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


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 15th, 1993
Brøndby Stadion. Att. 5,756
7:30 PM Kick-off

Kim Vilfort (20)
Jesper Kristensen (46)

Team Managers
Ebbe Skovdahl Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Mogens Krogh
Ole Bjur
Uche Okechukwu
Jes Høgh
Jens Risager
Marc Rieper
John Jensen
Jesper Kristensen
Mark Strudel
Thomas Thorgessen
Kim Vilfort
Alan Main
Brian Welsh
Mark Perry
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Dave Bowman
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Scott Crabbe

Tommy Schram
Peter Madsen
Ole Puggaard
Dan Eggen
Bo Hansen
Guido van de Kamp
Dave Narey
Grant Johnson
Paddy Connolly
Craig Brewster

Peter Madsen for Ole Bjur (64) Grant Johnson for Billy McKinlay (46)
Paddy Connolly for Scott Crabbe (77)

Kim Vilfort (57)
John Jensen (66)
Grant Johnson (54)
Brian Welsh (63)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Markus Merk (Germany) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

This was not a happy return to the European scene as Brondby proceeded to play much better than when previously watched and this combined with a poor United performance and a waterlogged pitch leaves the Tangerines with something of an uphill struggle for the second leg. The game in fact almost didn't survive the torrential rain which had fallen in Copenhagen over the preceding five days, but it left the pitch at best sodden and in places under water. Not that the conditions could be blamed for the opening goal.

The Danes first corner wasn't cleanly gathered by Alan Main and Okechukwu, their Nigerian defender, capitalised, but his effort was cleared off the line by skipper Dave Bowman. Unfortunately the ball fell to Kim Vilfort and their captain shot home strongly through a ruck of players. Clearly boosted by that goal, Alan Main was then forced to tip over an attempted chip from 25 yards by Risager. United's only attack of the first half came almost on the interval when Christian Dailly broke clear on the left and Krogh only just managed to punch clear from the on rushing Andy McLaren.

Thirty seconds into the second period came a cruel blow. The conditions played their part in allowing Strudel to work the ball into Jesper Kristensen's path and he steered a left foot shot into the far corner. United's best move of the game came on the hour mark and ended with Scott Crabbe heading an Andy McLaren cross inches wide. A goal then could well have turned the tie, but it was Brondby who threatened most in the closing stages. Okechukwu headed over when it seemed easier to score; Alan Main had to run back to turn a 50 yard lob from Kristensen and Strudel blasted a shot past the near post after the conditions were again instrumental in setting up a scoring chance for the Danes whose two goal lead at the end of ninety minutes could have been even greater.

Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 10 - 163 -
Mark Perry22 2 - 221
Freddy van der Hoorn29 9 - 1785
Brian Welsh24 10 - 725
Gary Bollan20 10 - 414
Christian Dailly19 1025913
Dave Bowman29 10 - 2729
Billy McKinlay24 9419812
Andy McLaren20 92312
John Clark28 8231836
Scott Crabbe25 5 - 344
Grant Johnson (sub)21 2 - 334
Paddy Connolly (sub)23 719930

League Table (as at September 15th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.