Dundee 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 1

1 - 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 

Monday, April 22nd, 1985
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,611
7:30 PM Kick-off

Colin Hendry (82)
Holger Friz (80)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Dietrich Weise

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. John Waddell
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. John McCormack
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Rab Shannon
7. Stuart Rafferty
8. John Brown
9. Lex Richardson
10. Bobby Connor
11. Graham Harvey
Jürgen Pahl .1
Ralf Sievers .2
Norbert Fruck .3
Charly Korbel .4
Armin Kraaz .5
Alexander Conrad .6
Holger Friz .7
Jam Svensson .8
Thomas Berthold .9
Jürgen Mohr .10
Uwe Muller .11

12. Tom Carson
14. George McGeachie
15. Derek McWilliams
16. Colin Hendry
17. Ray Stephen
Hans-Jürgen Gundelach .12
Hans-Peter Boy .14
Manfred Binz .14
Cezary Tobollik .16
Gundelach .17

Tom Carson for Bobby Geddes (46)
George McGeachie for John Waddell (46)
Ray Stephen for Graham Harvey (55)
Derek McWilliams for Rab Shannon (75)
Colin Hendry for Lex Richardson (81)
Cezary Tobollik for Jam Svensson (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R. B. Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

The vital ingredients of any challenge game are goals, and these were a long time coming at Dens Park last night. Then, just to show others how easy it was, Colin Hendry came on as Dundee's fifth sub with eight minutes left, and scored the home equaliser with his first kick of the ball!

But it was never really easy for the Dundee team against a well-organised German side who took the lead two minutes before Hendry's goal.

This all led to a lively finish which made the fans forget some of the less exciting stuff earlier.

Dundee had more chances and misses than their visitors, but it was a good workout for both teams and these late goals certainly added to the entertain ment value.

The first half was a mixture of the slick and the slack-with the best of the action coming early.

Dundee started in style. Connor went close to converting a cross from the left, and Brown had a well-hit shot saved by Pahl.

It was Brown who also finished off Dundee's best move of the half, though with less accuracy.

Richardson started it off with a positive run, his pass found Harvey, and when Pahl parried his shot brilliantly, Brown hit the rebound wide.

Frankfurt, if less active in attack, still carried threat. A Friz shot wasn't far away, and the home defence had some sticky moments.

The game fell away badly midway through this half, and when it revived, the Germans missed a great chance in 31 minutes. Kraaz shot wide from 10 yards when he really should have scored.

Dundee re-started with Carson in goal, and McGeachie on for Waddell, who took a knock earlier. The visitors also made a change, Tobollic for Svensson.

With the home side still lack- ing penetration they soon brought on a third substitute, Stephen for Harvey. Boy for Conrad was another German change.

In 65 minutes, Dundee sparked into life with Korbel clearing a Rafferty shot off the line and the brilliant Pahl twist- ing to save a diverted shot. The Germans were being pushed well back at this stage.

Another furious burst by the home side saw McCormack, Stephen and Rafferty, in quick succession all having a go. The first effort was blocked, the second saved, the third missed. McWilliams then replaced Shannon as Dundee's fourth sub.

Just when a home winner looked likely, it was Eintracht who scored in 80 minutes. Tobollic did good work on the right and when his low cross reached the far post, Friz had only to tap the ball into the net.

Dundee promptly brought on Hendry for Richardson and the big highlander equalised with his first kick of the ball in 82 minutes.

Brown did the battling and when the ball broke loose, Hendry was on hand to score without fuss.

Squad Statistics (as at April 22nd, 1985)

1984-85 All Time

League Table (as at April 22nd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

It is my great pleasure to welcome the players and officials of Eintracht Frankfurt to Dens Park for tonight's game.

Everyone connected with this club knows that we are desperate to be involved in European competition and Eintracht will give us a taste of what to expect.

They have many young players and we know that we can expect opposition of the very highest quality from the Bundesliga side as the reputation of German soccer is legend.

Eintracht are of course part of a Scottish legend - playing in that memorable European Cup Final at Hampden Park against Real Madrid in 1960.

But that is history and they, too, will be keen to judge their present potential against foreign opposition so there is no question of them coming here for a stroll about.

This fixture has been arranged through our German connections and we will play a return in Frankfurt for our pre-season preparations.

I'm hoping that our fans turn out in good numbers for this match and that they get good value for money.