Competition: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Semi-Final, Second Leg.
Referee: Piet Roomer (
Real took the game to United early on and Santos Brito went close on three occasions, but Revie decided to push Billy Bremner up front and change positions with Eddie Gray and this paid dividends after twenty-three minutes. Norman Hunter released Willie Bell down the left and he in turn found Johnny Giles, whose neat forward lob was met by the head of Jack Charlton. Both Billy Bremner and Albert Johanneson had pursued the through ball with such vigour that the Zaragoza keeper thought that discretion was the better part of valour and failed to cover it, leaving Albert Johanneson to prod the ball into the net.
heart from their goal and threw everything at Real as the whole complexion of
the game changed with Jim Storrie and Billy Bremnerís strong running starting to worry the Real defence. Willie Bell headed against a post and then went
close with another header, but Jose Maria Giocoechea
grew in stature to thwart Jack Charlton as he collected the ball to prevent a
header from the United skipper. United were looking
good for a second goal and a place in the final. However, Carlos Lapetra came more into the game in midfield, and Canario left Jack Charlton and Gary Sprake
staring as he connected with a half-volley to score a stunning equalizer on the
hour mark. This put
Lesser teams might have buckled but United were made of sterner stuff, and just three minutes later Albert Johanneson ran down a Ďlost causeí on the by-line. He played the ball back for Norman Hunter, whose cross found the head of the on-rushing Jack Charlton, who had been pushed up to centre-forward, to score and bring the aggregate scores level. Real still kept attacking in a pulsating match and right at the death it was again Gary Sprake to the rescue with an excellent smothering save from Carlos Lapetra.
fitting that Jack Charlton, Unitedís ĎMan of the
Matchí, should get the equalizer for it was he that epitomised
the never-say-die Leeds spirit and fitting too that having also made Unitedís first goal, was the one to call correctly to give
United home advantage in the replay. In the other Semi-Final Barcelona and
Chelsea also needed a third game to decide the outcome, in
Unitedís first goal was scored by Albert Johanneson and he was joined by Billy Bremner in the celebrations
Jack Charlton climbs high to score the