Aston Villa 3 Atlante 1

Aston Villa were finally able to find the quality required to earn themselves a Peace Cup semi-final match against Portuguese champions, Porto, on Friday. It didn’t come without any drama though.

If Villa’s opening Peace Cup game against Malaga was disappointing in both performance and result, this one made up for it. Eventually.

Emile Heskey had recovered from his bang on the head, so apart from Guzan getting a start in goal, there were no major surprises in

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Villa vs Atlante – Preview

Atlante are a Mexican Primera División team who now play in Cancún after relocating from Mexico City a couple of years ago. They’re a late addition to the Peace Cup tournament, replacing Celtic, and it’s actually quite odd that they were able to attend; Mexico’s Primera División kicked off on July 24th.

The Mexican league operates a two championship per season “Apertura” & “Clausura” system popular in Latin America. Atlante finished 14th in the last Causura, but 3rd in

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