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


Anderlecht 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Tuesday, October 2nd, 1979
Émile Versé Stadium. Att. 30,000
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Benny Neilsen (25) Frank Kopel (82)

Team Managers
Raymond Goethals Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nico de Bree
Gilbert van Binst
Raymond Jaspers
Michel de Groote
Rob Rensenbrink
Johnny Dusbaba
Franky Vercauteren
Arie Haan
Frankie van der Elst
Benny Nielsen
Enrique Villalba
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Derek Addison
George Fleming
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Friedrich Koncilia
Kristiaan Ceuppens
Hugo Broos
Ronny Martens
Tony Rombouts
Peter Bonetti
Billy Kirkwood
Jim Kerr
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds

Substitutions
Hugo Broos for Johnny Dusbaba (21)
Ronny Martens for Benny Nielsen (81)
Billy Kirkwood for Derek Addison (50)
Davie Dodds for Willie Pettigrew (76)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Adolf Prokop (East Germany) (Referee)




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Match Report


A truly magnificent triumph for the Tannadice side who stunned all Belgium — and the rest of Europe — by eliminating one of the Continent's most consistent sides. United received a setback after only 25 minutes when Benny Neilson stole away against the run of play to send Anderlecht ahead. Jim McLean's side stuck to their task however, and were rewarded with a fantastic Frank Kopel equaliser from the edge of the penalty area to go through on the away goals rule in front of a shattered home support which never the less stayed behind to applaud United off the field.

Three firsts were achieved by United in this win. We had never before been involved in a Euro tie decided on away goals ruling; We had never advanced in Europe having failed to win our home leg; Kopel's goal was his first European strike.



Squad Statistics (as at October 2nd, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 5 - 3723
Frank Kopel30 13330612
Dave Narey23 14 - 24719
Iain Phillip25 10 - 21 -
Paul Hegarty25 5 - 20337
Derek Stark20 121452
George Fleming31 11 - 31135
Derek Addison24 12110312
Willie Pettigrew26 126126
Graeme Payne23 14221013
Paul Sturrock22 14518348
Billy Kirkwood (sub)21 1319624
Davie Dodds (sub)21 815415






League Table (as at October 2nd, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 5 2 0 +11 12
2. Morton 7 5 0 2 +8 10
3. Aberdeen 7 4 0 3 +8 8
4. Partick Thistle 7 3 2 2 +1 8
5. Kilmarnock 7 3 2 2 -4 8
6. Rangers 7 3 1 3 +2 7
7. United 7 2 1 4 -3 5
8. St Mirren 7 2 1 4 -7 5
9. Dundee 7 2 1 4 -8 5
10. Hibernian 7 1 0 6 -8 2