VIDEO: Aston Villa flop scores winner in Europa League for loan club

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Nicklas Helenius scored for AaB Aalborg in the Europa League last night.

Last summer Aston Villa snapped up talented Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius for a fee in the region of £1.2 million from Danish outfit AaB Aalborg.

The 6 ft 5 ins tall striker was certainly built for the Premier League, but it is fair to say it never really took of for the 23-year-old.

He played just six times for the club last season, scoring one goal against Sheffield United in an FA Cup tie back in January.

He was indeed more famous for an incident when Jan Vertonghen decided to pull his pants down, literally.

The Danish international never followed up his 36 goals in 98 games for AaB and returned to the club this summer.

Today the Danish Superliga side got back on track in the Europa League - after losing 6-0 to Steaua Bucharest in their first game.

They defeated Rio Ave 1-0 at home, and Helenius proved to be the hero.

He rose up highest to nod home a header beyond the keeper and earn AaB's first points of the Europa League this season.

It was Helenius' fourth goal of the season as he looks to prove to Villa that he does have what it takes to play in the Premier League.

Time will tell in that respect, but for now, he can carry on helping AaB in the Europa League.

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