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Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)
|Emile Lejeune (53)||
George McLean (13)
George McLean (39)
George McLean (58)
George McLean (80)
John Arrol .1
Bobby Wilson .2
Bobby Cox .3
Steve Murray .4
Jim Easton .5
Alex Stuart .6
Billy Campbell .7
Jim McLean .8
Sammy Wilson .9
Doug Houston .10
George McLean .11
Alex Bryce .12
Alex Kinninmonth .14
A. Kreitlein (West Germany) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from Aberdeen Press and Journal.
Controversial George McLean - rated by many to be the "Joker" in the Ibrox pack in his spell with Rangers — was Dundee's four-goal ace in Liege last night when Dundee stormed through to the third round of the Fairs Cup. The margin of their victory must give the Dons encouragement for their trip to the Belgian city to play Royal's local rivals, Standard, on November 29 in the Cup-winners tournament.
Bobby Ancell, manager of Dundee, who are currently fourth bottom of the Scottish First Division, commented after the game: "It was much easier than I anticipated, even after our 3-1 win at Dens Park in the 1st leg".
George McLean's first goal early in the match was a deciding factor, said Mr Ancell, as it put the side in a position to adopt an attacking game.
Except for a quarter of an hour in the first half, Dundee dominated the match, playing much more direct and attacking football than Liege.
George McLean, Billy Campbell and Sammy Wilson were a formidable trio in attack, and the inside left seized his chances splendidly for his four-goal harvest. McLean's counters came in the 13th, 39th, 58th and 80th minutes.
The pitch was heavy after day-long rain, but the pace was strong from the start.
George McLean went close in the first minute with a shot which a Belgian back scrambled clear, and at the other end Banovic sent in a rasping 35-yars drive which Arrol saved well.
Dundee's first goal came in the 13th minute. Campbell, on the right wing, sent over a long centre to GEORGE MCLEAN, who dribbled past a back and then beat Radar from 20 yards as the Liege goalkeeper came out.
Liege came back strongly and Dundee had a narrow escape in the 26th minute when an overhead kick by Mardaga hit an upright. Twelve minutes later. Corbaye hit the crossbar - a near miss by Liege which led to the Scots scoring again.
From the rebound the ball was quickly cleared up field to Campbell, whose shot was blocked by Liege defender. The ball went straight to Sammy Wilson and he passed to GEORGE McLEAN, who again beat Radar to give Dundee a 2-0 half-time lead, and an over all aggregate advantage of 5-1.
LEJEUNE got one back for Liege in the 53d minute, but it was not long before Dundee resumed a tight grasp on the game.
In the 58th minute GEORGE MCLEAN picked up a centre from Sammy Wilson, dribbled round a defender and completed his hat-trick with a shot from an acute angle.
Dundee almost scored again a quarter of an hour later when Campbell hit the cross bar. Then, in the 80th minute, the Irish winger sent a centre soaring over the heads of three defenders to GEORGE MCLEAN, who slammed the ball home for his fourth goal.
Dundee were now completely in command, and Murray and Stuart came close to scoring before the final whistle.
ROYAL LIEGE - Rada, Bare, Albert Sulon, Lejeune. Thompkins; Gerard Salon, Cobaye, Schena, Mardaga, Banovic, Andrea.
DUNDEE -Arrol, R. Wilson, Cox, Murray, Easton, Stuart, Campbell, J. McLean, S. Wilson, G. McLean. Houston.
Referee: A. Kreitlein (West Germany)
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