"We do a lot of work on the training pitch. The boys don't like it much. Credit to Austin [set piece coach], he's a great guy and that one was for him."

Ezri Konsa.



"We're very happy. We began the group with defeat in Warsaw and tonight we showed our development. And now we are through and while it's not 100% we're well positioned to take top spot.

"After his [รlex Morenoโ€™s] long injury it was fantastic to see him come back like he did tonight. When he scored he was obviously very excited, very happy and we felt the same because we feel like a family here.

"He's very important. He was injured and coming back. Jacob Ramsey too. Alex Moreno is wishing to play. He scored one goal and now we can have more players coming.

"I'm very happy. Our reaction was fantastic. We are not 100% first in the group but I think normally we are going to win. We are settling with the players in this competition. At Villa Park with the supporters, we are playing very good.

โ€œThey [Legia] were very focussed, very motivated. It was very tight to qualify for the next round. They needed a draw or a win. For us, it was important to try to win. We were consistent in our game plan. The second half, our control was better than the first half. We controlled it better. They had one chance off the cross bar.

"In 90 minutes, we had to try control everything. Today we score one goal through it and it's adding more qualities we can show."

Unai Emery.



"Very good game. We played against a tough team. Legia are a strong team.

"We want to finish first in the group. Today it was really important to win.

"We have to continue like this. We have to keep going.

"We spoke before the game with the coach and team-mates and they said you have to start really quick. We wanted to score after 10 or 15 minutes but it was before. It was really good.

"I'm very happy for Alex [Moreno]. He had a big injury. He is a good person and I'm very happy for him.

โ€œWe have to play this game in December and go there to win."

Moussa Diaby.



"Really happy because we started this competition losing to Legia Warsaw there.

"We reacted very well and we thought about tonight to prepare for the match trying to show as well how we improve during that match playing tonight.

"We are progressing, we are feeling good, feeling good with our supporters in Villa Park. We wanted to finish first in the group, it's not complete at the moment, but we are close to it. We want to finish these matches in the group against Zrinjski.

"They are first in the group. They want to continue in this competition. We have to try to involve our supporters because it is a way to win trophies and play in Europe.

"Tonight I am very happy as well for some players like Jhon Duran, who took 90 minutes, Alex Moreno, who came back and is feeling good, Jacob Ramsey as well getting minutes. As a team we are building and learning things.โ€

Unai Emery.



"Welcome to the Jungle."

Legia Warsaw banner in September.



"They took them out of the jungle and now they are ants. 90 more minutes on the legs and the team is still up for more lions."

Jhon Durรกn responds.