Standard Liege 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Tuesday, September 12th, 1978, 7:30 PM at Jules Otten
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Jaromir Fausek (Czechoslovakia)
Standard Liege Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Matthieu Denier (39) None.

Team Managers
Robert Waseige Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Michel Preud'homme
Yves Marechal
Eric Gerets
Theo Poel
Gerard Plessers
Helmut Graf
Christian Labarbe
Asgeir Sigurvinsson
Matthieu Denier
Willy Wellens
Philippe Garot
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Bobby Robinson
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne

Bench
Jean-Paul Crucifix
Guy Vandersmissan
Pierre Frenay
LuÝs Norton de Matos
Erhan Ínal
Andy Graham
Derek Stark
Davie Dodds
Derek Frye

Substitutions
Erhan Ínal for Yves Marechal (80) Derek Frye for Graeme Payne (16)
Davie Dodds for Paul Sturrock (46)

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 333 apps3 goals
Walter Smith 170 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 279 apps7 goals
Dave Narey 199 apps14 goals
Paul Hegarty 164 apps35 goals
John Holt 61 apps4 goals
Billy Kirkwood 49 apps12 goals
Derek Addison 65 apps8 goals
Bobby Robinson 30 apps1 goal
Paul Sturrock 138 apps37 goals
Graeme Payne 172 apps8 goals
Davie Dodds (sub) 17 apps4 goals
Derek Frye (sub) 7 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Billy Kirkwood (20 years 16 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (30 years 242 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 351 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (19 years 302 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (30 years 242 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 335 days
Domestic Players:15 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Standard Liege were, in fact, our first opponents from Belgium in 1978. It was the U.E.F.A. Cup tie and the first leg should have been staged in Liege. However, crowd trouble in the previous season had resulted in U.E.F.A. ordering Standard to play at least away, so the tie was switched to Ghent, home of La Gantoise.

United suffered an early blow when Graham Payne was injured and had to be substituted after only 16 minutes. The Liege bugles were in full blast in the 39th minute when Standard went ahead. Graf began the move and his shot was parried by Hamtsh McAlpine but Mathieu Denicr followed up to net the game's only goal. To crown an unhappy first half, Paul Sturrock was stretchered off seconds from the interval following a brutal tackle by Theo Poel who was booked.



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