Date: Wednesday, 4th November 1970.
Venue: Rudolf Harbig
Stadion, Dresden, East Germany.
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Second Round, Second Leg.
Score: Dynamo Dresden
2 Leeds United 1.
Scorers: Dynamo Dresden:
Hemp, Kreische. Leeds United:
Dynamo Dresden: Kallenbach;
Ganzera, Dorner; Sammer, Haustein, Ziegler; Hemp, Kreische,
Riedel (Geyer), Richter, Sachse (Heidler).
Leeds United: Sprake;
Davey, Madeley; Bremner, Charlton, Hunter; Lorimer,
Clarke, Jones, Giles, Bates.
Ferdinand Marschall (Austria).
not go to plan for United in the journey to Dresden. The flight from Yeadon was due to leave at 10am but because of delays they travelled to Manchester and finally got airborne four hours
late and arrived at Templehof Airport in Berlin
shortly before 5pm.The United party then boarded a coach for the drive to
Dresden, but just outside the approach to the City the rear near side tyre burst and the journey had to be completed, twelve
hours behind schedule, in a fleet of taxis.
luck ran United’s way in the second leg in Dresden. It was a close call as United had
to rely upon the ruling which said that goals scored away counted double, in
the event of an overall tie. The return game was dramatic in many ways, and the
record crowd of 35,000 certainly got their money’s worth. Three players, Johnny
Giles, Allan Clarke Clarke and Frank Richter were
booked, and Mick Bates and Eduard Geyer received
their marching orders, as tempers erupted under the tensions imposed upon the
contestants by the closeness of the battle.
team that had concentrated upon defence at Elland Road, went for a quick goal in the return match and
they scored one inside the first fifteen minutes when Meinhard
Hemp put the ball past Gary Sprake. Manager Don Revie had forecast that this would be a hard match,
physically, and events confirmed his judgement. There
was not a player who shirked a full blooded tackle, or a man who drew back in
the bid to wrest the advantage for his team and there was plenty of exciting,
attacking football, also, after the equalizer from Hemp.
first half-hour the referee awarded seventeen free-kicks, and by the time it
was all over, he had awarded more than fifty, which was true testimony to the
all-out physical endeavour of players, and their
determination not to concede an inch of territory.
As early as
the fourth minute, United almost increased their slender lead, when Peter Lorimer whipped in a vicious shot which skimmed the Dynamo
crossbar. However, Dynamo then hit back, to embark on a series of raids which
ended in Meinhard Hemp’s goal. Dieter Riedel fairly
flew down the middle, passed the ball to Uwe Ziegler, who slid it to Hemp on the right wing. Meinhard Hemp lashed in a shot which Gary Sprake appeared to have covered, but the Leeds keeper lost his footing in the heavily-saw-dusted
goalmouth, and as he slipped the ball bounced from him and over the line. Leeds
were level just on the half-hour, when Peter Lorimer
sent in a cross from the edge of the box, and Jack Charlton brought the ball
down with his chest for Mick Jones to connect and crash the ball past Manfred Kallenbach.
Dresden, roared on by the crowd, were giving United
plenty of trouble, but Norrman Hunter was at his
brilliant best at the back. Just when United seemed to have got the measure of
the home side, the game erupted ten minutes into the second half when Jack
Charlton and home forward Frank Richter both went down in the Leeds penalty box. The Dresden player stayed down and the German
fans howled for a penalty. Bottles were hurled by the crowd into the penalty
area and skipper Klaus Stammer ran to the touchline and appealed for calm.
Dresden continued to look dangerous but United held on
to their overall 2-1 overall advantage until the sixty-third minute, and then it
was Dieter Riedel again starting a move which brought Dynamo a second goal. He
sent in a precision centre from the right, and Hans-Jurgen
Kreische soared into the air to head the ball down
past Gary Sprake and into the net. Hans-Jurgen Kreische almost did the
trick again a few minutes later, but this time he hooked the ball over the bar,
and Leeds breathed again.
minutes from time it was Leeds
forcing the pace once more with Norman Hunter slamming in a fierce
twenty-five-yard shot which brought a tremendous save from Manfred Kallenbach. Then within minutes, Allan Clarke went close
when he shot just over the bar. With fifteen minutes to go, Dynamo were still in front on the night by 2-1 and they replaced
the exhausted Dieter Riedel with Eduard Geyer, who
was on the field for no more than five minutes.
A tackle by
Allan Clarke brought down Gerd Heidler,
and then there followed a fracas near the Leeds penalty area. When tempers had cooled
sufficiently for the game to recommence, each team was a man short. Eduard Geyer and Mick Bates were back in their respective
dressing rooms. Dynamo at last took their free-kick, and it was an extremely
fierce drive which Gary Sprake punched clear for a
corner. As the game came to a close Leeds held on grimly for an aggregate tie. When the
final whistle went they were able to ignore the many spectators who rushed onto
the field to vent their frustration, and they reached the relative calm of
their dressing room well satisfied with the result, which put them through to
the third round of the competition.
SG Dynamo Dresden 1970-71:
Back row: Kreische, Ganzera, Rau, Ziegler, Richter, Doerner,
Front row: Hemp, Sachse, Wätzlich,
Riedel, Meyer, Kallenbach, Heidler,
K. Sammer, Geyer
Row: Rod Belfitt, Norman
Hunter, Gary Sprake, David Harvey, Joe Jordan, Terry Yorath.
Row: John Faulkner, Chris Galvin, Mick Jones, Paul Madeley, Allan Clarke, Jack Charlton.
Row: Paul Reaney, Mick
Bates, Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Nigel Davey,
Dresden’s Eduard Geyer and Leeds’ Mick Bates were given their
Hans-Jurgen Kreische and Meinhard Hemp scored for Dynamo Dresden Mick Jones got the vital
goal for United