Aston Villa wait on fitness of Emiliano Martínez for Olympiakos second leg

Aston Villa wait on fitness of Emiliano Martínez for Olympiakos second leg

Goalkeeper returned to training this week after thigh problemUnai Emery: ‘If he is available 100%, he is going to play’

Unai Emery has said he will make a last-minute call on whether Emiliano Martínez will face Olympiakos as they attempt to overturn a first-leg defeat to reach the Europa Conference League final. Martínez, who returned to training this week after a thigh problem, has travelled to Athens but Emery confirmed he will speak to the club doctor before making a final decision on the morning of the game. Robin Olsen will again deputise if Martínez is not deemed fit enough to start.

Martínez was withdrawn at half‑time against Chelsea last month but the goalkeeper, whose penalty-shootout heroics in Lille helped Villa into the semi-finals, could make a timely comeback in Greece.

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