Here are some photos I took of Christian Benteke on the 4th of August 2013 when Aston Villa travelled to Dublin to face Shamrock Rovers in a pre season friendly.
Today at 5:30pm, in what may be his final game in the famous claret and blue shirt, he still remains our best chance if we are to cause an upset against the defending champions Arsenal in the final of the 2015 FA Cup.
Benteke scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Championship strugglers Blackpool in the first round back in January but had to wait until the semi final before he found the net again in the FA Cup, this time equalising against Liverpool before Fabian Delph struck the winner in the second half. I certainly wouldn’t bet against the big Belgian finding the net again today. Arsenal beware!!
|Benteke stoops low to head in Villa’s 2nd v Shamrock Rovers|
Photos by Robert Cox