Europavision: Will Aston Villa Get Serious on Pivotal European Night? (They Did!)
The big question ahead of Aston Villa’s game away at AK Alkmaar was how seriously Unai Emery would take the game, in terms of his line-up. The Villa boss continued to rest Pau Torres in the European group stage, but it was a real chance for Diego Carlos to bed in and finally demonstrate to supporters what he’s all about.
In the end, with Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans shining in particular it was a comfortable night’s work in Holland, as Villa took pole position in the group with an emphatic win. It’s a result that should certainly go a long way in terms of deciding their Europa Conference League destiny.
With things going well for Emery’s men in the Premier League, Villa’s squad will hopefully see the likes of Alex Moreno and Jacob Ramsey reinforce it, to help with the remaining European group games as the tough festive period rears its head.
The below Europavision episode setting the scene for the group was recorded before the game, but a new Europavision will be with you soon enough.
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