Werder test against Aberdeen in Oldenburg.
24.07.2012, 11:08:36 Uhr
The talent-rich Scottish club ended last season in eighth place of 12 teams in the Premier League. After 33 game days, the league plays a playoffs with the top six teams as well as a relegation tournament with the last-placed team dropping to the second division. The Dons finished third to last in the relegation tournament.
FC Aberdeen experienced their most successful time under current Manchester United coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Before moving to ManU in 1986, Ferguson won three titles with Aberdeen (1980, 1984 and 1985) as well as four Scottish Cups (1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986). There was also winning the 1983 European Cup Winners Cup title, beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final. With their 1985 league crown, it was the last time a club other than the Glasgow clubs Rangers or Celtic took the title.
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The stadium gates and ticket box office open at 5 p.m. Since the stadium does not have a lot of parking spots, fans are asked to arrive using public transportation. There are also a limited number of spots under the highway bridge Marschweg.
FC Aberdeen: Brown, Osbourne (83rd Clark), Anderson, Considine, Magennis (58th Fraser), Jack, Rae, Hughes (46th Vernon), Pawlett (46th Smith), McGinn (69th Fallen), Hayes (74th Megginson)
Goal: 1-0 Elia (24th)
Referee: Frank Willenborg (Friesoythe)
Marschweg Stadium: 6,000 spectators