Brøndby IF 2 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 15th, 1993, 7:30 PM at Brøndby Stadion
Attendance: 5,756
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Brøndby IF Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Kim Vilfort (20)
Jesper Kristensen (46)
None.

Team Managers
Ebbe Skovdahl Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Mogens Krogh
Ole Bjur
Uche Okechukwu
Jes Høgh
Jens Risager
Marc Rieper
John Jensen
Jesper Kristensen
Mark Strudel
Thomas Thorgessen
Kim Vilfort
Alan Main
Gary Bollan
Brian Welsh
Mark Perry
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Tommy Schram
Peter Madsen
Ole Puggaard
Dan Eggen
Bo Hansen
Guido van de Kamp
Dave Narey
Grant Johnson
Paddy Connolly
Craig Brewster

Substitutions
Peter Madsen for Ole Bjur (64) Grant Johnson for Billy McKinlay (46)
Paddy Connolly for Scott Crabbe (77)

Bookings
Kim Vilfort (57)
John Jensen (66)
Grant Johnson (54)
Brian Welsh (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 163 apps -
Gary Bollan 41 apps4 goals
Brian Welsh 72 apps5 goals
Mark Perry 22 apps1 goal
Christian Dailly 59 apps13 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 178 apps5 goals
Andy McLaren 31 apps2 goals
Billy McKinlay 198 apps12 goals
John Clark 318 apps36 goals
Dave Bowman 272 apps9 goals
Scott Crabbe 34 apps4 goals
Grant Johnson (sub) 33 apps4 goals
Paddy Connolly (sub) 99 apps30 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 332 days)
Oldest Player:Freddy van der Hoorn (29 years 346 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 256 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 332 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 104 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 231 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This was not a happy return to the European scene as Brondby proceeded to play much better than when previously watched and this combined with a poor United performance and a waterlogged pitch leaves the Tangerines with something of an uphill struggle for the second leg.

The game in fact almost didn't survive the torrential rain which had fallen in Copenhagen over the preceding five days, but it left the pitch at best sodden and in places under water. Not that the conditions could be blamed for the opening goal.

The Danes first corner wasn't cleanly gathered by Alan Main and Okechukwu, their Nigerian defender, capitalised, but his effort was cleared off the line by skipper Dave Bowman. Unfortunately the ball fell to Kim Vilfort and their captain shot home strongly through a ruck of players.

Clearly boosted by that goal, Alan Main was then forced to tip over an attempted chip from 25 yards by Risager. United's only attack of the first half came almost on the interval when Christian Dailly broke clear on the left and Krogh only just managed to punch clear from the on rushing Andy McLaren.

Thirty seconds into the second period came a cruel blow. The conditions played their part in allowing Strudel to work the ball into Kristensen's path and he steered a left foot shot into the far corner. United's best move of the game came on the hour mark and ended with Scott Crabbe heading an Andy McLaren cross inches wide.

A goal then could well have turned the tie, but it was Brondby who threatened most in the closing stages. Okechukwu headed over when it seemed easier to score; Alan Main had to run back to turn a 50 yard lob from Kristensen and Strudel blasted a shot past the near post after the conditions were again instrumental in setting up a scoring chance for the Danes whose two goal lead at the end of ninety minutes could have been even greater.

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