Europavision: Aston Villa Face Defining Ajax Test

Aston Villa Face Defining Ajax Test in Second Leg

Following the recent 4-0 loss at Villa Park to Spurs, Aston Villa’s Europa Conference League second leg has something of a sliding doors aura about it. Getting knocked out of the tournament now, after being favourites for it from the start, and with their top four position in the Premier League now under serious threat, their season is in danger of falling off a cliff’s edge.

With captain John McGinn missing for the next three Premier League games, Villa will need every confidence boost they can find to keep spirits up for the fight ahead.

After a tight 0-0 in the first leg Amsterdam, that preceded the nightmare against Spurs at Villa Park, it sets up a night where Ajax will feel they are far from out of the tie. Whether or not Villa make the Europa Conference League quarter-finals, may have a huge psychological impact on the rest of their season, so it could be a key match for Unai Emery and his players in fulfilling their ambitions for the season.

On the latest My Old Man Said podcast Europavision episode, we look ahead to the match, as well as evaluating the Europa Conference League last sixteen results so far.


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