Vitesse Arnhem 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 2nd Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, October 24th, 1990, 7:30 PM at Monnikenhuizen
Attendance: 8,331
Referee: Mircea Salomir (Romania)
Vitesse Arnhem Dundee Utd

Rene Eijer (29) None.

Team Managers
Bert Jacobs Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Raimond van der Gouw
Edward Sturing
Frans Thijssen
Theo Bos
Arjan Vermeulen
Martin Laamers
John van der Brom
Rene Eijer
Bart Latuheru
Hans van Arum
Roberto Straal
Alan Main
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Hamish French
Darren Jackson

Ton van Bramen
Hans Visser
Huub Loeffen
Rick Hilgers
Remco Bus
Billy Thomson
Mixu Paatelainen
John O'Neil
Michael O'Neill
Paddy Connolly

Huub Loeffen for Edward Sturing (51)
Rick Hilgers for Hans van Arum (76)
Mixu Paatelainen for Darren Jackson (64)

None. Brian Welsh (46)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 52 apps -
Brian Welsh 24 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 456 apps14 goals
Alex Cleland 46 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 799 apps36 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 57 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 174 apps5 goals
Jim McInally 197 apps10 goals
Billy McKinlay 94 apps3 goals
Hamish French 69 apps10 goals
Darren Jackson 48 apps15 goals
Mixu Paatelainen (sub) 125 apps37 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (19 years 323 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (34 years 142 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 166 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John O'Neil (19 years 115 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (34 years 142 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 305 days
Domestic Players:13 (81.25 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A last minute change of heart meant that Darren Jackson was reinstated to the side after manager Jim McLean had decided to leave him out. As a result the starting eleven was the same as had faced Celtic the previous Saturday. Conditions were ideal for football with not a breath of wind and the pitch was in fine shape. We made a good opening too as we got the feel of the ball, and for twenty minutes were untroubled by the Dutch in attack. Indeed when their first effort on goal did come Laamers shot was easily gathered by Alan Main. Unfortunately, Vitesse took the lead with what was their first serious attack. A quick free kick released Sturing down the right and he beat Brian Welsh before crossing for Rene Eijer to turn the ball over the line. It also gave the Dutchman the honour of being the first player to score a European goal on Vitesse's home ground. Within a minute we might well have equalised when Darren Jackson at the far post headed a cross back into the middle,but Brian Welsh headed narrowly past the near post. A fine cross by Billy McKinlay found Darren Jackson, but he couldn't keep his header down. Right on the stroke of half-time Eijer flashed a shot past the far post.

Arnhem appealed for a penalty in the 51st minute when across from Latuheru struck Freddy Van Der Hoorn, but the referee waved away their claims. Midway through the second half Billy McKinlay picked up a stray pass forged forward, but Van Der Goun held his shot diving to his right. The action increased in the last ten minutes. First, Alex Cleland drove the ball across the face of Vitesse's goal, but somehow the ball sneaked past the far post with no United player managing to apply the final touch. A minute later Alan Main made a tremendous save to tip the ball round the post. From the corner Straal headed just wide. In the closing minutes Vitesse were awarded a free-kick right in front of goal and although the ball went through the wall, but straight to Alan Main. Now it is a question of whether we can pull back the single goal advantage the Dutch have.

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