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Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Bosnich heroics save the day 1993-94

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In the inaugural Premier League season, Ron Atkinson led Villa to a second-place finish. Nowadays, such a position would guarantee football in Europe’s finest competition,...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Dr Joe’s European Adventure 1990/91

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Villa Park welcomed back European football for the first time in seven years as Villa faced Banik Ostrava (Czech Republic) in the first round...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Journeying to the heart of communism...

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As we continue our Escapades on the Continent - Villa in Europe feature, the next step of our journey takes us to an away...

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: ‘The standard of Cambridge United’ 1982-83

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A packed-out Villa Park was what the class of 82’ were dreaming of. It was the first match of Villa’s European cup defence and the...

UEFA Super Cup -1982/83 Season

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Seven months on from lifting the European Cup, Villa faced FC Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup - a two-legged final, pairing the winners...
That goal!

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: Oh, it must be! And it...

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Two days before the biggest match of their lives, Aston Villa flew to the Netherlands. Preparations were reaching their final stages, before the European...

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: Semi Final 1981/82 Season

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Several of those in Villa’s European conquering squad have since recalled how they felt better after winning the semi-final than the main event in...

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: First round – Quarter Finals 1981/82...

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In their previous European football experiences, Villa had been knocked out in the first round of the UEFA Cup in 1975, and narrowly beaten...
Johan Cruyff at Villa Park

Escapades on the continent – Villa in Europe: Bombarded with fruit in Turkey, and...

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Two years on from the first-round departure in their debut European term, Villa battled the odds to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup,...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe – Harsh lessons learned as fans...

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This article is the first in a new series, ‘Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe’ on the avillafan.com website. Each article in...