CITY 1 COLOGNE 1 (CITY WIN 9-8 ON PENALTIES)
Barcelona Tournament Friendly At Camp Nous
24th August 1982
City Corrigan, Ranson, Bond, McDonald, Caton, Jones, Keough, Reeves, Power, Cross, Hartford – subs used Davies(50), Tueart(62), May(53)
A penalty shoot—out settled this opening match of the Barcelona tournament played in the cavernous Camp Nous stadium where 5 of the World Cup games were staged. It was a fascinating finish, watched by 40,000 fans, and it turned the spotlight on joe Corrigan in the hero`s role again.
At one stage it seemed sub Dennis Tueart had made the winning breakthrough, scoring 4 minutes after taking over from Chris Jones, who had worked tirelessly. But that 66th minute lead was surrendered when Gunther Strack equalised 60 seconds later.
Yet Strack was denied a goal from the penalty spot in the shoot-out with Corrigan making a critical save after Kevin Reeves had missed his shot. Corrigan made a further save after Bobby McDonald had boobed and it was left to opposing keeper Harald Schumacher, the West German international, to save the match with City holding a 9-8 lead. But Corrigan came out top by beating out the spot kick.
A later argument from Cologne for a penalty retake was dismissed. They appealed that jones wasn`t eligible to have taken his kick because he`d been subbed.
FROM THE CITY PROGRAMME 1ST SEPTEMBER 1982