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Aston Villa Dismantle Hibs in Europa Conference League

Aston Villa Dominate Hibernian 3-0 to Secure Their Spot in Europa Conference League

Villa’s Resounding Victory at Villa Park

Aston Villa, in an electrifying match, showcased their prowess by sweeping past Hibernian. This illustrious win, a robust 3-0, ensured they etched their name on the ticket to the Europa Conference League group stage.

“The 5-0 aggregate lead from the first leg was a mere hint of what was to come,” some might say. And right they would be, as Villa Park lit up with goals from Jhon Duran, Leon Bailey, and Matty Cash. Hibernian, reeling from the recent managerial shuffle after Lee Johnson’s exit, struggled to find a chink in Villa’s defensive armour.

Game Highlights: A Night to Remember

From the onset, Villa was in command. Jhon Duran’s early strike in the 12th minute set the stage for the masterclass that followed. “Bailey’s fierce close-range finish was the stuff of legends,” one could argue, while Cash capitalised on David Marshall’s blunder from a Bailey free-kick, doubling the lead for the home team.

Villa’s group-stage rivals will be unmasked in the eagerly anticipated draw on Friday, 13.30 BST.

Aston Villa: Rising from the Ashes

Emerging stronger from their initial stumble against Newcastle United with a 5-1 scoreline on Premier League’s opening day, Villa has been on a tear. Recent conquests over the likes of Everton and Burnley, and the striking 8-0 aggregate triumph over Hibernian are a testament to their rising form.

“The lad’s got potential!” This might be the collective sentiment regarding 17-year-old debutant Omari Kellyman. He dazzled with an assist and nearly engraved his name on the scoresheet later in the game. Emery’s choices showcased the squad’s depth as he rotated six fresh faces post their victory against Everton. Among them, the likes of goalscorer Cash, Diego Carlos, John McGinn, and Ollie Watkins wreaked havoc in the second half.

Hibernian, dwarfed by Villa’s might, managed only a single shot on target, emphasising Villa’s dominating display.

What’s Next for Villa?

All eyes are now on Emery as Villa preps for their upcoming league duel against Liverpool this Sunday. Following a brief respite due to the international break, they gear up for the Conference League face-off set for 21 September.

Match Stats: Aston Villa vs. Hibernian

  • Possession: 61% – 39%
  • Shots: 16 – 3
  • Shots on Target: 9 – 1
  • Corners: 2 – 0
  • Fouls: 12 – 12
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