Dundee Utd 0
M'gladbach 0
UEFA Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

UEFA Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, April 8th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 15,789
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jupp Heynckes

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Uwe Kamps
Andre Winkhold
Michael Frontzeck
Kai Erik Herlovsen
Hans-Georg Drehsen
Uli Borowka
Hans-Gunter Bruns
Christian Hochstatter
Ewald Lienen
Dirk Bakalorz
Hans-Jorg Criens

Alan Main
Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Billy Kirkwood
Kevin Gallacher
Jorg Jung
Andreas Brandts
Gunter Thiele
Thomas Eichen
Erik Thorstvedt

Kevin Gallacher for John Clark (46)

None. Hans-Georg Drehsen (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Marcel Langenhove (Belgium) (Referee)

Match Report

A game of two halves' may be one of the oldest cliches in football but couldn't be improved upon as a description of this vital European tie. Certainly there was never any hope of a repeat of the 5-0 thrashing we handed out last time. The heavy conditions were hardly conducive to flowing football but in the thirteen minutes our best move of the first half almost brought a goal. A Clark free kick was nodded on by Hegarty and then Ferguson, before the ball dropped to Ian Redford but his volley was too high. Borussia then turned on the pressure and twice Paul Hegarty came to the rescue, the second time with a goalline clearance. The half ended, thankfully, with our goal in tact after one of the poorest European performances for a long time.

These reflections altered drastically in the second half, which started with John Holt at full back and Kevin Gallacher on for John Clark. Twice we had the ball in the net only for the referee to chalk off the score. Iain Ferguson was involved on each occasion. The first time Paul Sturrock was the offender and Iain himself was adjudged offside the second time. A Borussia defender almost sliced a Sturrock cut back into his own net. Kevin Gallacher then brought out a tremendous save by Kamps with our form now starkly contrasted with that dismal first half display. As we chased a lead of some description, the drama ended late in the game when Ian Redford's shot from edge of the box crashed off the post to the undying gratitude of the Borussia keeper.

Squad Statistics (as at April 8th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 52 - 105 -
John Holt30 22138824
Dave Narey30 44 - 64636
Maurice Malpas24 5112859
Paul Hegarty32 29459278
Ian Redford27 5199419
Jim McInally23 412412
Eamonn Bannon28 488390102
John Clark22 3748812
Paul Sturrock30 426537163
Iain Ferguson24 42234223
Kevin Gallacher (sub)20 48157218

League Table (as at April 8th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.