Competition: European Cup-Winners’ Cup, Second Round, Second Leg.
Carl Zeiss Jena: Blochwitz; Hoppe, Rock; Weise, Kurbjuweit, Strempel; Schlutter, Goebel, P. Ducke (Scheitler), Irmscher, Vogel.
Referee: Concetto Lo
In the return leg United dominated but time and time again
they were denied. However, in the end they were good value for their 2-0 home
victory and were never really overstretched. It was not until well into the
second half before they were finally able to unlock the
Goalkeeper Wolfgang Blochwitz had made a stunning save to deny the Scot on the stroke of half-time but Lorimer got his revenge after sixty-four minutes with another key role in United’s second goal. Billy Bremner was fouled by Rainer Schlutter outside the box and Mick Jones raced in to head the ball home after goalkeeper Wolfgang Blochwitz had failed to hold the ensuing Peter Lorimer thunderbolt to wrap up the tie. Wolfgang Blochwitz said of Peter Lorimer, “He’s the most dangerous marksman I have ever played against.” That observation was backed up by a delighted Don Revie, who purred, “When Peter is on song there isn’t a goalkeeper in the world who can stop him.” The Scot’s explosive shooting and tricky dribbling blew the German’s game-plan wide apart but even after they had gone behind the visitors still only kept one man, Peter Ducke, in attack, preferring to pack their midfield.
With Paul Reaney keeping a close eye on Eberhard Vogel there was virtually no supply to the isolated Ducke and David Harvey was virtually a spectator throughout the game. To add to a good night’s work for United Johnny Giles, who did not make the starting line-up because of a knee injury, came on for the last ten minutesto give United more options and they went into their four-month European break on a high.
Mick Jones heads the goal that broke the German’s resistance watched by a jubilant Billy Bremner
Back Row: Trevor Cherry, Paul Madeley, Mick Jones, Roy Ellam, Joe Jordan, Jack Charlton.
Middle Row: Paul Reaney, Chris Galvin, David Harvey, Gary Sprake, Norman Hunter, Allan Clarke.
Front Row: Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Mick Bates, Eddie Gray, Terry Yorath.
Back Row: Stein (GDR-int.), P. Ducke (GDR-int.), Irmscher (GDR-int.), Strempel (GDR-int.), Kurbjuweit (GDR-int.), Brunner,
Scheitler, Preusse (GDR-int.), Vogel (GDR-int.), B. Krauss.
Front Row: Werner, R. Ducke (GDR-int.), W. Krauss, Grapenthin (GDR-int.), Blochwitz (GDR-int.), Weise (GDR-int.),
Rock (GDR-int.), Schlutter (GDR-int.)
Jena’s German International Winger Trevor Cherry and Mick Jones scored the goals for Leeds