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Bremen comeback stuns Sampdoria

Published: Tuesday 24 August 2010, 23.42CET
UC Sampdoria 3-2 SV Werder Bremen (agg: 4-5, aet)
Markus Rosenberg's last-gasp strike forced extra time and Claudio Pizarro scored to settle a pulsating tie.
by Richard Aikman
from Luigi Ferraris stadium

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Match statistics

SampdoriaBremen

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
8
Attempts off target3
 
10
Corners7
 
9
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed20
 
30
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 August 2010, 23.42CET

Bremen comeback stuns Sampdoria

UC Sampdoria 3-2 SV Werder Bremen (agg: 4-5, aet)
Markus Rosenberg's last-gasp strike forced extra time and Claudio Pizarro scored to settle a pulsating tie.

SV Werder Bremen are through to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the sixth time in seven seasons after edging past UC Sampdoria in a pulsating extra-time win in Genoa.

Two first-half goals by Giampaolo Pazzini and Antonio Cassano's 85th-minute strike appeared to have done enough to earn Domenico Di Carlo's men a 4-3 aggregate victory. However, substitute Markus Rosenberg gave the visitors a lifeline with a dramatic added-time strike, paving the way for Claudio Pizarro to settle matters from distance ten minutes into extra-time.

Spurred on by deafening home support, Cassano headed Franco Semioli's cross over the bar on six minutes. He soon made amends for his miss, though, picking out Pazzini at the far post with a chipped cross that the former ACF Fiorentina striker nodded in at Tim Wiese's near post. Pazzini quickly doubled his tally, lashing Marius Stankevičius's right-wing free-kick into the roof of the net.

Unbowed, Bremen gathered themselves, earning a succession of free-kicks and corners which were repelled by the Blucerchiati. Tim Borowski's header was well held by Gianluca Curci, and Sandro Wagner shot wide, but the visitors had to be grateful to Clemens Fritz for clearing Pazzini's 39th-minute header off the goal line, and to Wiese for parrying Cassano's low drive.

Bremen came at their hosts with greater purpose after the break, Pizarro and Wagner seeing headers saved and blocked respectively. Although Wiese had to be alive to Cassano's instinctive shot, the Blucerchiati found themselves defending ever deeper as Thomas Schaaf's men sought the crucial away goal.

Sampdoria, epitomised by the stoic Daniele Gastaldello, made a series of crucial interventions at the back and looked set to go through in normal time after surviving errant efforts by Per Mertesacker, Philipp Bargfrede and Marko Arnautović. Their chances increased with a breakaway third made by Semioli and finished with an impudent flick of the heel by Cassano. In added time, however, Rosenberg found enough time and space to make it 4-4 on aggregate with a low strike from 20 metres.

Buoyed by newfound hope, Bremen poured forward in the extra half-hour, Marko Marin setting the tone with a rasping shot from the edge of the area which came back off the bar. Indeed, it was the lively 21-year-old who teed up Pizarro to let fly from distance and silence the natives for the first time. Samp now required two goals, but the 20 remaining minutes were only long enough for them to see Marin hit the woodwork once more.

Last updated: 27/11/12 12.49CET

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Lineups

sampdoria

Sampdoria

bremen

Bremen

85
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
Substitution79
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Yellow Card23
6
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution63
8
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution66
8
FritzClemens Fritz
10
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Goal8
Goal13
10
MarinMarko Marin
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo (C)
Yellow Card88
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
Yellow Card13
23
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
19
WagnerSandro Wagner
Substitution72
26
VoltaMassimo Volta
22
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
28
GastaldelloDaniele Gastaldello
Yellow Card77
24
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Yellow Card93 ET
Goal100 ET
77
SemioliFranco Semioli
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Goal85
Substitution90
44
BargfredePhilipp Bargfrede

Substitutes

1
Da CostaAngelo Da Costa (GK)
21
MielitzSebastian Mielitz (GK)
7
ManniniDaniele Mannini
Substitution73
2
BoenischSebastian Boenisch
Substitution79
9
PozziNicola Pozzi
Substitution90
7
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Substitution63
Yellow Card79
11
KomanVladimir Koman
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Substitution72
Goal90+3
12
TissoneFernando Tissone
Substitution66
Substitution73
20
JensenDaniel Jensen
24
RossiniJonathan Rossini
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo

Coach

Domenico Di Carlo (ITA) Thomas Schaaf (GER)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN)

Fourth official

Ferenc Bede (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Mihaly Fabian (HUN), Tamás Bognar (HUN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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