Werder Bremen 1
Dundee Utd 1
UEFA Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)

Werder Bremen 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, December 8th, 1982
Weserstadion. Att. 37,500
7:30 PM Kick-off

Rudi Voller (48) Paul Hegarty (3)

Team Managers
Otto Rehhagel Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dieter Burdenski
Karl-Heinz Kamp
Jonny Otten
Rigobert Gruber
Klaus Fitchel
Benno Mohlmann
Wolfgang Sidka
Norbert Siegmann
Rudi Voller
Jasuhiko Okudera
Norbert Meier
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Klaus Funk
Michael Bohnke
Thomas Schaaf
Martin Haskamp
(No 5th sub named)
John Gardiner
John Holt
Iain Phillip
Alex Taylor
John Reilly

Michael Bohnke for Karl-Heinz Kamp (11)
Thomas Schaaf for Rigobert Gruber (45)
John Holt for Davie Dodds (56)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dusan Krchnak (Czechoslovakia) (Referee)

Match Report

United travelled to Germany for this UEFA Cup 3rd Round 2nd Leg tie with over 35,000 fans turning out to create a fantastic atmosphere.

No team could have asked for a better beginning in an away tie than United achieved. Within three minutes they had silenced the stadium by taking the lead from their first corner. As Milne took it on the right, Paul Hegarty slipped in on the blind side to head into the bottom corner of the net. Rudi Voller was the biggest threat for the home side and goal scorer Hegarty, had to use his other talents to produce a superb tackle on the German striker. The Bremen manager made an incredibly early substitution when he removed defender Camp and replaced him with forward Bounce. The forward made an instant impact and only a good tackle from Stark prevented him breaking through on goal. McAlpine then had to save a dangerous header from his own player, Gough. Just before the break, Dodds had a magnificent chance after Hegarty nodded down a Bannon chip. The striker inexplicably hit the ball against Burdenski from six yards.

Shortly after the break it was United's chance for a let-off. Substitute Schaaf, who had replaced Gruber, chipped the ball over from just a few yards and Volley also missed a glaring chance, heading past the post from a couple of yards out. However, two minutes later the same combination did the trick for the Germans. Rudi Voller equalised with a header from Schaafs cross. United almost hit back immediately with a ferocious Bannon drive which came off the bar. The crowd were deafening as Werder hit the bar and then Hegarty amazingly cleared a netbound Voller lob off the line as United survived a second half assault to qualify for the next round.

Squad Statistics (as at December 8th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 28 - 5533
Maurice Malpas20 262512
Derek Stark24 26 - 1813
Richard Gough20 283775
Paul Hegarty28 29237855
Dave Narey26 29742532
Ralph Milne21 251013337
Billy Kirkwood24 28624953
Eamonn Bannon24 19516544
Paul Sturrock26 2410353112
Davie Dodds24 291520482
John Holt (sub)26 16 - 21316

League Table (as at December 8th, 1982)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 13 11 1 1 +22 23
2. Aberdeen 14 9 3 2 +17 21
3. United 13 8 4 1 +17 20
4. Rangers 13 4 6 3 +7 14
5. Dundee 13 5 3 5 +3 13
6. St Mirren 14 2 6 6 -13 10
7. Kilmarnock 14 1 7 6 -13 9
8. Morton 14 2 5 7 -14 9
9. Motherwell 14 4 1 9 -15 9
10. Hibernian 14 1 6 7 -11 8