FC Bayern Munchen have been knocked out of the Europa League by Bayern boss David Beckham
's old club Aston Villa, with the Villans outclassing Die Bayern 2-1 to win the round on aggregate 3-2.
and Hayato Mochizuki
struck for Aston Villa, cancelling out Gaston Ramirez
's 9th minute opener.
Man of the match Mattheus
set up both goals for his team and despite the brilliance of Jerome Boateng
and Siyanda Xulu
in the Bayern defense, they were unable to keep up with the dazzling Mattheus.
"It's great to win here and progress to the next round but I'm gutted for David," said Villa captain Ciaran Clark
after the match. Now considered as one of the best players in the history of Aston Villa after leading his team to a treble win last season, Clark was given an opportunity as first-choice defender in 2012 immediately after Beckham's arrival. "He was a great guy and to lose it against us must be devastating.
"I have been following Bayern and David and they have been playing some great football. It is a shame for them to lose out now.
"But what matters is we have won this and we will progress to the next round. I know David will want us to win it again after we've won this match."
Beckham echoed his former captain's words in his post-match press conference.
"It's disappointing to lose now because that's another trophy ruled out for the season. I always want to win trophies. But now Aston Villa have won this match, I hope they can go on to win the Europa League."