Monday, January 2, 2012

Uefa Cup 1975 1976 Liverpool Slask Wroclaw

3rd Round,
Second Leg
10 December 1975
Anfield Road,

Attendance: 17,886

  Victory against WKS Slask Wroclaw at Anfield was a formality. Liverpool supporters had been put off by the likelihood of a meaningless match, and as a consequence, Anfield hosted its lowest European crowd in 12 seasons, with just under 18,000 present to witness a comfortable win. One report called the game 'an annihilation', but that was probably a slight exaggeration. Liverpool certainly coasted home without extending themselves, although for most players and supporters it was a game to be quickly forgotten, for Jimmy Case, it was a truly memorable evening. The Liverpool-born player, who had only a handful of appearances under his belt, was called into the Liverpool line-up an hour before the kickoff, when Steve Heighway pulled out with a sore throat. At that stage in his career, 21-year-old Case operated as a striker, and he proved his mettle with a glorious hat-trick. He simply outclassed the Poles. It took Case just 22 minutes to find the route to goal, after a stylish feint by Toshack had given him a clear sight of the Polish 'keeper. It was Liverpool's 100th goal in Europe. Seven minutes later, Keegan put Case through and he scored Liverpool's second. A minute after the interval, Case netted when Kalinowski failed to hold a Brian Hall shot. Case had beaten the Poles on his own. The small crowd — less than half that present in Poland — could at least wend its way home satisfied that they had seen a Liverpool player with a bright future.

Liverpool: Clemence, Neat, Smith, P. Thompson, Kennedy (Cormack), Hughes, Keegan, Hall, Case, Toshack, Callaghan.

WKS Slask Wroclaw: Kalinowski, Balcerzak, Kowalczyk, Karpihski, Erlich, Kopycki, Pawlowski, Faber (Wanat), Garlowski, Olesiak (Kwiatkowski), Sybis.
Scorer: Case (22, 29, 46). 

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