Sparta Prague 3
Dundee Utd 1
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)


Sparta Prague 

3 - 1

Dundee Utd


Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, October 21st, 1970
Stadion na Letnej. Att. 17,600
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Václav Vrána (19)
Josef Jurkanin (71)
Josef Jurkanin (89)
Tommy Traynor (25)

Team Managers
Karel Kolsky Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Antonín Kramerius
Václav Migas
Oldřich Urban
Pavel Melichar
František Chovanec
Tibor Semendak
Bohumil Veselý
Václav Vrána
Jaroslav Barton
Vaclav Masek
Josef Jurkanin
Don Mackay
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson

Bench
Petr Uličný Hamish McAlpine
Ian Scott

Substitutions
Petr Uličný for Vaclav Masek (46) Hamish McAlpine for Don Mackay (60)
Ian Scott for Alan Gordon (86)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Doğan Babacan (Turkey) (Referee)



Match Report


United travelled to Prague, the club's first game behind the Iron Curtain, for the first leg of our second round tie and it produced a final thirty minutes of nightmarish proportions for Tannadice fans.

Earlier Sparta had got off to a great start with a goal in the 20th minute, Vrana running on to a great pass from Chovenic to shoot past Donald Mackay. It took United just five minutes to restore the equilibrium. Morris Stevenson crossed from the left and Tommy Traynor stole in to half-volley the ball high into the net. By half-time the Tangerines could easily have been a couple of goals ahead.

The second half continued in similar fashion with United controlling proceedings, then in 60 minutes came the turning point. Donald Mackay pulled a muscle in a simple incident and Hamish McAlpine had to deputise at a crucial time. Sparta took heart from United's misfortune and in the 72nd minute lost an undeserved goal when Jurkanin shot strongly past Hamish.

Then with 10 minutes left, Andy Holland was sent off for kicking the ball away after a dubious free-kick award. Compounding United's problems was the injury to Alan Gordon which saw him leave the field in a daze. The tragic finale came when Jorkanin notched a second, 60 seconds from time, to give Sparta a two goal advantage for the second leg.



Squad Statistics (as at October 21st, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)30 17 - 235 -
Andy Rolland27 16 - 13112
Jim Cameron23 17 - 120 -
Doug Smith33 1714344
Stuart Markland22 171492
Tommy Traynor27 171171
Davie Wilson31 17412525
Alec Reid23 171876
Jim Henry21 171423
Alan Gordon26 1575118
Morris Stevenson27 8 - 151
Hamish McAlpine (sub) (GK)22 1 - 2 -
Ian Scott (sub)24 3 - 7119






League Table (as at October 21st, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.