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Olić helps Hamburg hold on to top spot

Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 23.30CET
Hamburger SV 1-1 FC Basel 1893
Ivica Olić's late goal earned the home side a point that secured first place in Group D against ten-man Basel.
Olić helps Hamburg hold on to top spot
Hamburg goalscorer Ivica Olić celebrates with Jerome Boateng ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HamburgBasel

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
4
Corners7
 
0
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
19
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 23.30CET

Olić helps Hamburg hold on to top spot

Hamburger SV 1-1 FC Basel 1893
Ivica Olić's late goal earned the home side a point that secured first place in Group D against ten-man Basel.

Hamburger SV claimed first place in UEFA Cup Group D as Ivica Olić's late goal earned a 1-1 draw against ten-man FC Basel 1893.

Second-half action
The Swiss side kicked off two points behind Hamburg and knew that victory would win the section and secure a tie against a third-placed team from one of the seven other sections in Friday's Round of 32 draw, but their hopes of overhauling Hamburg suffered a setback five minutes into the second half as Reto Zanni was dismissed for a second bookable offence. Basel did take the lead through Ivan Ergić eight minutes later, but were unable to hang on as Olić replied with 17 minutes remaining to give Hamburg the point they needed.

Costanzo heroics
Both clubs had already qualified and it was the home side who began brighter, Nigel de Jong meeting Rafael van der Vaart's free-kick with his head and forcing Franco Costanzo to save with his right foot before reacting smartly to keep out Bastian Reinhardt's follow-up effort. The Basel goalkeeper held Hamburg at bay throughout the first half although Olić and Var der Vaart failed to take three presentable chances in quick succession on the half-hour.

Ten men denied
With playmaker Carlitos shackled by the home defence, Basel struggled to create much in attack and their prospects looked bleak when Zanni brought down Vincent Kompany to collect a second yellow card in the 50th minute. Eight minutes later, however, Ergić reacted fastest to turn in Benjamin Huggel's mis-hit shot from a Michel Morganella cross. Just as Basel might have been dreaming about holding on for a heroic three points, Romeo Castelen raced down the right wing and crossed for the waiting Olić to thump in the equaliser and ensure his side would finish a place higher than their opponents.

Last updated: 21/12/07 10.29CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

basel

Basel

1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
1
CostanzoFranco Costanzo (GK)
Yellow Card88
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
32
ZanniReto Zanni
Yellow Card20
Red Card49
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
21
MarqueFrançois Marque
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
3
HodelRonny Hodel
10
KompanyVincent Kompany
Yellow Card31
Substitution71
8
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
Yellow Card43
8
N. De JongNigel de Jong
12
BaPapa Malick Ba
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím
37
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution51
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart (C)
22
ErgićIvan Ergić (C)
Goal58
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution62
30
CarlitosCarlitos
Substitution81
11
OlićIvica Olić
Goal73
23
EduardoEduardo
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
18
CraytonLouis Crayton (GK)
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution62
4
MorganellaMichel Morganella
Substitution51
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
15
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
18
CastelenRomeo Castelen
Substitution71
16
F. FreiFabian Frei
22
Choupo-MotingEric Maxim Choupo-Moting
20
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution81
24
BrečkoMišo Brečko
24
CabralCabral
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
31
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Substitution85

Coach

Huub Stevens (NED) Christian Gross (SUI)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Abildgaard (DEN), Torben Jensen (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

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