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Aberdeen 3 - 2 Bahia

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 2 Bahia

Aberdeen scorers: Mulhall 4, Brownlee 44, Davidson 58.
Bahia scorers: Santana 1, Rodrigues 15

12/09/1960 | KO: 20:00

No one who attended the Bahia game could claim he did not get full value. The evening was most enjoyable, with the added attractions of first-class playing by the City of Aberdeen Ladies' Pipe Band - also the first appearance at Pittodrie of the Arbroath Majorettes. They got a great reception from the crowd.


The officials from Bahia expressed themselves as being very happy with the visit. They were greatly taken with the Band - possibly the first time most of them had seen or heard a pipe band.
They also remarked on the tidy enclosure and on the pefect playing surface.

The Game

The atmosphere on Monday night was just right for an enjoyable friendly - from the moment the Brazilians ran on to the field. How the crowd enjoyed that characteristic salute - first to the people on the terracing and then to the spectators in the stand.
When Bahia opened the scoring early in the game, the Dons appeared a little uncertain, but they fought back splendidly and well merited the applause they got at the end.


The 4-2-4 formation may have something. We would like to reserve judgment, but we could visualise its possibilities with four outstanding flying forwards.

Source: Match Programme, 17th September 1960

Bahia Teamsheet
Cardosa, Pires, Henrique Santos, Flavio Santos, Arehari, Ferreira, Rodrigues, Santana (Leo), Dutra, Arujo, Freitas
Attendance: 15,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. D. Massie, Dundee
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