Dundee Utd 1
Porto 2
UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 1975
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Alex Rennie (68)
Graeme Payne (missed pen.) (26)
Oliveira (34)
Seninho (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Branko Stanković

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Frank Kopel
4. Doug Houston
5. Allan Forsyth
6. Dave Narey
7. Alex Rennie
8. Graeme Payne
9. Henry Hall
10. George Fleming
11. Paul Sturrock
Tibi .1
Alfredo Murça .2
Rolando .3
Simoes .4
Gabriel .5
Oliveira .6
Teofilo Cubillas .7
Octavio .8
Seninho .9
Rodolfo Reis .10
Dinis .11

12. Archie Knox
14. Billy Steele
15. John Holt
16. Davie Dodds
17. David Cooper
Rui .12
Texeira .14
Gomes .15
Ademir .16
Julio .17

Archie Knox for Doug Houston (46)
Billy Steele for Frank Kopel (79)

Archie Knox (72)
Andy Rolland (82)
Dinis (26)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Svein Inge Thime (Norway) (Referee)

Match Report

United lost their unbeaten record against continental sides in this first leg match against FC Porto. In what was a very poor performance by United, who conspired to support their own downfall.

Things could have been so different had United taken a penalty chance awarded after Fleming was downed in the box. Payne's weak spot kick was touched around the post by the 'keeper. Eight minutes later, Porto sneaked in to score the first goal of the tie. A defensive blunder afforded Oliveira the space to stroke home.

United toiled for large spells in this game until Alex Rennie struck a great equaliser in the 68th minute. A low and hard shot from 20 yards found it's way into the net. His joy was short lived though as he allowed Seninho to get past him and slip the ball past the advancing McAlpine.

Squad Statistics (as at October 22nd, 1975)

1975-76 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)27 17 - 200 -
Alex Rennie27 131131
Andy Rolland32 16 - 34033
Dave Narey19 1637411
Frank Kopel26 16 - 1627
Allan Forsyth20 2 - 82
Henry Hall30 114114
Doug Houston32 142565
George Fleming27 13 - 14716
Paul Sturrock19 1542810
Graeme Payne19 122594
Archie Knox (sub)28 2 - 8016
Billy Steele (sub)19 8383

League Table (as at October 22nd, 1975)

No league table has been added for this season.