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Gekas pounces to hamper Hamburg

Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 23.45CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 Hamburger SV
Leverkusen have the edge in the all-German tie courtesy of a second-half goal from Theofanis Gekas.

Match statistics

LeverkusenHamburg

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners4
 
5
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed17
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 March 2008, 23.45CET

Gekas pounces to hamper Hamburg

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0 Hamburger SV
Leverkusen have the edge in the all-German tie courtesy of a second-half goal from Theofanis Gekas.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have the edge in the all-German UEFA Cup Round of 16 tie against Hamburger SV courtesy of a second-half goal from Theofanis Gekas.

Good omen
The Greek striker's header in the 77th minute produced echoes of Leverkusen's previous Bundesliga derby in this competition, when they defeated Werder Bremen 1-0 with a first-leg home goal to reach the 1987/88 final. They lifted the trophy that season, and will have high hopes after the win against a team that they have taken just one league point off in two meetings this term.

Tight first half
Hamburg did not concede in either of those Bundesliga encounters, and their defence kept the home side at bay well in the first half, Frank Rost only tested by an effort from the edge of the box by former HSV man Sergej Barbarez. Within seconds of the restart it was Hamburg on the attack, David Jarolím supplied by José Paolo Guerrero but shooting well over the crossbar.

Gekas on target
Leverkusen went straight up the other end and Gekas gave warning of what was to come with a header that crept just above the goal before Tranquillo Barnetta also threatened, in a second half that was proving far more open than the first. Another Gekas header narrowly missed the target with Rost beaten, but with 13 minutes left the Greek international rose to meet a Barnetta corner giving the goalkeeper no chance. Worse was to come for Hamburg when defender Vincent Kompany was booked, and both he and Nigel de Jong must sit out Wednesday's return for the sole UEFA Intertoto Cup survivors.

Last updated: 08/04/08 17.30CET

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Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

hamburg

Hamburg

1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
20
DemelGuy Demel
Substitution56
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
2
HagguiKarim Haggui
Yellow Card49
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
15
SarpeiHans Sarpei
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider (C)
Substitution75
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
23
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart (C)
36
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
Substitution67
8
N. De JongNigel de Jong
Yellow Card50
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
10
KompanyVincent Kompany
Yellow Card36
10
GekasFanis Gekas
Yellow Card58
Goal77
Substitution87
11
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution76
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Yellow Card43
Substitution79

Substitutes

22
FernandezBenedikt Fernandez (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
8
FreierPaul Freier
Substitution67
7
ZidanMohamed Zidan
Substitution79
16
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
13
FillingerMario Fillinger
20
SinkiewiczLukas Sinkiewicz
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution76
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution75
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution56
28
RamelowCarsten Ramelow
22
Choupo-MotingEric Maxim Choupo-Moting
29
Callsen-BrackerJan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
Substitution87
24
BrečkoMišo Brečko

Coach

Michael Skibbe (GER) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Calum Murray (SCO)

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