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Fairs Cities Cup First Round First Leg 
17/09/1968
 
Slavia Sofia 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 13,000
Venue: Slavia Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dons keep Bulgars at bay behind the iron curtain
Aberdeen's fifth place in the league was enough to secure the Dons first and last participation in the European Fairs Cup. It was also to be the Dons first venture behind the iron curtain. The two major tournaments had been redrawn to segregate east from west following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslavakia but despite protests from the Dons they were forced to travel to Bulgaria for the first leg. In the end the Dons adopted a 5-2-3 formation and played the perfect away European tie as they returned west with an acceptable no scoring draw.
 
N.B. No programme was issued for this match.
Slavia Sofia Teamsheet:  Simeonov, Alexiev, Petrov, Jonov, Davidov, Kristev, Haralampiev, Dimitrov, Grigorov, Tassev, Lukach.

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Clark, Hermiston, Shewan, Petersen, McMillan, Craig, Rae, Robb, Forrest, Smith, Buchan.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: S. Petri (Hungary)

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