Thursday, 30 November 2023
Europa Conference League
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩
Moreno returns to score his first for Villa, Tielemans creates again, job done.
Assist(s): Youri Tielemans | 4’ | Douglas Luiz | 58’ |
Moussa Diaby ran them ragged but Álex Moreno after 6 months out returns with his first goal and deserves the plaudits.
⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Moussa Diaby, Assist by Youri Tielemans
🥅 | 20’ Goal, 1-1, (Legia Warszawa), Ernest Muçi
🟨 | 36’ Booking, Moussa Diaby for a bad foul
🟨 | 41’ Booking, Douglas Luiz
🕒 | 45’+1 HT Aston Villa 1-1 Legia Warszawa
🟨 | 53’ Booking, Youri Tielemans for a bad foul
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 2-1, Álex Moreno, Assist by Douglas Luiz
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Leon Bailey
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Álex Moreno, Sub on, Lucas Digne
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Nicolò Zaniolo
🔁 | 90’ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
🟨 | 90+2’ Booking, Jhon Durán for a bad foul
🕒 | 90’+5 HT Aston Villa 2-1 Legia Warszawa
ON THIS DAY
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
Polish League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Polish Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Polish League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2022-23
Previous 5 vs. Legia: 🟥
Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #21 |
European Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Thursday, 30 November 2023
Manager: Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Marco Di Bello | 🇮🇹 | Brindisi, 2018-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩
Referee: Marco Di Bello | 🇮🇹 | Brindisi, 2018-
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Davide Imperiale | 🇮🇹 | Giovanni Baccini | 🇮🇹 |
Fourth official: Matteo Marchetti | 🇮🇹 |
VAR: Gianluca Aureliano | 🇮🇹 |
Assistant VAR: Lorenzo Maggioni | 🇮🇹 |
Álex 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 Clément 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.
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 | 🇸🇪 | 33.35
Youngest Starter: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.98
Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | 33.35
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 19.98
Oldest Substitute: LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 30.38
Youngest Substitute: M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴 | 22.52
Unai Emery | 🇪🇸 |
Kosta Runjaić | 🇦🇹 |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴 |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🔥 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M John McGinn | 🏴 | 🔁 |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 |
GK Kacper Tobiasz | 🇵🇱 |
CB Radovan Pankov | 🇷🇸 |
CB Artur Jedrzejczyk | 🇵🇱 | 🟨 |
CB Steve Kapuadi | 🇫🇷 |
M Pawel Wszolek | 🇵🇱 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Juergen Elitim | 🇨🇴 |
M Bartosz Slisz | 🇵🇱 | 🔁 |
M Gil Dias | 🇵🇹 | 🔁 |
M Josué | 🇵🇹 | 🔁 |
M Ernest Muçi | 🇦🇱 | ⚽ |
CF Marc Gual | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | for M John McGinn | 🏴 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴 | for M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | 71’ |
🔁 | M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | for W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | 79’ |
🔁 | LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | for LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | 79’ |
🔁 | M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | for M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 90’ |
🔁 | CF Blaz Kramer | 🇸🇮 | 🟨 | for CF Marc Gual | 🇪🇸 | 55’ |
🔁 | M Patryk Kun | 🇵🇱 | for M Gil Dias | 🇵🇹 | 55’ |
🔁 | M Jurgen Çelhaka | 🇦🇱 | for M Bartosz Slisz | 🇵🇱 | 76’ |
🔁 | M Bartosz Kapustka | 🇵🇱 | for M Josué | 🇵🇹 | 76’ |
🔁 | CF Maciej Rosolek | 🇵🇱 | for M Pawel Wszolek | 🇵🇱 | 83’ |
GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴 |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴 |
GK Dominik Hladun | 🇵🇱 |
CB Marco Burch | 🇨🇭 |
CB Rafal Augustyniak | 🇵🇱 |
CB Yuri Ribeiro | 🇵🇹 |
M Igor Strzalek | 🇵🇱 |
M Filip Rejczyk | 🇵🇱 |
CF Tomas Pekhart | 🇨🇿 |
1st XI Cost: £120.59m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 2/11
Subs Cost: £68.68m
Team Cost: £189.27m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 3/16
Matchday Squad Cost: £261.43m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 5/21
Total Squad Cost: £380.20m
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 13/33
GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.00m |
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴 | Youth |
CB Pau Torres | 🇪🇸 | £28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | 🇧🇷 | £27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴 | Free |
CB Clément Lenglet | 🇫🇷 | Loan |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
LB Álex Moreno | 🇪🇸 | £11.59m |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | 🇧🇪 | £12.88m |
M John McGinn | 🏴 | £2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴 | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | 🇫🇷 | Free |
M Youri Tielemans | 🇧🇪 | Free |
M Nicolò Zaniolo | 🇮🇹 | Loan |
W Moussa Diaby | 🇫🇷 | £47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | £28.80m |
CF Jhon Durán | 🇨🇴 | £14.28m |
1st XI Cost: £2.46m
Home Nation 🇵🇱 : 4/11
Subs Cost: £0.21m
Team Cost: £2.67m
Home Nation 🇵🇱 : 7/16
Matchday Squad Cost: £2.67m
Home Nation 🇵🇱 : 11/23
GK Kacper Tobiasz | 🇵🇱 | Youth |
GK Dominik Hladun | 🇵🇱 | Free |
CB Artur Jedrzejczyk | 🇵🇱 | £0.78m |
CB Steve Kapuadi | 🇫🇷 | £0.39m |
CB Radovan Pankov | 🇷🇸 | Free |
CB Marco Burch | 🇨🇭 | Free |
CB Rafal Augustyniak | 🇵🇱 | Free |
CB Yuri Ribeiro | 🇵🇹 | Free |
M Bartosz Slisz | 🇵🇱 | £1.29m |
M Jurgen Çelhaka | 🇦🇱 | £0.21m |
M Igor Strzalek | 🇵🇱 | Youth |
M Filip Rejczyk | 🇵🇱 | Youth |
M Bartosz Kapustka | 🇵🇱 | Free |
M Josué | 🇵🇹 | Free |
M Patryk Kun | 🇵🇱 | Free |
M Ernest Muçi | 🇦🇱 | Free |
M Pawel Wszolek | 🇵🇱 | Free |
M Juergen Elitim | 🇨🇴 | Free |
M Gil Dias | 🇵🇹 | Loan |
CF Marc Gual | 🇪🇸 | Free |
CF Tomas Pekhart | 🇨🇿 | Free |
CF Blaz Kramer | 🇸🇮 | Free |
CF Maciej Rosolek | 🇵🇱 | Free |
Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | Knee
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴 | ACL
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | Muscular
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴 | 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
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
Possession F | 67%
Possession A | 33%
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
"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 Álex 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."
"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 [Álex Moreno’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.
“They [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."
"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.
“We have to play this game in December and go there to win."
"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.”
"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 Durán responds.