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Hamburg downed by Rapid fire power

Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 22.53CET
SK Rapid Wien 3-0 Hamburger SV
First-half strikes from Steffen Hofmann and Nikica Jelavić set the tone for a night to remember for a sold-out Ernst Happel Stadion.
Hamburg downed by Rapid fire power
Nikica Jelavić wheels away after making it 2-0 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid WienHamburg

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 September 2009, 22.53CET

Hamburg downed by Rapid fire power

SK Rapid Wien 3-0 Hamburger SV
First-half strikes from Steffen Hofmann and Nikica Jelavić set the tone for a night to remember for a sold-out Ernst Happel Stadion.

SK Rapid Wien left the sold-out Ernst Happel Stadion rocking as first-half goals from Steffen Hofmann and Nikica Jelavić set up a shock 3-0 UEFA Europa League victory over Hamburger SV.

Damage done
After a breakneck opening period Hofmann, Rapid's German captain, broke the deadlock in rather sedate fashion ten minutes before half-time. His free-kick from the right wing was innocuous enough but Frank Rost stalled fatally, the lightest of touches from Jerome Boateng confirming its passage into the far corner. Hamburg, fractious at best, were 2-0 down at the interval and though they improved after the restart the Group C spoils never looked like leaving Vienna, Christopher Drazan confirming victory late on.

Pressure
Backed by an effervescent crowd of 49,850 the Grün-Weissen were bright throughout and could have been ahead inside three minutes when Yasin Pehlivan fired just wide from distance. It was a sign of things to come for a HSV side struggling to find the fluency that has taken them to the Bundesliga summit this term. Jelavić was causing all manner of problems and midway through the half it took Boateng's last-ditch intervention to deny him an opener after a fine through-ball from Hofmann. It was only a fleeting reprieve, however, and former FC Bayern München trainee Hofmann soon broke the deadlock, sparking delirious celebrations in the stands.

Drazan strike
They had barely subsided when Jelavić made it 2-0 a minute before the interval. Veli Kavlak outmuscled Dennis Aogo and fired a low centre across the face of goal that beat the unbalanced Boateng, and Jelavić pounced. It was a hammer blow for the visitors, who could have taken the lead themselves had Markus Berg not contrived to limply fire wide on 26 minutes when clean through. Mladen Petrić and substitute Jonathan Pitroipa gave Hamburg greater impetus but despite the animated gesturing of Peter Pacult on the Rapid bench a comeback was never on. And 14 minutes from time 18-year-old replacement Drazan made sure of it, collecting a long punt from keeper Helge Payer and firing in from the edge of the box.

Last updated: 18/09/09 9.55CET

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

hamburg

Hamburg

24
PayerHelge Payer (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
Goal35
6
AogoDennis Aogo
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
16
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Goal44
Substitution86
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
11
EliaEljero Elia
18
EderHannes Eder
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
22
SomaRagnvald Soma
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Yellow Card42
Substitution46
27
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Yellow Card42
Substitution60
16
BergMarcus Berg
Substitution73
35
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
Yellow Card64
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
6
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
13
TescheRobert Tesche
9
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Substitution86
18
CastelenRomeo Castelen
13
SchösswendterChristoph Schösswendter
20
DemelGuy Demel
Substitution46
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution60
Goal76
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution46
31
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
28
TavaresMickaël Tavares
33
KonradMario Konrad
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution73

Coach

Peter Pacult (AUT) Bruno Labbadia (GER)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Tomislav Setka (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Marijo Strahonja (CRO), Damir Batinić (CRO)

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