Dundee Utd 1
Barcelona 0
UEFA Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

UEFA Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, March 4th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 21,322
8:00 PM Kick-off

Kevin Gallacher (2)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Terry Venables

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Andoni Zubizarreta
Miranda Gerardo
Munoz Victor
Josep Mortallia
Francisco Jose Carrasco
Gary Lineker
Mark Hughes
Fernandez Roberto
Ramon Maria Caldere

Scott Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Paul Kinnaird
Dave Bowman
Esteve Fradera
Ortega Urbano
Angel Pedraza
Vigo Esteban

Paul Kinnaird for Kevin Gallacher (72)

Iain Ferguson (78)
Francisco Jose Carrasco (65)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Paolo Casarin (Italy) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Far from being overawed by the multi-millionaires from Barcelona, Jim McLean's men more than matched the illustrious Spanish side. True, we only hold a single goal lead to take to Spain next week, but the fine first leg performance which almost totally eclipsed Barcelona's twin strike force of Lineker and Hughes, gave considerable hopes of further progress.

We got off to the perfect start after only 1 minute 48 seconds. John Holt's throw-in on the right found Paul Sturrock and Kevin Gallacher's first time effort sailed over a bemused Zubizarreta's head and into the net. An incredible start but unfortunately no further goals materialised, though it wasn't for the lack of trying.

Controlled play for long periods, with Jim McInally and Ian Redford commanding in midfield we produced perhaps our best performance of the season. Paul Sturrock up front led the Barcelona defenders a merry dance. Paul was very unlucky not to put us two ahead early in the second half from a Kevin Gallacher cross. We hand a couple of penalty claims for hand-ball in the search for a second goal.

About the only moment of anguish came late in the first half when Gary Lineker missed a simple, and his only chance of the game, when he shot weakly against Billy Thomson from 8 yards. Now we must wait until next Wednesday to see if that lead, fortunately established without losing a goal, will be enough to clinch a semi-final place.

Squad Statistics (as at March 4th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 46 - 99 -
John Holt30 15 - 38123
Dave Narey30 36 - 63836
Maurice Malpas24 42 - 2768
John Clark22 2837911
Ian Redford26 4288518
Jim McInally23 332332
Eamonn Bannon28 418383102
Iain Ferguson24 34203420
Paul Sturrock30 356530163
Kevin Gallacher20 39146317
Paul Kinnaird (sub)20 8 - 8 -

League Table (as at March 4th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.