Nicklas Helenius bagged his second goal of pre-season as he headed home in the 1-1 draw with VfL Bochum.
Helenius met Leandro Bacuna's ball into the box beautifully as Villa turned on the style after the break.
Marc Albrighton and Gary Gardner were also influential going-forward while Nathan Baker and Ron Vlaar defended resolutely.
Unfortunately Paul Lambert's men conceded late on but it won't have deterred from a trip to Germany that ticked every box.
Villa trained hard and played some tough opposition as the troops geared up for the 2013-14 season.
Neville Williams, club photographer, was at the Bochum game and took a host of impressive snaps.
Check out our exclusive picture gallery from Bochum.