Dundee Utd 1 - 0 FC Barcelona

UEFA Cup - Quarter Final 1st Leg
Wednesday, March 4th, 1987, 8:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 21,322
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)
Dundee Utd  FC Barcelona

Kevin Gallacher (2)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Terry Venables

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
John Holt
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Andoni Zubizarreta
Miranda Gerardo
Munoz Victor
Josep Mortallia
Francisco Jose Carrasco
Gary Lineker
Mark Hughes
Fernandez Roberto
Ramon Maria Caldere

Scott Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Paul Hegarty
Paul Kinnaird
Dave Bowman
Esteve Fradera
Ortega Urbano
Angel Pedraza
Vigo Esteban

Paul Kinnaird for Kevin Gallacher (72)

Iain Ferguson (78)
Francisco Jose Carrasco (65)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 99 apps -
Maurice Malpas 276 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 638 apps36 goals
John Holt 381 apps23 goals
Ian Redford 85 apps18 goals
Jim McInally 33 apps2 goals
John Clark 79 apps11 goals
Eamonn Bannon 383 apps102 goals
Iain Ferguson 34 apps20 goals
Paul Sturrock 530 apps163 goals
Kevin Gallacher 63 apps17 goals
Paul Kinnaird (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 106 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (30 years 272 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 178 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 106 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 252 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Far from being overawed by the multi-millionaires from Barcelona, Jim McLean's men more than matched the illustrious Spanish side. True, we only hold a single goal lead to take to Spain next week, but the fine first leg performance which almost totally eclipsed Barcelona's twin strike force of Lineker and Hughes, gave considerable hopes of further progress.

We got off to the perfect start after only 1 minute 48 seconds. John Holt's throw-in on the right found Paul Sturrock and Kevin Gallacher's first time effort sailed over a bemused Zubizarreta's head and into the net. An incredible start but unfortunately no further goals materialised, though it wasn't for the lack of trying.

Controlled play for long periods, with Jim McInally and Ian Redford commanding in midfield we produced perhaps our best performance of the season. Paul Sturrock up front led the Barcelona defenders a merry dance. Paul was very unlucky not to put us two ahead early in the second half from a Kevin Gallacher cross. We hand a couple of penalty claims for hand-ball in the search for a second goal.

About the only moment of anguish came late in the first half when Gary Lineker missed a simple, and his only chance of the game, when he shot weakly against Billy Thomson from 8 yards. Now we must wait until next Wednesday to see if that lead, fortunately established without losing a goal, will be enough to clinch a semi-final place.


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