The villa ranked seventh in the English Premier League (EPL) last season and won tickets to the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL). During the pre-season, he has played consecutive matches against Walsall (1-1 draw), Newcastle United (3-3 draw), and Fulham (2-0 win), spurring preparations for the 2023-24 season.
This time, the opponent is Brentford, a member of the same EPL. It was an important match to gauge the current level. In the villa led by Unai Emery, Ollie Watkins, Moussa Diaby, Douglas Ruiz, Matty Cash, Pau Torres, Consa and Emiliano Martinez started. In Brentford, led by Thomas Frank, Brian Mboumo, Kevin Shade, Joshua Dasilva, Matthias Jensen, Aaron Hickey, Ben Me and Mark Pleken were among the players.
Brentford laughed first. The gap widened with the first goal of Mbomo’s penalty kick (PK) in the 9th minute of the first half and the additional goal of Dasilva in the 22nd minute of the first half. Villa faced a crisis with a series of unexpected runs.
At this time, a surprising goal was scored. In the 27th minute of the first half, Consa cut off the Shade Pass and launched a counterattack. The breakthrough that began near the penalty box in his camp led to the half-line. Shade and Onuyeka clung to each other, but to no avail. Konsa entered the opponent’s penalty box and shot without delay. The strong ball was accurately inserted into the top corner and scored.
Villa, whose mood was heightened, turned the game around with a Diaby equalizer in the 32nd minute of the first half and a Cash come-from-behind goal in the 37th minute of the first half. After entering the second half, both teams made changes through replacement. Brentford balanced with Shandon Baptiste’s score in the 21st minute of the second half but failed to bring the lead back.
In the end, the game ended in a 3-3 draw. The spotlight was on Conza. It was an unbelievable score for a center back. It was a goal that reminded Son Heung-min, who won the FIFA Puskas Award for his fantastic run during the EPL round 16 against Burnley in the 2019-20 season.
Britain’s “Daily Star” said, “Consa scored a goal that reminded Son Heung-min.” Fans compared Konsa and Son Heung-min, who showed brilliant runs and finishes, and admired them, saying, “They are as great as the match against Burnley.” It’s a pre-season game, but it’ll be an unforgettable goal for Consa.