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Game #5716

Aston Villa

Thursday, 11 April 2024

Won

Quarter Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Europa Conference League

LOSC Lille

Attendance: 37,220

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

LOSC Lille

Assist(s): John McGinn | 13โ€™ | Leon Bailey | 56โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Well it wouldn't be Villa in Europe without us conceding to leave the tie in the balance. Thankfully the away goals rule was dumped in 2021.

KEY MAN

Emiliano Martรญnez, one of the very best goalkeepers to ever pull on a Villa jersey.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 11 April 2024

โšฝ | 13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+3 HT Aston Villa 1-0 LOSC Lille
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
โšฝ | 56โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John McGinn, Assist by Leon Bailey
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (LOSC Lille), Gabriel Gudmundsson
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Morgan Rogers, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐ŸŽฅ | 66โ€™ VAR disallows goal for offside (LOSC Lille)
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, รlex Moreno
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Youri Tielemans for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Tim Iroegbunam
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (LOSC Lille), Bafodรฉ Diakitรฉ
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, Emiliano Martรญnez
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+7 FT Aston Villa 2-1 LOSC Lille

ON THIS DAY

Unai Emery's 1,000th game as a manager and surely no period can illustrate his incredible quality than his first 74 with Villa. Whatever happens in the denouement of this season, Emery has taken a team on course for relegation to the top four of the Premier League and within sight of a European final for the first time in over 40 years.

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

LOSC Lille

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Ligue 1 Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Coupe de France Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
Coupe de la Ligue Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 2020-21

FIXTURE HISTORY

LOSC Lille

Previous 5 vs. Lille: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #47 |
European Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #74 |
Thursday, 11 April 2024
Attendance | 37,220 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Espen Eskรฅs | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Oslo, 2017-
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 74 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 13 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Espen Eskรฅs | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Oslo, 2017-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Jan Erik Engan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Isaak Elias Bashevkin | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
Fourth official: Rohit Saggi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
VAR: Dennis Higler | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
Assistant VAR: Pol van Boekel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

LOSC Lille

None

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: 26.28
Starting XI Average Age: 27.85
Subs Average Age: 24.46
Bench Average Age: 24.36

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.63 |
Youngest Starter: W Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.73 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.72 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.56 |

Oldest Substitute: LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.70 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.34 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Paulo Fonseca | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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LOSC Lille

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | for M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ1.28m |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ0.60m |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ196.44m
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: ยฃ73.53m
Team Cost: ยฃ269.97m
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 : 5/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ274.85m
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: 2/20

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
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 |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

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 |

SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
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
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Thigh
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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

UNAVAILABLE

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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 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

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Match Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 41%โ€จ
Possession A | 59%โ€จ

