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Olympiacos hit top gear to sink Hertha

Published: Friday 19 December 2008, 0.30CET
Olympiacos CFP 4-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
Second-half goals from Dudu, Luciano Galletti, Vassilis Torosidis and Diogo Luis Santo ended Hertha's adventure with the Piraeus side moving on.
Olympiacos hit top gear to sink Hertha
Dudu (third left) heads in Olympiacos' opener ©Getty Images

Match statistics

OlympiacosHertha

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target8
 
5
Corners7
 
5
Offsides4
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 19 December 2008, 0.30CET

Olympiacos hit top gear to sink Hertha

Olympiacos CFP 4-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
Second-half goals from Dudu, Luciano Galletti, Vassilis Torosidis and Diogo Luis Santo ended Hertha's adventure with the Piraeus side moving on.

Olympiacos CFP came through a test of nerve with flying colours as they won 4-0 against Hertha BSC Berlin in a game they needed only to draw to move on to the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Hertha eliminated
Second-half goals from Dudu, Luciano Galletti, Vassilis Torosidis and Diogo Luis Santo saw Ernesto Valverde's side make amends for 1-0 away losses against Galatasaray AŞ and FC Metalist Kharkiv earlier in the group stage, but defeat proved to be the end of the road for Hertha, with Lucien Favre's side finishing fourth in the section with just two points.

No way back
Hertha were sporadically dangerous in the first half despite the absences of Andriy Voronin and Gojko Kačar, with Cicero Santos testing Antonis Nikopolidis with a right-footed shot on 39 minutes that the goalkeeper had to tip round the post. However, there was no way back for the German side after Dudu headed home from Predrag Djordjević's sweetly-flighted free-kick after 55 minutes.

Final flourish
Hertha keeper Jarsolav Drobný did well to deny Galletti after the Argentinian cut in from the left a few minutes later, but could do little to deny him as he finished from the penalty spot after a foul on Dudu. It seemed the game might end at 2-0 but the Greek champions found another gear in the final three minutes. First, Torosidis stole in to score after good work on the right from substitute Sebastian Leto before Diogo slid in to convert from Didier Domi's accurate cross from the left.

Last updated: 19/12/08 9.52CET

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Lineups

olympiacos

Olympiacos

hertha

Hertha

71
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK)
1
DrobnýJaroslav Drobný (GK)
35
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis
Goal87
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
Substitution69
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
2
KakáKaká
Yellow Card59
3
DomiDidier Domi
13
SteinMarc Stein
2
PatsatzoglouChristos Patsatzoglou
25
NicuMaximilian Nicu
Substitution88
20
DuduDudu
Goal55
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai (C)
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Goal68
Substitution75
28
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
25
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Substitution84
7
CíceroCícero
11
P. DjordjevićPredrag Djordjević (C)
Yellow Card55
Substitution60
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution75
10
DiogoDiogo
Yellow Card58
Goal88
10
RaffaelRaffael

Substitutes

50
KovácPavol Kovác (GK)
30
GängChristopher Gäng (GK)
5
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
15
RodneiRodnei
8
Óscar GonzálezÓscar González
16
LúcioLúcio
Substitution88
9
KovačevićDarko Kovačević
Substitution84
23
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Substitution69
19
MendrinosKostas Mendrinos
27
ChermitiAmine Chermiti
Substitution75
23
LetoSebastian Leto
Substitution60
30
PantosTasos Pantos
Substitution75
Yellow Card79

Coach

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Lucien Favre (SUI)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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