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Clinical Porto wreck Hamburg hopes

Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 0.25CET
Hamburger SV 1-3 FC Porto Lucho González, Lisandro López and Bruno Moraes all registered fine goals to keep Porto in contention in Group G.
by Andreas Alf
from Arena Hamburg

Match statistics

HamburgPorto

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
10
Corners7
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
25
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 0.25CET

Clinical Porto wreck Hamburg hopes

Hamburger SV 1-3 FC Porto Lucho González, Lisandro López and Bruno Moraes all registered fine goals to keep Porto in contention in Group G.

FC Porto are in firm contention to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout stages as they claimed victory at Hamburger SV to effectively end the German club's wretched European campaign.

Vital points
A spectacular Lucho González strike right before half-time put the visitors in the driving seat and Lisandro López doubled the lead after an hour. Rafael van der Vaart's header kept Hamburg's dreams alive, but the last word came from Porto substitute Bruno Moraes. The 2003/04 champions are now third in Group G, but only a point behind leaders PFC CSKA Moskva whom they visit next.

Van der Vaart start
Inspired by playmaker Van der Vaart, making his long-awaited group stage bow for Hamburg, and 21-year-old competition debutant Benny Feilhaber, the hosts piled on the pressure from the off. But Porto's assured central defenders Pepe and Bruno Alves kept Hamburg strikers Danijel Ljuboja and Boubacar Sanogo subdued in the opening quarter-hour and the Portuguese title-holders had the first opportunity when Raul Meireles's effort from a wide angle was parried by goalkeeper Sascha Kirschstein.

Ljuboja denied
Moments later the individual class of Hélder Postiga, who broke his UEFA Champions League duck in Porto's 4-1 defeat of Hamburg two weeks ago, caused even more trouble. The fast forward beat Hamburg defender Joris Mathijsen, but his shot sailed over the crossbar. Hamburg responded when Juan Pablo Sorín, who had recovered from a pelvic complaint to play, delivered a precise cross to Ljuboja. Helton did well to save the resulting header.

Spectacular strike
Hamburg's thirst for a first win was obvious, but the legacy of three group defeats appeared to affect their nervous defence who were allowing Porto room to create danger. Sorín and Ljuboja went close, yet just when it seemed the half would finish goalless, Lucho González produced the opener with a blistering long-range drive after neat interplay from his team-mates.

Hamburg frustrated
With 45 minutes to save their European challenge as the second half began, Hamburg were unable to raise their game. Thomas Doll's men did their best to attack up the flanks, but the final delivery to the waiting strikers was lacking. By contrast, Hélder Postiga could have doubled the advantage twice from promising positions but each time was denied by Kirschstein.

Exchange of goals
Porto, though, were continuing to impress with their quick-passing style despite the absence of injured Brazilian starlet Anderson. Their deserved second goal came on 61 minutes when Ricardo Quaresma crossed from the left and Lisandro López, who struck twice on Matchday 3, forced the ball in. This time, Doll's team replied immediately through Van der Vaart, who scored with a brilliant header from Piotr Trochowski's centre.

No equaliser
Hamburg poured forward but substitute Besart Berisha's effort from a narrow angle rattled the left post and Sanogo's header ended up the wrong side of the opposite upright seconds later. Hamburg's fourth consecutive group loss became a painful reality when Moraes turned and shot in from outside the area three minutes from time.

Last updated: 02/11/06 0.31CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

porto

Porto

12
KirschsteinSascha Kirschstein (GK)
1
HeltonHelton (GK)
2
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
3
PepePepe
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
Substitution65
7
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González (C)
Goal44
7
MahdavikiaMehdi Mahdavikia
9
LisandroLisandro
Goal61
Substitution82
10
KompanyVincent Kompany
Substitution71
12
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
13
FucileJorge Fucile
17
SanogoBoubacar Sanogo
14
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart (C)
Yellow Card60
Goal62
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Yellow Card64
Substitution90+2
33
FeilhaberBenny Feilhaber
18
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
38
LjubojaDanijel Ljuboja
Substitution58
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution70

Substitutes

1
WächterStefan Wächter (GK)
99
Vítor BaíaVítor Baía (GK)
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution58
2
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
11
LauthBenjamin Lauth
5
ČechMarek Čech
Substitution90+2
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
11
SektiouiTarik Sektioui
16
KlingbeilRené Klingbeil
Substitution71
20
JorginhoJorginho
Substitution82
22
BerishaBesart Berisha
Substitution65
21
AlanAlan
27
LaasAlexander Laas
29
Bruno MoraesBruno Moraes
Substitution70
Yellow Card77
Goal87

Coach

Thomas Doll (GER) Jesualdo Ferreira (POR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Vincent Texier (FRA), Stéphane Duhamel (FRA)

Fourth official

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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