Weserstadion - Bremen 18/03/2010 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Bremen - Valencia
4-4
Aggregate: 5-5 Valencia win on away goals
 

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Villa hat-trick only half the story

Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.56CET
Werder Bremen 4-4 Valencia CF (agg: 5-5, Valencia on away goals)
A David Villa hat-trick swung the tie in the Spanish side's favour after a remarkable night in Germany.
by Trevor Huggins
from Weserstadion

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Match statistics

Bremen
Valencia

4

Goals scored

4

27

Attempts on target

12

0

Attempts off target

0

7

Corners

5

3

Offsides

3

5

Fouls committed

11

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

Lineups

bremen

Bremen

valencia

Valencia

1Wiese (GK)1César Sánchez (GK)
3Pasanen2Bruno Saltor
Substitution46
4Naldo3Maduro
6Borowski
Substitution22
5Marchena (C)
Substitution65
8Fritz
Substitution80
7Villa
Goal3
Goal45
Goal66
10Marin
Goal62
8Baraja
Yellow Card90+2
11Özil10Juan Mata
Goal15
Yellow Card82
14Hunt15Dealbert
22Frings (C)
Goal57
17Joaquín
Yellow Card55
Substitution55
24Pizarro
Goal84
21Silva
29Mertesacker23Miguel
Yellow Card67

Substitutes

21Mielitz (GK)13Moyà (GK)
9Rosenberg
Substitution80
Yellow Card87
9Žigić
15Prödl18Manuel Fernandes
Substitution55
16Abdennour28Jordi Alba
Substitution46
Yellow Card57
17Husejinović30Míchel
Substitution65
20Jensen33Carles Martínez
23Hugo Almeida
Substitution22
Goal26
44Joel

Coaches

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Unai Emery (ESP)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

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Last updated: 18/03/2010 21:07 CET

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Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.56CET

Villa hat-trick only half the story

Werder Bremen 4-4 Valencia CF (agg: 5-5, Valencia on away goals)
A David Villa hat-trick swung the tie in the Spanish side's favour after a remarkable night in Germany.

A David Villa hat-trick earned Valencia CF an astonishing 4-4 draw with Werder Bremen that ensured them a UEFA Europa League quarter-final place courtesy of the away-goals rule.

The two sides settled for a sober 1-1 draw in last week's first leg in Spain, but they produced a stunning return at the Weserstadion. Villa signalled his return from a shoulder problem with a goal in the third minute and Juan Mata struck in the 15th before substitute Hugo Almeida pulled one back for the hosts.

Villa's second on the stroke of half-time looked decisive, only for Bremen captain Torsten Frings to convert a 57th-minute penalty and Marko Marin to hit their third in a stirring comeback. Villa, however, then raced away to fire Valencia's fourth and put his side into Friday's draw, despite Claudio Pizarro's 84th-minute equaliser.

Valencia made light of several absentees through injury and suspension as they took the game to Bremen from the start. David Silva provided assists for all three of their first-half strikes, starting with a pass for Villa following Naldo's weak header. The striker made no mistake with his angled shot past Tim Wiese and neither did Mata after Silva's ball over the top of the Bremen defence. Almeida tapped home Pizarro's cross just four minutes after coming on but there was more to come from Villa with a low shot through the crowd after Silva had brilliantly rescued the ball and provided the perfect pass.

Coming out 3-1 down for the second half, Bremen's task was soon made easier when Valencia substitute Jordi Alba brought down Marin. Frings, who also scored from the spot in the first leg, repeated the feat and five minutes later Marin followed up with a vicious shot from inside the box to make it all square on the night. Villa looked to have ended the drama with his third and Valencia's fourth, but Pizarro's header brought more drama as the visitors held on.

Last updated: 27/11/12 5.51CET

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