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Hamburg too hot for Villa to handle

Published: Wednesday 17 December 2008, 23.30CET
Hamburger SV 3-1 Aston Villa FC
Mladen Petrić and Ivica Olić shared three goals between them as Martin Jol's men guaranteed themselves top spot in UEFA Cup Group F.
Hamburg too hot for Villa to handle
Mladen Petrić (right) celebrates scoring Hamburg's first goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HamburgAston Villa

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners5
 
5
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed5
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Wednesday 17 December 2008, 23.30CET

Hamburg too hot for Villa to handle

Hamburger SV 3-1 Aston Villa FC
Mladen Petrić and Ivica Olić shared three goals between them as Martin Jol's men guaranteed themselves top spot in UEFA Cup Group F.

Hamburger SV guaranteed themselves a tie against one of the third-placed sides from the other UEFA Cup groups in the Round of 32 draw as they took an inexperienced Aston Villa FC side apart, with Ivica Olić on target twice.

No mercy
With AFC Ajax surprisingly drawing at home against eliminated SK Slavia Praha in the evening's other Group F fixture, Martin Jol's side showed their visitors little mercy, with Olić striking twice after fellow Croatian Mladen Petrić had first breached the English side's defence. Defeat saw Villa drop to third place in the section, and they will meet another group winner in the next phase.

Long ball
Only three of the players who started Villa's 4-2 win against Bolton Wanderers FC on Saturday - Luke Young, Carlos Cuéllar and Steven Sidwell - kicked off in Germany, but while Martin O'Neill's stand-ins defended steadily in numbers, they were undone on the break after 18 minutes. Bastian Reinhardt's long diagonal ball found Petrić, and the Croatian brought the ball down before sending a sweet swerving drive across Bradley Guzan and into the net.

Off the bar
Hamburg were 2-0 up 12 minutes later, Olić squirming past his marker to head in off the post following a fine Dennis Aogo cross, and Piotr Trochowski tested Guzan with another shot four minutes later before Craig Gardner fired just over with Villa's first meaningful effort of the game. However, the English team were relieved to go in just 2-0 down at the break as Marcell Jansen cracked an effort against the bar.

Bizarre consolation
Undeterred, Hamburg made it 3-0 on 57 minutes, with Joris Mathijsen's ball from inside his own area turning Olić loose to scamper beyond the covering defenders and drive brilliantly past Guzan. Villa looked finished, but got a goal in bizarre style late on, with Moustapha Salifou's wildly miscued shot redirected in by Nathan Delfouneso. However, their joy was short-lived, with Sidwell dismissed for a second bookable offence soon after.

Last updated: 18/12/08 0.32CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

aston villa

Aston Villa

1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
22
GuzanBrad Guzan (GK)
4
ReinhardtBastian Reinhardt
2
YoungLuke Young
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
Yellow Card32
4
SidwellSteve Sidwell
Yellow Card65
Red Card84
7
JansenMarcell Jansen
9
HarewoodMarlon Harewood
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Goal18
Substitution78
14
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
Goal83
11
OlićIvica Olić
Goal30
Goal57
Substitution67
16
KnightZat Knight
Yellow Card50
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
17
SalifouMoustapha Salifou
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution89
20
Reo-CokerNigel Reo-Coker (C)
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
21
ShoreyNicky Shorey
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
24
CuéllarCarlos Cuéllar
40
AogoDennis Aogo
26
GardnerCraig Gardner
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
1
FriedelBrad Friedel (GK)
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution67
15
DaviesCurtis Davies
20
DemelGuy Demel
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
46
BannanBarry Bannan
Substitution61
27
NevesThiago Neves
Substitution78
47
ClarkCiaran Clark
32
Ben-HatiraÄnis Ben-Hatira
Substitution89
49
HerdChristopher Herd
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
51
LowryShane Lowry

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Martin O'Neill (NIR)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Tikhon Kalugin (RUS), Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS)

Fourth official

Vladimir Pettay (RUS)

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