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Croatian pair steer Hamburg to victory

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.50CET
MŠK Žilina 1-2 Hamburger SV
Mladen Petrić shook off a recent virus to put Hamburg on track in Group F, with compatriot Ivica Olić adding the Bundesliga leaders' second goal.
Croatian pair steer Hamburg to victory
Ivica Olić is congratulated on following up compatriot Mladen Petrić's opener ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ŽilinaHamburg

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners3
 
4
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.50CET

Croatian pair steer Hamburg to victory

MŠK Žilina 1-2 Hamburger SV
Mladen Petrić shook off a recent virus to put Hamburg on track in Group F, with compatriot Ivica Olić adding the Bundesliga leaders' second goal.

Mladen Petrić shook off a recent virus to help Hamburger SV to a UEFA Cup victory at MŠK Žilina.

First-half goals
Petrić had been forced to sit out Sunday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with FC Schalke 04 but showed no ill-effects in Slovakia as he scored inside 15 minutes. Fellow Croatian international Ivica Olić added a second just before half-time and that proved enough to claim three Group F points, despite substitute Emil Rilke's consolation with 21 minutes left. It could be a valuable return in a section containing Hamburg's fellow former European champions AFC Ajax and Aston Villa FC plus SK Slavia Praha.

Absent trio
Despite Petrić's return, Hamburg were still not at full-strength, with injured trio Nigel de Jong, Marcell Jansen and Thiago Neves unavailable against a team on a five-match unbeaten home run in UEFA competition. Admir Vladavić's early shot certainly tested Hamburg goalkeeper Frank Rost, who then turned an effort from the striker round the post, but they were soon behind when Petrić headed in Thimothée Atouba's left-wing cross.

Second strike
Žilina shrugged off the setback and Adauto Da Silva forced another save from Rost, while Hamburg midfielder David Jarolím blocked a Peter Pekarík shot. However, in pushing forward the home side left space at the back and moments before the break Guy Demel's inswinging corner was met by the right boot of Olić to double the lead. Žilina pulled a goal back when a Vladavić centre was volleyed in by Rilke, who had only been on the pitch for three minutes. But the best of the late chances went to Olić, his header being stopped by Žilina goalkeeper Dušan Perniš.

Last updated: 24/10/08 0.49CET

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Lineups

žilina

Žilina

hamburg

Hamburg

22
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
23
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
Substitution54
20
DemelGuy Demel
11
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
Yellow Card79
15
PiačekJozef Piaček
Yellow Card72
Substitution87
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
4
VomáčkaBenjamin Vomáčka
3
AtoubaThimothée Atouba
Substitution83
2
TesákLukáš Tesák
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
6
ŠtrbaZdeno Štrba (C)
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
14
ŠtyvarPeter Štyvar
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
25
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
11
OlićIvica Olić
Goal45+1
10
AdautoDa Silva Adauto
Yellow Card77
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution74
8
KaroglanMislav Karoglan
Substitution66
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Goal15

Substitutes

1
SemanMiroslav Seman (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
2
Alex SilvaAlex Silva
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
Substitution87
6
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
9
RilkeEmil Rilke
Substitution66
Goal69
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution83
20
ĎuricaMartin Ďurica
Substitution54
Yellow Card59
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution74
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
40
AogoDennis Aogo

Coach

Dušan Radolský (SVK) Martin Jol (NED)

Referee

Tony Asumaa (FIN)

Assistant referees

Jukka-Pekka Koskela (FIN), Matti Heininen (FIN)

Fourth official

Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

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