2 - 2
2 - 2
Cup Winners' Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)
Steve Murray (2)
Doug Houston (89)
Juan Manuel Villa (25)
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Alex Hamilton
3. Bobby Cox
4. Alan Cousin
5. Norrie Beattie
6. Alex Stuart
7. Andy Penman
8. Steve Murray
9. Bobby Waddell
10. Doug Houston
11. Hugh Robertson
Juan Manuel Villa
A. van Leeuwen (Referee)
A Doug Houston goal two minutes from time earned Dundee a well-deserved draw in their second round European Cup Winners' Cup venture at Dens Park.
For most of the game the Dark Blues contained the Spanish senors to their own half, and few could have grudged them victory. Yet Dundee paid the penalty for failure to cash in on their chanced, particularly in the first quarter hour.
Perhaps a chance-taker like Gilzean could have provided that extra bit urge in the front line. But the homesters fought tooth and nail for the whole 90 minutes, even after a quick set-back midway through the first half when the Spaniards scored twice.
In addition Dundee were depraved of two legitimate penalty claims in the second half, and in the last minute the ball seemed to be over the line when Cortizo head out a Houston try.
Star man on the night however, was Dundee's Andy Penman, whose grit and determination paved the way for furious spells of incessant pressure.
For Zaragoza, the former Real Madrid pivot. Santamaria was a stalwart and Lapetra justified his deep lying role.
What a glorious start for the Dark Blues. A free kick by Robertson on the left swirled into the goalmouth and as Penman challenged Yaza the ball broke to MURRAY. Young Stevie seized the chance for a whirlwind 90 second goal by heading home.
Play swung from end to end In the initial exchanges, and a Cousin header skimmed the bar. Excitement we nearing fever pitch as Waddell careered in on goal, hotly pursued by Santamaria. The centre did well to get over a low cross and Pepín blasted away for a corner, after the keeper had failed to gather and Robertson was in close attention
Then, in neatly combination foray by Zaragoza, climaxed by an Iong drive, Hamilton cleared from the line. A succession of corners produced nothing but frustration for the homesters and the Spanish defence time and again was a stumbling block.
Then, in a hectic spell of home pressure, Murray, Waddell and Penman shots were all blocked on the Line.
In the 26th and 28th minutes the Spaniards notched a quick one-two. Marcelino pushed the ball out to left back Redja who made for the by-line before crossing for SANTOS to run and score with his head to equalise. Two minutes later a woeful touch and then an equally woeful pass-back by Hamilton, allowed VILLA to nip in and score a second.
Still fighting, the Dark Blues again converged on Yarza and Waddell and Robertson both went close. Seconds after the restart Waddell had the goal at his mercy but instead of getting the crowd cheers he suffered their wrath by making a hash of it. Penman tried to amend that matters but shot narrowly by. From an awkward scoring position, Waddell sent In a beauty which flashed Inches wide.
Dundee were hotting up the pace and Robertson hooked Inches over from a Waddell header. A penalty was denied when Houston was blatantly turfed by Isasi.
Minutes later the Dutch referee became the met popular man of the 21,000 when he again denied a penalty after Roberson was pulled down by Cortizo
Zaragoza wre surviving wave upon wave of Dundee pressure. Five minutes from time Waddell was taken from the field with a leg injury.
With only two minutes to go, close play between Robertson and Houston carried them almost to the Spanish line before HOUSTON shot home In the last minute. Cortizo appeared to head out from behind his line.
Match report written by Aberdeen Press and Journal
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