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Game #5711

Aston Villa


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Thursday, 14 March 2024

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Europa Conference League

AFC Ajax

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,210

Aston Villa


AFC Ajax

Assist(s): Douglas Luiz | 25โ€™ | 60โ€™ |


HT: Another seriously poor refereeing performance, this time from an Israeli League referee. There is a theme here, surely UEFA have the nous to appoint experienced, higher league referees to games such as this. Apparently not. That said Villa on top throughout but treading a tightrope with a card happy official whose inferiority complex looks ready to explode at any point, and a slender 1-0 lead. Losing Ollie is devastating. FT: Ajax battered, Henderson deservedly embarrassed. Villa survive a poor ref and the loss of Ollie Watkins to progress to the last 8 in Europe.


Where to start, a stunning performance against a side with historic legal and comtemporary pretentions. On the night there were key men everywhere.

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Thursday, 14 March 2024

๐ŸŸจ | 11โ€™ Booking, Morgan Rogers for a bad foul
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 18โ€™ Ollie Watkins injured in tackle on โ€˜keeper Ramaj
๐ŸŸจ | 19โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins for a bad foul on Ramal
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿ” | 33โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins (Injury), Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+6 HT Aston Villa 1-0 Ajax
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Morgan Rogers, Sub on, Youri Tielemans
๐ŸŽฅ | 59โ€™ VAR Check for penalty after Ajax โ€˜keeper Ramaj follows through on Jhon Durรกn, no penalty, no booking
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 59โ€™ Referee reduces Villa to 10-men by demanding Jhon Durรกn leaves the pitch to change his shirt
โšฝ | 60โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Leon Bailey, Assist by Douglas Luiz
๐ŸŸฅ | 66โ€™ Sending off, Sivert Mannsverk for a second yellow card after a foul on Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Diego Carlos, Sub on, Clรฉment Lenglet
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Tim Iroegbunam
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Jhon Durรกn
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Omari Kellyman
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+1 FT Aston Villa 4-0 Ajax


Villa, in their 100th European Game, score their 150th European goal.

Emiliano Martรญnez kept his 50th clean sheet for Villa on his 149th appearance.

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

AFC Ajax

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
European Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†
Dutch Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ† (36)
KNVB Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† (20)
Last Trophy: 2021-22


AFC Ajax

Previous 5 vs. Ajax: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ






Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #42 |
European Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #69 |
Thursday, 14 March 2024
Attendance | 30,210 |


Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Orel Grinfeeld | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kiryat Yam, 2012- ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ


Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


๐Ÿ•’ 69 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 40 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 18 | 1.90

Villa Career Form:

Top 4


Referee:ย Orel Grinfeeld | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kiryat Yam, 2012-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ Just rubbish, itching to get cards out, another embarrassing appointment by UEFA
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Assistants: Roy Hassan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Idan Yarkoni | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
Fourth official: Gal Leibovitz | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
VAR: Ziv Adler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
Assistant VAR: Roi Reinshreiber | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |




๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

AFC Ajax

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ


Twin wingers in Bailey and Diaby, Carlos and Torres at the back, Rogers and Watkins up front. Unai Emery is going for this. Good luck Villa.


Squad Average Age: 26.41
Starting XI Average Age: 27.59
Subs Average Age: 23.20
Bench Average Age: 24.98

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.55 |
Youngest Starter: W Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.65 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.64 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.48 |

Oldest Substitute: CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.76 |
Youngest Substitute: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.48 |


Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |


Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


John van 't Schip | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |


AFC Ajax

GK Diant Ramaj | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Borna Sosa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Josip Sutalo | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ahmetcan Kaplan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jorrel Hato | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Devyne Rensch | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sivert Mannsverk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Kristian Hlynsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Kenneth Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Brian Brobbey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |



๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 83โ€™ |



๐Ÿ” | CF Chuba Akpom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ahmetcan Kaplan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | 37โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Anton Gaaei | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for CB Josip Sutalo | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Benjamin Tahirovic | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for RB Devyne Rensch | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 79โ€™ |



GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |



GK Gerรณnimo Rulli | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
GK Remko Pasveer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Jakov Medic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Branco van den Boomen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Silvano Vos | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Kian Fitz-Jim | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Benjamin Tahirovic | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
W Carlos Forbs | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Mika Godts | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Julian Rijkhoff | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |



1st XI Cost: ยฃ230.90m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ14.28m
Team Cost: ยฃ245.18m
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 : 6/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ277.06m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 3/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ377.46m
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 : 18/37
Homegrown: 11/37



1st XI Cost: ยฃ55.97m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ20.83m
Team Cost: ยฃ76.80m
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 : 4/14
Homegrown: โญ•/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ100.28m
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 : 9/23
Homegrown: โญ•/23

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ142.47m
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 : 16/32
Homegrown: 1/32



GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ1.28m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.00m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

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

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Youth |



GK Gerรณnimo Rulli | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.85m |
GK Diant Ramaj | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ4.28m |
GK Remko Pasveer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

CB Josip Sutalo | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ17.56m |
CB Ahmetcan Kaplan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ8.14m |
CB Jakov Medic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ2.57m |
CB Jorrel Hato | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

LB Borna Sosa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.85m |
RB Anton Gaaei | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ3.86m |
RB Devyne Rensch | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

M Benjamin Tahirovic | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ6.43m |
M Sivert Mannsverk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ5.14m |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Kristian Hlynsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
M Kenneth Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Branco van den Boomen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Silvano Vos | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |
M Kian Fitz-Jim | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

W Carlos Forbs | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ12.00m |
W Mika Godts | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ0.86m |

CF Brian Brobbey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.00m |
CF Chuba Akpom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ10.54m |
CF Julian Rijkhoff | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.20m |



Injury | 4 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot

Suspension | 2 |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Out On Loan | 7 |
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 Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Napoli
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn



Not Recorded

Player Positions:


GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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


Match Symbols:


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 46%โ€จ
Possession A | 54%โ€จ

