Dundee Utd 0 - 1 Dinamo Bucureşti

Cup Winners' Cup - 2nd Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, October 26th, 1988, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 10,594
Referee: Guy Goethals (Belgium)
Dundee Utd  Dinamo Bucureşti

None. Dorin Mateuț (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Mircea Lucescu

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Ian McPhee
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Raphael Meade
Kevin Gallacher
Bogdan Stelea
Ioan Andone
Ioan Varga
Mircea Rednic
Iulian Mihăescu
Ioan Lupescu
Ioan Sabău
Dănuț Lupu
Rodion Cămătaru
Claudiu Vaişcovici
Dorin Mateuţ

Scott Thomson
Allan Preston
John Clark
Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay
Dumitru Moraru
Florin Radicioiu
Gheorghe Visceanu
Costel Orac

John Clark for Jim McInally (74)
Ian Redford for Ian McPhee (84)

None. Ioan Varga (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 182 apps -
Dave Beaumont 107 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 726 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 669 apps81 goals
Maurice Malpas 368 apps11 goals
Jim McInally 106 apps4 goals
Ian McPhee 19 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 108 apps1 goal
Mixu Paatelainen 42 apps19 goals
Raphael Meade 12 apps4 goals
Kevin Gallacher 137 apps30 goals
John Clark (sub) 152 apps22 goals
Ian Redford (sub) 154 apps32 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mixu Paatelainen (21 years 271 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 308 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Allan Preston (19 years 76 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 102 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 198 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Pre-match expectations that this would be a very difficult tie against an excellent side proved all too accurate. Fast on the break, supportive in midfeld and calm at the back, Dinamo count amongst the best sides we have played in European competition. This is not to say we played badly and had it not been for a last minute goal, we would certainly have deserved the goalless draw which appeared to be our reward until Matuet struck. We made a good start to the match and almost took an early lead when Raphael Meade headed a Kevin Gallacher cross over. Two late clearances from the visitors defence then foiled our attacking efforts, before Dave Bowman's dangerous low cross was cut out by their 'keeper. A little over quarter of an hour had gone before we saw any attacking threat from Dinamo. Matuet played the ball into Camataru, but the star striker's shot on the turn was too high. We had a lucky let-off ten minutes later when the ever dangerous Vaiscovici sent in a low cross right in front of goal, and when the ball was returned it struck Billy Thomson on the back but was cleared to safety. Paul Hegarty, not for the first time, was up with the attack but his shot went over. This sparked off a period of sustained pressure by us, but Dinamo took the sting out of the situation with long spells of possession football until the interval.

The second half opened with chances at both ends with both Raphael Meade and Matuet creating danger. In the 51st minute Dave Beaumont drilled in a free-kick low to the 'keepers right but Stelea got down well to clutch the ball. Dinamo had claims for a penalty when Vaiscovici went down after a challenge by Billy Thomson. One of the best chances came in the 65th minute when a flick by Raphael Meade found Kevin Gallacher, but his shot after a diagonal run, went narrowly past the wrong side of the far post. A minute later Kevin Gallacher saw his shot saved. Vaiscovici was causing some problems when Dinamo broke forward but fortunately his finishing didn't match his fine footwork. However, the same cant be said of Matuet's strike in the final minute when he hammered in a shot from the edge of the box to give us a mountain to climb in Romania next Wednesday.


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