Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Aston Villa are all-but sure of constructing the Europa Convention League group phases after profitable their first-leg play-off 5-0 away in Hibernian.

Ollie Watkins was in ruthless kind, netting a hat-trick after bagging two earlier than the break and finishing the treble on 48 minutes which was finally awarded by VAR after an on-field offside name was overturned.

Leon Bailey headed residence, too, and Douglas Luiz capped a one-sided conflict from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

The return leg of the Europa Convention League play-off takes place at Villa Park on Thursday August 31 at 8pm.

Extra to observe…

Europa Convention League season 2023/24

The 32 groups within the group stage of the Europa Convention League shall be confirmed after the second legs of the play-off spherical fixtures on August 31.

What’s subsequent?

Aston Villa return to Premier League motion on Sunday at Burnley; kick-off 2pm.

Hibs’ subsequent Scottish Premiership match is at the moment scheduled for August 26, at residence to Livingston; kick off 3pm.

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