Vitesse 1
Dundee Utd 0
UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 24th, 1990
Monnikenhuizen. Att. 8,331
7:30 PM Kick-off

Rene Eijer (29) None.

Team Managers
Bert Jacobs Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Raimond van der Gouw
Edward Sturing
Frans Thijssen
Theo Bos
Arjan Vermeulen
Martin Laamers
John van der Brom
Rene Eijer
Bart Latuheru
Hans van Arum
Roberto Straal
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Hamish French
Darren Jackson

Ton van Bramen
Hans Visser
Huub Loeffen
Rick Hilgers
Remco Bus
Billy Thomson
John O'Neil
Michael O'Neill
Mixu Paatelainen
Paddy Connolly

Huub Loeffen for Edward Sturing (51)
Rick Hilgers for Hans van Arum (76)
Mixu Paatelainen for Darren Jackson (64)

None. Brian Welsh (46)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mircea Salomir (Romania) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

A last minute change of heart meant that Darren Jackson was reinstated to the side after manager Jim McLean had decided to leave him out. As a result the starting eleven was the same as had faced Celtic the previous Saturday. Conditions were ideal for football with not a breath of wind and the pitch was in fine shape. We made a good opening too as we got the feel of the ball, and for twenty minutes were untroubled by the Dutch in attack. Indeed when their first effort on goal did come Laamers shot was easily gathered by Alan Main. Unfortunately, Vitesse took the lead with what was their first serious attack. A quick free kick released Sturing down the right and he beat Brian Welsh before crossing for Rene Eijer to turn the ball over the line. It also gave the Dutchman the honour of being the first player to score a European goal on Vitesse's home ground. Within a minute we might well have equalised when Darren Jackson at the far post headed a cross back into the middle,but Brian Welsh headed narrowly past the near post. A fine cross by Billy McKinlay found Darren Jackson, but he couldn't keep his header down. Right on the stroke of half-time Eijer flashed a shot past the far post.

Arnhem appealed for a penalty in the 51st minute when across from Latuheru struck Freddy Van Der Hoorn, but the referee waved away their claims. Midway through the second half Billy McKinlay picked up a stray pass forged forward, but Van Der Goun held his shot diving to his right. The action increased in the last ten minutes. First, Alex Cleland drove the ball across the face of Vitesse's goal, but somehow the ball sneaked past the far post with no United player managing to apply the final touch. A minute later Alan Main made a tremendous save to tip the ball round the post. From the corner Straal headed just wide. In the closing minutes Vitesse were awarded a free-kick right in front of goal and although the ball went through the wall, but straight to Alan Main. Now it is a question of whether we can pull back the single goal advantage the Dutch have.

Squad Statistics (as at October 24th, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)22 6 - 52 -
Brian Welsh21 161242
Alex Cleland19 162463
Dave Narey34 2 - 79936
Maurice Malpas28 16 - 45614
Freddy van der Hoorn27 151573
Billy McKinlay21 161943
Jim McInally26 14119710
Dave Bowman26 1011745
Hamish French26 416910
Darren Jackson24 1574815
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)23 13 - 12537

League Table (as at October 24th, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.