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Timely Hamburg secure passage

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.36CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Hamburger SV
Nigel de Jong and Piotr Trochowski scored in the last two minutes to ensure Hamburg's Round of 32 berth.
Timely Hamburg secure passage
Nigel de Jong (front) celebrates his opener with Joris Mathijsen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebHamburg

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts8
 
11
on target4
 
7
off target4
 
4
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
7
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
9

Standings

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 0.36CET

Timely Hamburg secure passage

NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Hamburger SV
Nigel de Jong and Piotr Trochowski scored in the last two minutes to ensure Hamburg's Round of 32 berth.

Two late goals at NK Dinamo Zagreb ensured Hamburger SV maintained their 100 per cent record in this season's UEFA Cup and booked their place in the Round of 32.

Dinamo task
Dinamo, with one point in the group to Hamburg's six before tonight, gave the former European champions a real test but could not grab a goal and with two minutes left Nigel de Jong headed the visitors in front. Substitute Piotr Trochowski's injury-time penalty sealed the victory to keep UEFA Intertoto Cup winners Hamburg top of Group D. They will confirm that position with a home draw against the only side that can catch them, FC Basel 1893, on 20 December. Dinamo, meanwhile, must produce a two-goal win at Stade Rennais FC to pip SK Brann.

Early efforts
The home side began strongly, and within five minutes Hamburg defender Bastian Reinhardt had to react smartly to clear Luka Modrić's inswinging corner from danger. But it was the visitors who had the first real opportunity in the 18th minute as David Jarolím's fantastic long-range strike skimmed the crossbar.

Goalkeepers tested
Just before the half-hour mark, Ognjen Vukojević’s effort from the edge of the area went just wide and Dinamo came close again as Nikola Pokrivač forced Frank Rost into a save with a fierce shot. At the other end, Georg Koch tipped Vincent Kompany's strike past the post, and the Dinamo goalkeeper had a busy night from there on in.

Decisive strikes
But he was only beaten as time ran out, De Jong rising highest to head in Rafael van der Vaart's free-kick. Worse was to come for the Croatian champions as Hrvoje Čale fouled Guy Demel in the area and his fellow replacement Trochowski made no mistake from the spot.

Last updated: 06/12/07 11.41CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

hamburg

Hamburg

1
KochGeorg Koch (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
3
ČaleHrvoje Čale
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
Yellow Card34
6
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
Substitution90
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
7
EttoEtto
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
9
BalabanBoško Balaban
Substitution58
8
N. De JongNigel de Jong
Goal88
10
ModrićLuka Modrić (C)
10
KompanyVincent Kompany
15
CarlosCarlos
11
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution84
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Yellow Card47
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím
18
SammirSammir
Yellow Card58
Substitution76
18
CastelenRomeo Castelen
Substitution76
20
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
26
DrpićDino Drpić
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart (C)
Substitution89

Substitutes

22
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
11
TadićJosip Tadić
Substitution58
7
ZidanMohamed Zidan
13
ChagoMathias Chago
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution89
Goal90+3
19
GuelaFranck Guela
20
DemelGuy Demel
Substitution76
21
VrdoljakIvica Vrdoljak
Substitution76
22
Choupo-MotingEric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Substitution84
25
ŠokotaTomo Šokota
Substitution90
24
BrečkoMišo Brečko
30
VugrinecDavor Vugrinec
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin

Coach

Branko Ivankovic (CRO) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

George Drummond (SCO), Jim Charles Lyon (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution