Dundee Utd 0
Din. Bucharest 1
Cup Winners' Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1
Din. Bucharest 

Cup Winners' Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 26th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,594
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Dorin Mateuț (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Mircea Lucescu

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
Ian McPhee
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Raphael Meade
Kevin Gallacher
Bogdan Stelea
Ioan Andone
Ioan Varga
Mircea Rednic
Iulian Mihăescu
Ioan Lupescu
Ioan Sabău
Dănuț Lupu
Rodion Cămătaru
Claudiu Vaişcovici
Dorin Mateuţ

Scott Thomson
Allan Preston
John Clark
Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay
Dumitru Moraru
Florin Radicioiu
Gheorghe Visceanu
Costel Orac

John Clark for Jim McInally (74)
Ian Redford for Ian McPhee (84)

None. Ioan Varga (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Guy Goethals (Belgium) (Referee)

Match Report

Pre-match expectations that this would be a very difficult tie against an excellent side proved all too accurate. Fast on the break, supportive in midfeld and calm at the back, Dinamo count amongst the best sides we have played in European competition. This is not to say we played badly and had it not been for a last minute goal, we would certainly have deserved the goalless draw which appeared to be our reward until Matuet struck. We made a good start to the match and almost took an early lead when Raphael Meade headed a Kevin Gallacher cross over. Two late clearances from the visitors defence then foiled our attacking efforts, before Dave Bowman's dangerous low cross was cut out by their 'keeper. A little over quarter of an hour had gone before we saw any attacking threat from Dinamo. Matuet played the ball into Camataru, but the star striker's shot on the turn was too high. We had a lucky let-off ten minutes later when the ever dangerous Vaiscovici sent in a low cross right in front of goal, and when the ball was returned it struck Billy Thomson on the back but was cleared to safety. Paul Hegarty, not for the first time, was up with the attack but his shot went over. This sparked off a period of sustained pressure by us, but Dinamo took the sting out of the situation with long spells of possession football until the interval.

The second half opened with chances at both ends with both Raphael Meade and Matuet creating danger. In the 51st minute Dave Beaumont drilled in a free-kick low to the 'keepers right but Stelea got down well to clutch the ball. Dinamo had claims for a penalty when Vaiscovici went down after a challenge by Billy Thomson. One of the best chances came in the 65th minute when a flick by Raphael Meade found Kevin Gallacher, but his shot after a diagonal run, went narrowly past the wrong side of the far post. A minute later Kevin Gallacher saw his shot saved. Vaiscovici was causing some problems when Dinamo broke forward but fortunately his finishing didn't match his fine footwork. However, the same cant be said of Matuet's strike in the final minute when he hammered in a shot from the edge of the box to give us a mountain to climb in Romania next Wednesday.

Squad Statistics (as at October 26th, 1988)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 18 - 182 -
Paul Hegarty34 11 - 66981
Dave Beaumont24 10 - 1073
Maurice Malpas26 18 - 36811
Dave Narey32 16 - 72636
Mixu Paatelainen21 1684219
Ian McPhee27 41193
Dave Bowman24 18 - 1081
Jim McInally24 9 - 1064
Raphael Meade25 124124
Kevin Gallacher21 17413730
John Clark (sub)24 15215222
Ian Redford (sub)28 14315432

League Table (as at October 26th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.