Premier League star crashes ₦113 million car hours before playing in Europa Conference League quarterfinal

Premier League star John Duran involved in a car crash | Daily Mail

Premier League star crashes ₦113 million car hours before playing in Europa Conference League quarterfinal

Ayoola Kelechi 13:00 - 12.04.2024

The Colombian star went on to play in the Europa League on Thursday, despite being involved in an accident just hours before

Aston Villa forward Jhon Duran found himself in a precarious situation just hours before his club's Europa Conference League tie with Lille, as he was involved in a car crash in his luxury SUV.

The 20-year-old Colombian forward was photographed at the scene of the accident, standing next to his £73,000 BMW X6 in Birmingham. Despite the extensive damage to the front of his vehicle, Duran emerged unscathed from the collision, which occurred on Holloway Head B4127.

Duran plays in Europa League quarterfinal after accident

Authorities swiftly responded to the incident, with West Midlands Police confirming that no injuries were reported. An eyewitness recounted Duran's responsible conduct at the scene, noting that he ensured everyone involved was okay before remaining at the site of the accident.

Remarkably, Duran managed to overcome the ordeal and feature in Aston Villa's Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg against Lille later that evening. Although initially named on the bench by Villa boss Unai Emery, Duran was brought on for the final eight minutes of the match.

Match Highlights

Aston Villa secured a 2-1 victory over Lille, with goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn providing the crucial advantage. However, Lille managed to pull a goal back in the 84th minute, setting the stage for an intriguing second-leg encounter.

Despite the dramatic events preceding the match, Duran's resilience and commitment to his team's cause exemplified his professionalism and determination. As Villa looks ahead to the second-leg clash with Lille, Duran's contribution on and off the pitch serves as a testament to his character and dedication to the sport.

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