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Slick Hamburg too strong for NEC

Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 22.30CET
NEC Nijmegen 0-3 Hamburger SV
Goals from Piotr Trochowski, Alex Silva and Ivica Olić gave Martin Jol's side a handsome win, leaving their Dutch rivals with it all to do in the deciding leg.
Slick Hamburg too strong for NEC
Hamburg goalscoer Ivica Olić (left) battles with Patrick Pothuizen at De Goffert ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NECHamburg

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
7
Corners4
 
7
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed22
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 22.30CET

Slick Hamburg too strong for NEC

NEC Nijmegen 0-3 Hamburger SV
Goals from Piotr Trochowski, Alex Silva and Ivica Olić gave Martin Jol's side a handsome win, leaving their Dutch rivals with it all to do in the deciding leg.

Hamburger SV took a huge step towards the UEFA Cup Round of 16 following a comfortable victory over NEC Nijmegen at De Goffert.

Healthy advantage
Two goals in the last five minutes of the first half from Piotr Trochowski and Alex Silva put the visitors in control, and Croatia forward Ivica Olić added a third with 15 minutes remaining to give Martin Jol's side a very healthy advantage with the home leg to come next Thursday.

Early pressure
Hamburg started brightly with Olić in particular causing problems in the hosts' ranks. His 20th-minute cross was headed over by Czech midfielder David Jarolím and seconds later the Bundesliga outfit threatened again, with defender Joris Mathijsen heading Marcell Jansen's cross wide. NEC responded positively with Patrick Pothuizen's close-range effort drawing a smart block from Hamburg keeper Frank Rost, before Arkadiusz Radomski fired over from outside the box.

Breakthrough
Trochowski went close for Hamburg before giving his side the lead in the 41st minute, drilling in a free-kick after Milano Koenders had been penalised for handball. Four minutes later, it was two as Mladen Petrić got to the byline and crossed for Silva to apply the simplest of finishes. NEC goalkeeper Gábor Babos was in the thick of the action again soon after the resumption, hanging on to shots from Jansen and Olić.

Late third
The German side were creating plenty of openings, many from Trochowski's set-piece deliveries, with Olić and Jansen both going close before the former wrapped up victory. Petrić was again the provider, marauding down the right and squaring for compatriot Olić to smash in and register his fifth goal in this season's UEFA Cup.

Last updated: 18/02/09 23.44CET

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Lineups

nec

NEC

hamburg

Hamburg

1
BabosGábor Babos (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
2
ZomerRamon Zomer
2
Alex SilvaAlex Silva
Goal45
3
KoendersMilano Koenders
Yellow Card62
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
5
El-AkchaouiYoussef El-Akchaoui (C)
7
JansenMarcell Jansen
Substitution86
6
PothuizenPatrick Pothuizen
Substitution78
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
8
DavidsLorenzo Davids
11
OlićIvica Olić
Goal75
Substitution80
9
Van BeukeringJhon van Beukering
Substitution70
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
10
SchöneLasse Schöne
Substitution46
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Goal41
16
SibumBas Sibum
16
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard
Substitution62
23
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
Yellow Card31
20
DemelGuy Demel
26
NtibazonkizaSaidi Ntibazonkiza
40
AogoDennis Aogo

Substitutes

25
BaartRein Baart (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
4
KivuvuDominique Kivuvu
Substitution78
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
15
Van den BogaartMark van den Bogaart
19
BoatengJérôme Boateng
22
TshibambaJoël Tshibamba
Substitution70
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution80
34
BurgzorgMitchell Burgzorg
24
NdjengMarcel Ndjeng
35
El KabirMostapha El Kabir
Substitution46
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
Substitution62
36
WeiserBastian Weiser
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution86

Coach

Mario Been (NED) Martin Jol (NED)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Bojan Ul (SVN), Andrej Kokolj (SVN)

Fourth official

Peter Sart (SVN)

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