The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
After Barcelona we said it was United's finest hour, well the performance to oust Borussia was the equal, if not the better of the magical happenings in the Camp Nou. The Germans, who had been so confident after their draw at Tannadice, found the United defence in resolute mood with John Holt who was in superb form. After repelling everything that Borussia could muster, a good first half performance was capped by the vital away goal, the least we needed to win the tie. A comer from the left was punched out by Kamps. Eamonn Bannon rose to nod the ball to his right and Iain Ferguson's diving header was placed to perfection just inside the near post. Borussia now needed two goals to win and only had 45 minutes in which to achieve it. Instead it was United who carved out the greater number of chances in the second period. Both Iain Ferguson and Ian Redford went close and as time was running out, a strange refereeing decision against Billy Thomson, led to Borowoka cracking a shot against the post. With the final whistle almost within earshot, Kevin Gallacher took a John Clark clearance past his marker and went on to supply the unmarked Ian Redford who rounded the Keeper and slotted in our second goal with the last kick of the game. A fitting way to confirm Scotland’s first ever representatives in the final of the U.E.FA. Cup.