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Fairs Cities Cup First Round Second Leg 
Aberdeen 2 - 0 Slavia Sofia
Kick Off:  7:30 PM   Robb 7, Taylor 39.        
Attendance: 29,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Sofia so good for Dons in Euro campaign
After the credible draw in Bulgaria Aberdeen attracted their biggest Euro crowd to date as 29,000 crammed Pittodrie. The crowd were rewarded after only seven minutes when Robb steered a Forrest pass past the keeper to settle the home side. Six minutes before the break Taylor took advantage of a defensive slip and hit a screamer into the net to give the Dons a 2-0 interval lead. The Dons could have added more after the interval but the crowd went home happy anyway with a second round spot secured. The draw was not to be favourable as Aberdeen were to face Spanish opposition for the first time.
Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Clark, Hermiston, Shewan, Petersen, McMillan, Craig (Buchan 84), Rae, Robb, Forrest, Smith, Taylor.

Unused Subs:


Slavia Sofia Teamsheet:  Simeonov, Charliev, Petrov, Jonov, Davidov, Kristev, Haralampiev (? 78), Vassilov, Grigorov, Tassev (? 67), Letchov.

Unused Subs: Buchan for Craig.

Bookings:  Letchov,   Vassilov

Referee: Curt Liedberg, Sweden

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