Śląsk Wrocław 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 17th, 1980, 4:00 PM at Stadion Oporowska
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Svein-Inge Thime (Norway)
Śląsk Wrocław Dundee Utd

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Team Managers
Orest Lenczyk Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Zdzislaw Kostrzewa
Ryszard Sobiesiak
Henryk Kowalczyk
Zygmunt Garlowski
Jerzy Matys
Roman Faber
Roman Wojcicki
Miroslaw Pekala
Tadeusz Pawlowski
Janusz Szarek
Jacek Nocko
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Miroslaw Sieja
Marek Szeptunowski
John Gardiner
Ralph Milne
Joe Ward
Willie Pettigrew

Marek Szeptunowski for Roman Wojcicki (67)
Miroslaw Sieja for Roman Faber (80)

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Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 420 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 294 apps21 goals
Paul Hegarty 249 apps43 goals
Derek Stark 93 apps2 goals
Walter Smith 181 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 345 apps13 goals
Eamonn Bannon 42 apps7 goals
Billy Kirkwood 135 apps28 goals
Graeme Payne 240 apps16 goals
Davie Dodds 82 apps23 goals
Paul Sturrock 230 apps59 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 308 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 248 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 302 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (19 years 132 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 248 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 92 days
Domestic Players:15 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


After a 14 hour marathon trip to Wroclaw, the United camp was then hit by a flu virus during their first training session ahead of this game. With Derek Addison also pulling a muscle in that same training session, and Iain Phillip already out with a toe infection, Jim McLean recalled 32 year-old player/coach Walter Smith to the starting line-up for the first time in over a year. Dave Narey recovered from his hip injury in time to play. Willie Pettigrew remained on the bench due to the virus, with youngster Davie Dodds keeping his place in the starting eleven.

The Poles started strongly, and Pawlowski shot into the net from 12 yards, but he was ruled offside. The visitors quickly recovered, and only a desperate goal-line clearance by Matys stopped Paul Sturrock scoring after five minutes. Seconds later, Slask went close when Szarek shot over from the edge of the area. In the 13th minute Frank Kopel sent in a cross from the left, and Davie Dodds rose unchallenged to head brilliantly home from 18 yards out, but United's celebrations were cut short when the referee disallowed the goal for a mystery infringement. Twelve minutes later, and Dodds had the ball in the net again, chipping home after chasing a Narey through ball, but again the referee thwarted the striker with an offside decision. The Poles nearly scored before the break, when Nocko latched on to a Heagrty pass back, but McAlpine made a daring stop.

In the second half United continued to dominate and within five minutes they had two penalty claims turned down. First Dodds was bundled over after a Narey pass had left him a chance, and then Bannon was clearly fouled by defender Garlowski, but on both occasions United's claims were in vain. United's professional and controlled performance provides them with the perfect base from which to launch a home leg victory in two weeks time.

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