As they had in Torino Aberdeen started positively with the Pittodrie crowd backing them to the hilt. The red army didn't have to wait too long for their reward and it was a goal to savour. A probing run from McKimmie resulted in Paatelainen flicking the full back's cross into the danger area. Delle Carri's half clearance found Lee Richardson 20 yards out and the midfielder, hitting the sweetest strike of his career, found the postage stamp corner of the net to put the Dons ahead in the tie.
Worse was to follow seven minutes after the interval as Carbone once again provided the ammunition for Torino. He deceived McKimmie on the left and found Silenzi in the centre to head past the helpless Snelders. Aberdeen now required two goals just to take the tie into extra time. The Italians expertly shut up shop and although the Dons dominated the rest of the match they just couldn't convert any of the chances. Richardson went closest in the closing minutes when He sent a shot just wide of Gucci's post.