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Resolute Rapid hold off Hamburg

Published: Thursday 16 March 2006, 0.40CET
Hamburger SV 3-1 AFC Rapid Bucuresti
(agg: 3-3, Rapid win on away goals)

Mugurel Buga's strike took the Romanian side through.

Match statistics

HamburgRapid Bucureşti

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
14
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 16 March 2006, 0.40CET

Resolute Rapid hold off Hamburg

Hamburger SV 3-1 AFC Rapid Bucuresti
(agg: 3-3, Rapid win on away goals)

Mugurel Buga's strike took the Romanian side through.

Mugurel Buga's second-half strike proved decisive as AFC Rapid Bucuresti edged into the UEFA Cup quarter-finals on away goals following an absorbing 3-1 defeat by Hamburger SV in Germany.

Hamburg hampered
Buga also registered with two minutes remaining in the first leg, giving the Romanian team a two-goal cushion, but Hamburg clawed their way back into the tie at the AOL Arena. Benjamin Lauth raised home hopes with the opener midway through the first half, and by the interval Sergej Barbarez had brought the Bundesliga side level on aggregate. But Buga's 51st-minute effort left Thomas Doll's men needing to score twice and although Rafael van der Vaart managed one, a second proved elusive.

Defensive hesitancy
Instead Rapid's impressive European adventure continued, and this always looked likely after a bright opening as Buga posed an early threat to the Hamburg defence. The visitors were unable to marry possession with opportunities, however, and it was Hamburg who broke the deadlock midway through the half. A minute after Van der Vaart's blistering shot forced a fine save from Danut Coman, the Rapid back line failed to deal with Guy Demel's long throw-in and Lauth was on hand to fire in.

Half-time change
Twelve minutes later the tie was level as the influential Van der Vaart threaded the ball through to Barbarez, who rifled it into the roof of the net. With the tide firmly in the hosts' favour, Rapid coach Razvan Lucescu sought to stem the flow at the interval and brought on Valentin Marian Negru and Viorel Moldovan. The substitutions paid almost immediate dividends as Moldovan crossed for the lively Buga to nod in and leave Hamburg needing to score twice.

Late chances
Van der Vaart then restored his team's two-goal advantage on the night, as well as their ambition, just after the hour, but with substitutes Naohiro Takahara and Bastian Reinhardt squandering good chances, Rapid held on.

Last updated: 16/03/06 15.00CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

12
KirschsteinSascha Kirschstein (GK)
1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
5
I. StancuIonut Stancu
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten (C)
6
RadaIonuţ Rada
6
WickyRaphael Wicky
9
BădoiValentin Bădoi
7
MahdavikiaMehdi Mahdavikia
13
DicăEmil Dică
Substitution45
10
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
Goal36
14
PerjăDănuţ Perjă
11
LauthBenjamin Lauth
Goal24
Substitution83
21
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae (C)
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím
23
M. ConstantinMarius Constantin
20
DemelGuy Demel
Substitution53
25
C. StancuConstantin Stancu
21
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
28
N. ConstantinNicolae Constantin
Substitution45+1
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart
Goal62
29
BugaMugurel Buga
Goal51
Substitution70

Substitutes

1
WächterStefan Wächter (GK)
32
MincăMihai Mincă (GK)
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
Substitution83
3
RusuAdrian Rusu
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
7
VasilacheCiprian Vasilache
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
8
NegruValentin Negru
Substitution45
16
KlingbeilRené Klingbeil
20
BurdujanLucian Burdujan
Substitution70
Yellow Card74
27
LaasAlexander Laas
99
V MoldovanViorel Moldovan
Substitution45+1
32
TakaharaNaohiro Takahara
Substitution53
30
CurcaIonut Curca (GK)

Coach

Thomas Doll (GER) Răzvan Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bill René Hansen (DEN), Anders Nørrestrand (DEN)

Fourth official

Emil Laursen (DEN)

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