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  • European Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg: Dundee 4-1 Sporting Lisbon 1962

    Following on from last week's first article in our new feature entitle 'programmes from the past, we have a look at the next tie in our european cup run from 1962.

    Yes that’s correct, it’s our four-one victory over Sporting Lisbon at Dens Park.
     

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    Following on from the 1st leg of the second round that seen the Dark Blues go down one-nil in the Jose Alvalade stadium in Portugal to a Gerald De Carvalho 90th minute winner, the Dees would have it all to do.

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    With near enough 32,000 fans packing Dens a week later, would the Dee be able to produce some magic to overturn the one-goal deficit?  

    As well all know too well, we would not only defeat Sporting Lisbon, we would do so in style with a commanding win.

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    Alan Gilzean opened the scoring on the thirteenth minute when his low shot glided past Joaquim Carvalho then just before half time, Alan Cousin headed home from a Gordon smith corner to put the Dee ahead on aggregate.

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    Dundee never showed any signs of slowing down in the second half and Gilzean went about netting another two goals to complete his hat-trick. This was Gilzean’s second hat-trick of the tournament after he had earlier scored three against Cologne at Dens in ur 8-1 victory over the German champions.

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    Ernesto Figuerido would pull back a consolation goal but it was all but over for the Portuguese Champions and Dundee’s name went into the semi-finals, winning 4-2 on aggregate.

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    After that result, the Sporting President tipped Dundee to go on to win the European Cup.

     

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    Alan Gilzean reminisced later on about that night.

    “These European nights were very special.

    “The Dundee public turned out in their thousands and although we had a very good side, the atmosphere generated by the huge crowd gave us a tremendous lift.”  

    The Dundee team that night was: Slater, Hamilton, Cox, Seith, Ure, Wishart, Smith, Penman, Cousin, Gilzean, Robertson.

    Sporting Lisbon’s team: Carvalho, Hilário, Lino, Carlos, Abraão Júlio, Soares, De Carvalho,
    Figueiredo, Morais, Silva, Mascarenhas

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