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Playing at Wembley a huge achievement: Egypt's Trezeguet after firing Villa to League Cup final

Trezeguet scored the winner for Aston Villa in the 91st minute against Leicester City in the semifinal of the League Cup

Mahmoud Sheleib, Wednesday 29 Jan 2020
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Aston Villa's Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' (Photo: Trezeguet official Twitter account)
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After sending his team to the final of the League Cup on Tuesday, Egypt’s Trezeguet said that playing at Wembley Stadium in his first year with Aston Villa will be a huge achievement.

Trezeguet scored the winner for Villa in the 91st minute against Leicester City in the semifinal of the League Cup, which ended 2-1. The goal came from a cross from his Egyptian teammate Ahmed Elmohamady, which Trezeguet turned into the Foxes' nets, to secure their seat in the final at the prestigious stadium.

"I live a wonderful feeling. Reaching the final is big history for us," the 25-year-old winger told beIN Sports after the game.

"The goal came from a play I trained on with Elmohamady, and on the pitch I requested him to pass me the ball in the same way," he added.

Both Egyptians participated in the game as substitutes, with Trezeguet entering the game in the 77th minute, while the 32-year-old full back joined the game in the 84th minute. It took them only seven minutes to turn the game upside down and score the astonishing goal which the team's gaffer Dean Smith called “a goal made in Egypt."

Aston Villa tied with Leicester City in the first leg of the semifinal 1-1, and won the second leg match 2-1, to wait the winner from today's second leg match between Manchester City and Manchester United. The first leg match ended 3-1 for the Citizens.

The former Pharaohs skipper Elmohammady, who played six times in Wembley Stadium, praised his teammate Trezeguet. “Appearing in Wembley is a historic moment. I congratulate him for playing there in his first season with the team."

"We have qualified after beating one of the top three teams in England. But we now have to focus on the Premier League where we are in a tough situation," Elmohamady told beIN Sports.

Villa are now in 16th place with 25 points, just two places away from the relegation zone.

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