Shots F | 12
Shots A | 11

Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 7

Corners F | 7
Corners A | 3

Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

"We are having experiences and this is the most important thing. We need to be competitive and we are excited. "We want these games and the opportunity we have. We are in the quarter-finals and for us it is very important for us to focus in this way. Everything we did before was to get to this moment and enjoy it. In the Premier League we have to remain consistent like we are. โ€œIf we are speaking in a press conference about the match tomorrow and thinking about the match we will play then, no way. Itโ€™s not good for me or anybody. โ€œWe must always respect the competition and Europe is always difficult. It is good to have experiences in this competition. "Sometimes we have difficult moments like against Legia Warsaw, when we won against Zrinjski in the last minute. We played two legs against Ajax and that was a very good experience for us. "We drew there, didnโ€™t deserve more and at home we played really being consistent and with personality, seriously. We won. Lille is the same. Respect the competition and respect the opponent. "They have the same experiences in Europe and I know their chairman is very experienced and competitive. They are focusing on this competition and the quarter-final playing between us and no other matches. "They are fourth in their league. They are focusing on this and they have good players and coach, Fonseca. Most of them, I can say they are very competitive and tactically they have a very good coach. "My objective is to help and support every player. The responsibility the scorers have is not only theirs. We need other players to score goals and support them. "They need to be close and to get chances. Wingers, midfielders, centre-backs as well scoring. Set-pieces are very important to score goals. We need to share different positions of the players scoring goals. We have a great scorer with Ollie Watkins and we are very happy." Unai Emery, pre-match. "We are going game to game so we are very focused on tomorrow. We know the difficulty of the game. Europe is always difficult and we need to start well the first leg in our home with our supporters. We are really focused on tomorrow, we know it will be hard and we need a good start to go to France with an opportunity [to go through]. "We are busy and you need to recover quickly after the game. We have a really good team with players who can play in different positions and Unai is very, very experienced in this type of competition. He knows as well how to adapt every moment and every player in the games. "He has so much experience in these competitions. He knows how to prepare every game and analyse the other teams. When the game has started, we know exactly how the opponents are going to play. I think this is a really good help for us. "We have really good players and squad with enough players to play 100 per cent each game in each competition. We are working on it. This week is a hard week, a tough week but we need to go game to game and keep fighting. "For me both competitions are so, so important. After 26 years we have a quarter-final at home. We want to play all the game in front of them. It means that we will be in the semi-final. We are working on it. I think this month and a half is the most important and we need every player to be focused on it. โ€œFirst tomorrow against Lille and then we need to recover. We could recover some injured players like Lenglet or Cash. We need everybody in this month. We are waiting for them and we first want to think only about Lille, then the weekend. "They are a really good team, they are fourth in their league. They have young players and experienced players with a good manager as well. They have a good idea of football. We are waiting for them at home and we need to be strong to keep our own idea during the game. โ€œ[Jonathan David] is the most important player of Lille. He has power, he has speed. He is a really good player, but we need to keep focused in every player they have. I like the centre-back Yoro. Heโ€™s a very good young player. We need to keep working as a team and control as much as we can their players." "We know that we canโ€™t relax in any moment because the other teams they have really good players. We need to be always 100 per cent. It is part of the game, but we need to improve and improve. We are working on it. "I was injured for a month-and-a-half with my ankle. I am now feeling better and hopefully now until the end of the season I will be fit. "We have really good players and it doesn't matter who plays in each game. We have enough quality in defence to defend against different actions. We need to be focused and continue to improve. โ€œ[Unai Emery] knows better than us how to manage this. We work every day trying to play every game, but he knows how to manage it. At the end, the most important thing is the team and the result. He is the boss. I want to play always, but is normal and we always accept the decisions." "Until this moment we are doing really good. We are improving the results of the last season so now we are in the most important part of the season. These games will be very important for us for this season and the next season. "We have many players that played before in Europe, as well as Unai. He knows very good these competitions and how to approach the first and second legs. We try to help our teammates and everybody is really, really focused in these games. "For us it doesnโ€™t matter [being favourites], because for example yesterday in the Champions League both Arsenal and City played amazing games and drew. "They were fantastic games. In these competitions, in quarter-finals, any team is the favourite. You need to play and work to show how your team prepared for the game." Pau Torres, pre-match. "Difficult match, very tough match. โ€œA tight result and a tight match. We created chances, we conceded some chances. We took advantage today and we knew before the match it was going to be difficult. "Now again we have to be ready there to play 90 minutes and even extra-time and penalty shootout even because we know now every match that we are playing is difficult. "It's a good result because we won today. We know it is going to be difficult there but we have to try to get again our position on the pitch, understanding how we play today." Unai Emery, post match "It was quite up and down, and the stadium felt quite flat at the end. It's important to recognise it's a victory against a very good team.ย Lille played really well tonight and I think they showed us how tough it's going to be next week. But we're in the quarter-finals and while we'd have preferred it to be 2-0, a win's a win. "Lille had a lot of the ball in the first half, they controlled much of the game. We had to respect that, drop off a bit. We got a better shape and got up the pitch a bit. We work a lot on set pieces and thankfully one came off tonight. "The manager was very frustrated about what happened at the weekend, letting Brentford back into the game. They're a very good side but we allowed them back in, we relaxed a bit and that's just not acceptable when you're chasing what we're chasing. We've got a lot of improving to do. "It'll be an exciting match. We want to play in games against the best. They'll have a party atmosphere in the stadium and it's a great one; one I've played in before. We know we can get a win and earn a place in the semi-finals." John McGinn, post match. "Going into each game I feel confident. I have a belief that I'm going to score and the team are going to play well. We have a game plan and we stick to it no matter what. It was important that we won the game and then go into the second leg a goal up. It feels like a lot of hard work has been put in. "Little bit disappointing to have conceded at the end, gives them [Lille] a little bit of belief going into the second leg. We could have been a bit more clinical in the final third. We've had a lot of opportunities and 2-1 is a bit disappointing, I think it should have been three or four. "It's nice to hear your name being sung by the fans. I just try to repay them by scoring goals but when I'm not doing that I'm always working hard. That's the number one thing when I go on the pitch to make sure nobody can question my mentality and my work rate and then the goals will come so just enjoy." Ollie Watkins, post match.

MATCH REPORT