Standard 1
Dundee Utd 0
UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


Standard 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd


UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Tuesday, September 12th, 1978
Jules Otten. Att. 18,000
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Matthieu Denier (39) None.

Team Managers
Robert Waseige Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Michel Preud'homme
Yves Marechal
Eric Gerets
Theo Poel
Gerard Plessers
Helmut Graf
Christian Labarbe
Asgeir Sigurvinsson
Matthieu Denier
Willy Wellens
Philippe Garot
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Bobby Robinson
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne

Bench
Jean-Paul Crucifix
Guy Vandersmissan
Pierre Frenay
Luís Norton de Matos
Erhan Önal
Andy Graham
Derek Stark
Davie Dodds
Derek Frye

Substitutions
Erhan Önal for Yves Marechal (80) Derek Frye for Graeme Payne (16)
Davie Dodds for Paul Sturrock (46)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jaromir Fausek (Czechoslovakia) (Referee)





Match Report


Standard Liege were, in fact, our first opponents from Belgium in 1978. It was the U.E.F.A. Cup tie and the first leg should have been staged in Liege. However, crowd trouble in the previous season had resulted in U.E.F.A. ordering Standard to play at least away, so the tie was switched to Ghent, home of La Gantoise.

United suffered an early blow when Graham Payne was injured and had to be substituted after only 16 minutes. The Liege bugles were in full blast in the 39th minute when Standard went ahead. Graf began the move and his shot was parried by Hamtsh McAlpine but Mathieu Denicr followed up to net the game's only goal. To crown an unhappy first half, Paul Sturrock was stretchered off seconds from the interval following a brutal tackle by Theo Poel who was booked.



Squad Statistics (as at September 12th, 1978)


1978-79 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)30 7 - 3333
John Holt21 7 - 614
Walter Smith30 1 - 1703
Dave Narey22 7 - 19914
Frank Kopel29 5 - 2797
Paul Hegarty24 7216435
Bobby Robinson27 3 - 301
Billy Kirkwood20 5 - 4912
Derek Addison23 7 - 658
Paul Sturrock21 7113837
Graeme Payne22 7 - 1728
Davie Dodds (sub)19 1 - 174
Derek Frye (sub)22 7171






League Table (as at September 12th, 1978)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 4 4 0 0 +11 8
2. Aberdeen 4 3 1 0 +9 7
3. Partick Thistle 4 2 2 0 +2 6
4. Hibernian 4 1 3 0 +1 5
5. St Mirren 4 2 0 2 +1 4
6. United 4 0 3 1 -1 3
7. Rangers 4 0 2 2 -3 2
8. Morton 4 1 0 3 -4 2
9. Motherwell 4 1 0 3 -8 2
10. Hearts 4 0 1 3 -8 1