Shots F | 13
Shots A | 4

Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 1

Corners F | 3
Corners A | 1

Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 8


"I think itโ€™s about mentality. We deserve to be in this position. It comes from the manager. The mentality has changed completely. When we do lose we want to bounce back straight away. "Itโ€™s a big motivation. For us, we want to put things right. The first game at Ajax was a tough game and obviously it came on the back of a tough defeat. Itโ€™s a perfect to have this game after and it and we have been saying that itโ€™s good to have lots of games quick and fast. You can bounce back when you lose. "Obviously we are in a fantastic position. Thatโ€™s credit to everyone connected to the club- the fans, the players, staff. We are disappointed from the weekend, but have a lot of games. We have a huge game tomorrow. We have to think to the next game and be positive. "Itโ€™s been great for a lot of players to experience different things. Travelling abroad has been good with the rest of the boys. We started off the European campaign with a defeat. I think we took a lot from that game in Poland. Since then we have bounced back really well. Tomorrow night will be another tough test. "Every atmosphere at Villa Park has been special. I think tomorrow is another special one. I am sure the Villa fans will be ready for it. They are massive for us at home. Playing at home is a big advantage for us. "Europe is really good and every team which qualifies are all fantastic teams. You can learn from that in itself. You play against the best in the Premier League anyway. It just adds another dimension and experience for everyone. "They have lots of strengths and they are a young team too. Our job is to stop them using their strengths. All over the park they are a strong side. We are ready, theyโ€™ll be ready and will prepare well. "It would be great. The main focus for us is to bounce back, get a good result and focus on ourselves.โ€ Matty Cash, pre-match. "This feels amazing. We scored four in Europe, at home. The atmosphere was buzzing tonight - it's a good time to be a Villa fan! We're through to the quarter-finals of the Conference League. We've had a lot of good performances this season and this was another one. We were great as a team, the individual quality was on show and we didn't give Ajax many opportunities. We were in control from the beginning of the game until the end. "I will definitely be watching it. We'll see who we play, but I'm just happy to be in it.โ€ Leon Bailey, post match. "We're happy, it was very important. We tried to connect with our supporters. After the first leg we were analysing with the players and we knew before the match we needed to play better than we did there. "The match was a bit slow in the first half. When we scored a second goal and they had a red card it was easier for us." "I'm very happy. We played very well and did what we set out to achieve. We imposed ourselves and kept the opposition under control. We played with positive energy. Obviously it was easier after the red card but I think we were playing similarly in the first half. "It's not enough. I want more. I respect all our opponents, I'm constantly looking to learn. I have had some great experiences in Europe and now I want to have them here with Aston Villa. Of course we dream of a trophy but we are just looking to whoever the next opponent is. "It's experience for us. Confidence. Trying to feel strong. We did it here with our supporters." Unai Emery, post match. "Tough game. It's hard to stand here and put it into words straight after the game. We've been beaten quite easily in the end which is disappointing. "I felt we were in the game at the end of the first half. We conceded a second goal which was poor on our behalf and then it's always tough at that point. To go 10 men it's very difficult to come back against a good side. Injuries and everything started to go wrong. "If we'd kept it at 1-0 for longer we could have hurt them but we were well beaten in the end. Villa are a good side. "I thought it [red card] was harsh but I won't make that as an excuse. It was a difficult moment for us. That's football. You have to deal with those things. "Unfortunately it wasn't our night." Ajax captain Jordan Henderson. "Great performance, a good reaction from the weekend. It stung us. A chance to get a European quarter-finals for the first time in a long time. "A good night at Villa Park and I'm delighted with some of the players on the scoresheet. A bit of a worry with Ollie Watkins and Diego Carlos - we'll see how they are. "Itโ€™s going to lift us definitely. it's been a tough few days. We didn't perform in the big game. "Tonight was a big game. A big reaction needed. We showed a reaction. "It's up there [with his best nights at Villa]. We want to achieve more. Tonight we've given the fans one to remember but we don't want to stop here. "We didn't want the journey to end tonight. Much better than the last two games for sure. "I'm proud of them, it's been a tough few days. They need to rest up for Sunday." Villa captain John McGinn. "Tonight was a brilliant night for the whole team and the fans. The atmosphere was brilliant. "We're really happy with the result. We showed good character and spirit. We made it very difficult for them tonight. "I was happy I could get the second goal, it was much needed. "I've had a lot of discussions with the manager and he always tries to give me confidence. He always lets me know when I need to step up my game. I've been working with the staff members a lot in training about how to get more time on the ball and get more space. "When I'm on the pitch I feel better in terms of my movement. "It was difficult for me when I first came because I didn't have a pre-season. I kept trying to come back and getting injured. "Since the manager came in a lot has changed for me. I feel more relaxed and have more energy. "It's really paying off. Details, that's why things have been going so great. "It's an exciting moment for everyone. We should all be proud of where we are. We've worked very hard to be where we are. Enjoy the moment and stay humble and hopefully we can move further. "It [Watkinsโ€™ injury] looked really bad when I saw it. It was an open wound. I didn't want him to come off but Jhon Duran did brilliantly. It was sad to see him come off." Leon Bailey. "We were how we needed to face them here with our supporters at Villa Park with our quality on the pitch. The second half was easier for us after the red card. We are very happy because we are motivated in this competition. "It's not enough. I want more. I respect all our opponents, I'm constantly looking to learn. I have had some great experiences in Europe and now I want to have them here with Aston Villa. Of course we dream of a trophy but we are just looking to whoever the next opponent is. "The shape more or less is to play and get players in combinations and players running in behind. Start with 4-4-2 but at the end itโ€™s how we play with the players dropping in helping in the build up, thatโ€™s the most important shape after the combination with the players. Unai Emery, post match.


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