Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Juventus

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup - 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, March 8th, 1967, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 27,245
Referee: Pieter Roomer (Netherlands)
Dundee Utd  Juventus

Finn Døssing (80)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Heriberto Herrera

Starting Eleven
Sandy Davie
Doug Smith
Tommy Millar
Tommy Neilson
Jimmy Briggs
Örjan Persson
Lennart Wing
Dennis Gillespie
Finn Døssing
Finn Seemann
Billy Hainey
Roberto Anzolin
Adolfo Gori
Gianfranco Leoncini
Giancarlo Bercellino I
Ernesto Castano
Sandro Salvadore
Elio Rinero
Giovanni Sacco
Virginio De Paoli
Sidney Cunha Cinesinho
Giampaolo Menichelli


None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Sandy Davie (GK) 130 apps -
Doug Smith 278 apps1 goal
Tommy Millar 229 apps10 goals
Tommy Neilson 295 apps11 goals
Jimmy Briggs 358 apps31 goals
Örjan Persson 92 apps16 goals
Lennart Wing 78 apps9 goals
Dennis Gillespie 319 apps105 goals
Finn Døssing 98 apps71 goals
Finn Seemann 39 apps11 goals
Billy Hainey 41 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Sandy Davie (21 years 276 days)
Oldest Player:Tommy Neilson (32 years 308 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 342 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Sandy Davie (21 years 276 days)
Oldest Player:Tommy Neilson (32 years 308 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 342 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United's Danish striker Finn Dossing, the Club's top scorer for the previous two seasons, was finally passed fit to play after missing the first three Fairs Cup matches, and was ready to make his European debut as he replaced the injured Ian Mitchell.

Another full house at Tannadice willed United on to grab that vital early goal that they needed if there was to be any chance of a recovery. The match opened with chances at either end but nothing clear cut until the 12th minute, when Seemann tested the Juventus keeper with a glorious free-kick. Seemann and Tommy Millar both went close went close as the first half wore on, but the Italians were not at Tannadice to attack, and used every opportunity to waste time and play act, with the referee not taking any nonsense, even getting to the point of lifting one of the Juventus players off the pitch to let play continue.

United were denied a penalty in the opening minutes of the second half, when Persson broke into the box and was pushed and pulled as he tried to line up a shot. After Tommy Millar fired a 20 yard shot just inches over the bar, United began to realise that the come back was not meant to be, with the Juventus players doing their best to see the game out. A lighter moment saw the Italian defender Gori approach the touchline to request a new pair of shorts, after he had lost his original pair in a tussle with Lennart Wing.

With just 8 minutes left, United finally made the breakthrough, when Finn Døssing bundled the ball over the line as he and Persson went for the ball as it bobbled about the penalty area. Although United went out of the competition, they had at least beaten the Italian giants over 90 minutes at Tannadice - one of only 6 occasions that Juventus would suffer defeat throughout all competitions during the 1966/67 season as they went on to win the Serie A.


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