Venue: Nep Stadium,
Competition: European Cup Second Round Second Leg.
Score: Ferencvaros 0
Scorers: Ferencvaros: Nil.
Ferencvaros: Geczi; Novak, Balint; Megyesi, Juhasz, Scucs; Szoke, Branikovits, Horvath (Vajda), Nemeth, Katona.
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United, while lacking Allan Clarke, were otherwise at full
strength and just too good for Ferencvaros who did
not seem to have the stomach for a fight in the Second Leg at
United, in all red, took an instant grip on midfield through Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles and Paul Madeley and never looked in any danger. Ferencvaros goalkeeper Istvan Geczi was given a taste of things to come when a shot by Mick Jones hit him on the head and then cannoned on to the crossbar and then a post. It was an incredible let-off for the home side but Jones got his just rewards in the thirty-fifth minute when Peter Lorimerís cross eluded Geczi and the big front-runner was able to get the ball in the netoff defender Deszo Novak.
Ferencvaros only offered token
resistance and although Istvan Szoke
fired against the crossbar, United even took the chance to give Chris Galvin a
first team debut as substitute for Eddie Gray in the eightieth minute as United
piled on the agony for the home team. †It
crowned a great few days for the eighteen year old, who
had received hid under-eighteen call up by
The tie with Ferencvaros had proved to be far easier than United had anticipated, but there was tougher opposition to come in the form of Standard Liege who had proved to be stern opposition when the two sides had clashed in the Inter-Cities Fais Cup the previous season.
United in training at the Nep Stadium before the game. Don Revie points the way helped by
Terry Yorath, Jack Charlton, Billy Bremner and Mick Jones amongst others
Chris Galvin debuted†††††††††††† Allan Clarke was still missing