Dundee Utd 0 - 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

UEFA Cup - Semi Final 1st Leg
Wednesday, April 8th, 1987, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 15,789
Referee: Marcel Langenhove (Belgium)
Dundee Utd  Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jupp Heynckes

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
Uwe Kamps
Andre Winkhold
Michael Frontzeck
Kai Erik Herlovsen
Hans-Georg Drehsen
Uli Borowka
Hans-Gunter Bruns
Christian Hochstatter
Ewald Lienen
Dirk Bakalorz
Hans-Jorg Criens

Substitutes
Alan Main
Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Billy Kirkwood
Kevin Gallacher
Jorg Jung
Andreas Brandts
Gunter Thiele
Thomas Eichen
Erik Thorstvedt

Substitutions
Kevin Gallacher for John Clark (46)
None.

Bookings
None. Hans-Georg Drehsen (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 105 apps -
Maurice Malpas 285 apps9 goals
Paul Hegarty 592 apps78 goals
Dave Narey 646 apps36 goals
John Holt 388 apps24 goals
Eamonn Bannon 390 apps102 goals
Ian Redford 94 apps19 goals
Jim McInally 41 apps2 goals
John Clark 88 apps12 goals
Iain Ferguson 42 apps23 goals
Paul Sturrock 537 apps163 goals
Kevin Gallacher (sub) 72 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Clark (22 years 203 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 265 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 258 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Main (19 years 129 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 265 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 81 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A game of two halves' may be one of the oldest cliches in football but couldn't be improved upon as a description of this vital European tie. Certainly there was never any hope of a repeat of the 5-0 thrashing we handed out last time. The heavy conditions were hardly conducive to flowing football but in the thirteen minutes our best move of the first half almost brought a goal. A Clark free kick was nodded on by Hegarty and then Ferguson, before the ball dropped to Ian Redford but his volley was too high. Borussia then turned on the pressure and twice Paul Hegarty came to the rescue, the second time with a goalline clearance. The half ended, thankfully, with our goal in tact after one of the poorest European performances for a long time.

These reflections altered drastically in the second half, which started with John Holt at full back and Kevin Gallacher on for John Clark. Twice we had the ball in the net only for the referee to chalk off the score. Iain Ferguson was involved on each occasion. The first time Paul Sturrock was the offender and Iain himself was adjudged offside the second time. A Borussia defender almost sliced a Sturrock cut back into his own net. Kevin Gallacher then brought out a tremendous save by Kamps with our form now starkly contrasted with that dismal first half display. As we chased a lead of some description, the drama ended late in the game when Ian Redford's shot from edge of the box crashed off the post to the undying gratitude of the Borussia keeper.



None.

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