AS Monaco 2 - 5 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 16th, 1981, 7:30 PM at Stade Louis II
Attendance: 7,609
Referee: Jose Luis Garcia Carrion (Spain)
AS Monaco Dundee Utd

Ralf Edström (62)
Bruno Bellone (89)
Billy Kirkwood (15)
Davie Dodds (20)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (67)
Davie Dodds (70)
Eamonn Bannon (83)

Team Managers
Gérard Banide Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jean-Luc Ettori
Manuel Amoros
Abdallah Liegeon
Rolland Courbis
Alfred Vitalis
Umberto Barberis
Didier Christophe
Ralf Edström
Bruno Bellone
Eric Pecout
Alain Couriol
Hamish McAlpine
Frank Kopel
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
John Holt
Iain Phillip
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Andre Amitrano
Thierry Ninot
Jacques Perais
Dominique Bijotat
Jean-Marc Valadier
Andy Graham
Richard Gough
Derek Addison
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne

Jacques Perais for Abdallah Liegeon (46) Richard Gough for Iain Phillip (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 478 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 399 apps13 goals
Paul Hegarty 300 apps49 goals
Dave Narey 349 apps22 goals
John Holt 156 apps14 goals
Iain Phillip 107 apps1 goal
Eamonn Bannon 97 apps26 goals
Ralph Milne 61 apps14 goals
Billy Kirkwood 177 apps42 goals
Paul Sturrock 287 apps84 goals
Davie Dodds 127 apps49 goals
Richard Gough (sub) 10 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (20 years 131 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (33 years 247 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 355 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (19 years 169 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (33 years 247 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 222 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Paul Hegarty made his 300th competitive appearance for the Club.

United put in a royal performance to record one of the greatest European victories to date. Prince Rainier was in attendance to witness a polished and mature United performance which, barring a ridiculous goal swing in the 2nd leg at Tannadice, should see them advance to the second round. Manager Jim McLean stuck with the same line-up that knocked five goals past Dundee at the weekend.

After just 60 seconds Ettori had to race from his area to clear from Paul Sturrock. It took just 15 minutes for United to open the scoring. Fittingly it was man of the match Bannon who created the chance. His perfect cross was headed low past the 'keeper by Billy Kirkwood. The small band of travelling Arabs had just five minutes to wait for the second. Dave Narey release Sturrock who cut the ball back for Davie Dodds to shoot home.

Ralf Edstroem, who looked yards offside, reduced the deficit for Monaco on the hour mark, advancing on McAlpine before slotting home. However, United restored their two goal lead five minutes later when Sturrock was downed in the box by Vitalis and Eamonn Bannon struck home the penalty. Four minutes after that there was more joy for the travelling fans as Davie Dodds pounced to score his second and United's fourth of the night. With six minutes left Vitalis was again the culprit, handling a Sturrock shot in the box, and Eamonn Bannon scored his second of the night from the spot to make it five. With a minute remaining, Monaco got a second thanks to an audacious lob by Bruno Bellone over a deceived McAlpine. That could not, however, deny United another wonderful night in Europe.

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