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Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe

Darrius Vassell

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Emergence of the super-sub 1998/99

Aston Villa began their 1998/99 UEFA Cup campaign by welcoming Norwegian side Stromsgodset to Villa Park. First Round, First Leg Aston Villa 3-2 Stromsgodset 15th September 1998,...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Familiar Failings 2009 and 2010

In the final release of this look-back series, I've collated two-season's together. In both the 2009/10 and 2010/11 campaigns, Villa lost to the same opposition,...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: Away goals agony 1997/98

In the first round of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup campaign, Villa were paired with Girondins De Bordeaux. First Round, First Leg Bordeaux 0-0 Aston Villa 16th September...

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

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: Milan heartbreak conquered 1994-95

After league cup triumph in 1994, Villa were destined for a UEFA Cup campaign the following season. Many supporters feared the European trophy drive...

Escapades on the Continent – Villa in Europe: O’Neill’s Russian Roulette 2008/09

Aston Villa competed in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup after successfully navigating the newly introduced qualifying stages. Odense Boldklub (Denmark), Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (Iceland), and PFC Litex...

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

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: First round – Quarter Finals 1981/82...

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

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

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...
Johan Cruyff at Villa Park

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

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,...