Antwerp 4
Dundee Utd 0
UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)


4 - 0

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Tuesday, October 17th, 1989
Bosuil. Att. 6,822
7:30 PM Kick-off

Ralf Geilenkirchen (22)
Frans Van Rooij (23)
Frans Van Rooij (31)
Nico Claesen (47)

Team Managers
Dimitri Davidovic Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Wim De Coninck
Rudi Smidts
Raphael Quaranta
Geert Emmerechts
Nico Broeckaert
Frans Van Rooij
Hans-Peter Lehnhoff
Wim Kiekens
Patrick Schrooten
Ralf Geilenkirchen
Nico Claesen
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Kevin Gallacher
Darren Jackson

Ratko Svilar
Alexandre Czerniatynski
Ronny van Geneaugden
Geert Hoebrechts
Rudy Taeymans
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary McGinnis
Michael O'Neill
Joe McLeod

Alexandre Czerniatynski for Hans-Peter Lehnhoff (77) Freddy van der Hoorn for Paul Hegarty (51)
Michael O'Neill for Darren Jackson (62)

None. Kevin Gallacher (73)
Freddy van der Hoorn (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ivan Gregr (Czechoslovakia) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

For once Europe, for which we have reserved so many of our best performances in the past decade, saw us flounder. Three goals in a nine minute spell in the first half plus another immediately after the interval left us with the awesome task of retrieving a four goal deficit this evening! We actually made a good enough start with Darren Jackson setting up a chance for Mixu Paatelainen, but the Finn's header went straight to De Coninck in goal. Van Rooy, the Dutchman who Freddy Van Der Hoorn had pointed out as their danger-man, showed why with a dipping free-kick which went wide and a 30 yard shot which Billy Thomson saved. Shortly after these moments of dangers, the roof caved in. Ralf Geilenkirchen was sent through by Lehnhoff and he drilled the ball home via the far post. Still in disarray we lost a second a minute later, Lehnhoff again was the architect. His neat pass found Frans Van Rooy, who hammered in goal number two. Two goals in two minutes and worse was to follow. Jim Mclnally fouled Geilenkirchen some 30 yards out. Frans Van Rooy's free-kick swerved viciously and deceived Billy Thomson who got a hand to the ball but couldn't prevent it going in.

The despondency deepened three minutes into the second half. Dave Narey under pressure from Nico Claesen sent a pass-back over the head of Billy Thomson and the 'keeper failed to hold it allowing Claesen to stroll in and knock in a fourth. The home side, understandably, seemed relatively happy with things and the remainder of the game saw little of note happen at either end, although Claesen may well have added a fifth with a header which went narrowly wide just before the final whistle, which was sounded some three minutes early.

Squad Statistics (as at October 17th, 1989)

1989-90 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 11 - 224 -
Paul Hegarty35 8 - 70782
Maurice Malpas27 14241414
Dave Narey33 14 - 77036
Dave Bowman25 12 - 1423
John Clark25 13118023
Jim McInally25 1431518
Billy McKinlay20 3 - 632
Mixu Paatelainen22 1018129
Kevin Gallacher22 12117639
Darren Jackson23 5 - 6 -
Freddy van der Hoorn (sub)26 122122
Michael O'Neill (sub)20 114114

League Table (as at October 17th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.