8 - 1
8 - 1
European Cup (Preliminary Round 1st Leg)
Matthias Hemmersbach (o.g.) (10)
Bobby Wishart (11)
Hugh Robertson (12)
Alan Gilzean (26)
Gordon Smith (45)
Andy Penman (50)
Alan Gilzean (63)
Alan Gilzean (66)
|Helmut Benthaus (71)|
1. Bert Slater
2. Alex Hamilton
3. Bobby Cox
4. Bobby Seith
5. Ian Ure
6. Bobby Wishart
7. Gordon Smith
8. Andy Penman
9. Alan Cousin
10. Alan Gilzean
11. Hugh Robertson
Carl Jørgensen (Denmark) (Referee)
Dundee, the team almost everyone said would be humiliated by the German cracks, played delightful football.
FOOTBALL that makes every Scot proud.
FOOTBALL that couldn't have been surpassed by the best in the world.
Yes, Dundee slammed back into their stride...the stride that won them the championship last season.
Dynamic Dundee. No wonder the bonnets went up to sputnik height at the end of a memorable game.
The Germans were never really in the game. From the first minute they were ill at ease as the Dons' attackers raced to their runaway victory.
True, German goalkeeper Ewert was injured in the opening minutes and didn't play in the second half.
It wouldn't have mattered. Dundee were immense. If Cologne had fielded half a dozen 'keepers the score would have been the same!
For this was Dundee in gala mood, gloriously smashing their way into the international big-time.
The forwards sizzled. The half-backs backed them tremendously. The defence was at their imperturbable best. YOU COULD SENSE DUNDEE'S GOAL HUNGER IN THE ELECTRIC AIR THAT
A roar that made the famous Hampden blast as soft as a Sinatra whisper swept the ground from the kick-off.
It was Dundee's greatest night and all I can do, really, is to chronicle the highlights of the wonderful victory-a victory that speaks for itself...
WITHIN 12 MINUTES THEY WERE THREE GOALS UP.
They attacked from the start. and Cologne's 'keeper Ewert was badly shaken in a mid-air clash with Cousin in four minutes. He recovered after treatment.. but probably wished he hadn't !
For in nine minutes Dundee started on the most fantastic three minutes' football ever seen in the city. It began with a flowing Seith pass out to Penman on the right wing. Andy sped away then smashed a hard, low ball across the goal.
RIGHT HALF HEMMERSBACH. RACING BACK DESPERATELY TO CLEAR, RAN THE BALL INTO HIS OWN NET.
A minute and a half later Scots were two up. This time Robertson crossed and caught the German defenders going the wrong way.
IN CAME WISHART TO HIT THE BALL LOW PAST EWERT.
Dundee were moving beaut fully and before Cologne could recover Robertson made it three in the 12th minute. Penman headed the ball down to him and his shot was deflected out of Ewert's reach by Regh.
The Germans began to attack.
Slater saved from Mueller and Thielan in quick succession. Then in stepped Ure to break up a German offensive.
Ian took the ball down the right then switched it to Gilzean who lobbed a great ball to Smith all on his own on the right. Gordon sent over a perfect ross and Gilzean headed past Ewert.
Four goals up.. not even the most fervent Dundee supporter expected that.
In 36 minutes, a Cousin shot seemed a certain goal which Wilden stopped it with his face. Dundee were determined to get another goal. Gilzean had a great drive saved by Ewert. The "keeper couldn't hold the ball and it ran to Smith. Calmly Gordon turned and slipped it in at the post, as Regh dived desperately along the line.
The Germans came out in the second half with full-back Reg taking over in goal. The injured Ewert, suffering from concussion, was left in the dressing room. It took Dundee only five minutes to make it six. Robertson romped off down the left wing and crossed for Penman to nod the ball home as Regh dived the wrong way.
Dundee coulan't be held. This was their night.
In 63 minutes Gilzean headed a Hamilton cross past Regh for No. 7.
Three minutes later the big Inside-left headed his hat-trick from a Cousin cross for the eighth goal.
Unexpectedly, the Germans grabbed a goal in 71 minutes. Benthaus, playing at right half, shot across goal and the slithering Hamilton toed the ball over the line.
Match report written by The Courier
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