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New Aston Villa UCL chant hits the terraces at Selhurst Park

A new Aston Villa UCL chant could be heard ringing around Selhurst Park on Sunday, May 19, as fans celebrated the club securing qualification to the Champions League in the days prior.

Unai Emery's side may have lost the match 5-0, but in all honesty, not a single Villa supporter seemed to care, and who can blame them?

‘Is this the way to Barcelona?' – New Aston Villa UCL chant

New Aston Villa UCL chant
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With Champions League qualification already secured, travelling supporters arrived in South London in a party-like mood and to be honest, did not care about the result of their final day clash against the in-form Crystal Palace.

Among others, a new Aston Villa UCL chant could be heard echoing from the away section at Selhurst Park throughout the game, reminding us all of the incredible success the Villains have achieved this season.

Naming several high-profile clubs across the continent, the catchy tune went as follows: “Is this the way to Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Lazio and Roma? Villa boys are taking over, Champions League awaits for me.” Chants of Villa then proceed before a final “Champions League awaits for me” is bellowed.

Prepare yourselves Europe, this chant will be coming to a stadium near you very soon.

Unai Emery praises fans

Following the full-time whistle, Villa boss Emery was asked to give his thoughts on the campaign, to which he said: “Thank you to our supporters because even today they were with us.

“We achieved our objective on Tuesday and we did everything we could with our supporters in Villa Park on Monday. They were travelling here today to be with us, supporting us.

“We are disappointed with the result, but we have to accept it. We have to be happy and share with our supporters the whole season, not just today.

“Every match is very important and today we lost but we’d achieved our target. We have to accept it and keep going forward.”

The Villa supporters have been one of the side's biggest assets this season as Emery has stated many times, and they will be even more important if they are to enjoy an impressive 2024/25 Champions League campaign.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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