Competition: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Second Round, Second Leg.
Referee: Albert Boogaerts (
snow-covered Elland Road United went through to the
next round by preserving their one goal advantage from the first round by
grinding out a dour 0-0 draw with chances few and far between.
were unchanged from the first encounter, but United welcomed back Alan Peacock
in place of Paul Madeley. The fact the game went
ahead was a tribute to much hard work by eighty volunteers who used braziers
and much hard work to clear the pitch and terraces to make the game possible.
It very nearly went wrong for United as
United had a few chances themselves with Peter Lorimer missing the best opportunity with a header from a Mike O’Grady cross. It was to be injury-ridden Alan Peacock’s last European game for United as he was transferred to Plymouth Argyle in October where he was forced to retire the following March.
complaints from the German team after the game that some
So in the depth of winter in conditions totally in favour of the East German’s United had triumphed and progressed to the Third Round where they were drawn to face Spanish side Valencia, who had progressed to the same stage by defeating Hibernian, after a playoff, and FC Basel.
Back row: Don Revie (Manager), Alan Peacock, Willie Bell, Jack Charlton, Gary Sprake, Paul
Madeley, Norman Hunter, Rod Belfitt, Les Cocker (Trainer).
Front Row: Terry Cooper, Paul Reaney, Albert Johanneson, Billy Bremner, Jimmy Greenhoff,
Johnny Giles, Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray.