Emiliano Martinez Penalty Heroics Take Aston Villa To Conference League Semi-Finals

Apr 19, 2024

Emiliano Martinez showcased his brilliance in a tension-filled penalty shootout against Lille to secure Aston Villa's spot in the Conference League semi-finals.

Drama in the Penalty Shootout

Matty Cash's last-minute goal brought Aston Villa level, forcing the match into extra time and ultimately leading to the penalty shootout.

Late Matty Cash Heroics

Emiliano Martinez's incredible saves in the penalty shootout proved crucial in Villa's victory, displaying his expertise between the goalposts.

Martinez, the Goalkeeper Extraordinaire

Unai Emery hailed Martinez's leadership qualities and brilliant mentality, acknowledging his crucial role in the team's success.

Unai Emery's Praise for Martinez

Despite facing hostile crowds, Emiliano Martinez saved two penalty shots, showcasing his composure and resilience in high-pressure situations.

Argentinian Keeper's Heroic Performance

Down 2-1 in the tie, Aston Villa fought back with a late equalizer to secure their place in the Conference League semi-finals.

Aston Villa's Determined Comeback

Last season's runners-up, Fiorentina, booked their spot in the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen.

Fiorentina's Return to the Semi-Finals

Club Brugge sailed through to the semi-finals with a convincing 2-0 win against their Greek opponents, securing a 3-0 aggregate victory.

Club Brugge's Dominant Display