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Heerenveen leave Hertha hurting

Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 0.46CET
Hertha BSC Berlin 0-1 SC Heerenveen
A first-half strike by Argentinian midfielder Hernán Losada gave Heerenveen's hopes of progress from Group D a major lift.
by Ian Holyman
from Olympiastadion
Heerenveen leave Hertha hurting
Hertha's Patrick Ebert tangles with Goran Popov of Heerenveen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HerthaHeerenveen

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target15
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
2
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Friday 23 October 2009, 0.46CET

Heerenveen leave Hertha hurting

Hertha BSC Berlin 0-1 SC Heerenveen
A first-half strike by Argentinian midfielder Hernán Losada gave Heerenveen's hopes of progress from Group D a major lift.

SC Heerenveen gave their hopes of reaching the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League a welcome shot in the arm with a 1-0 win at Hertha BSC Berlin.

Maiden win
Both sides had picked up a solitary point from their opening two Group D matches, but Jan de Jonge's men registered a morale-boosting triumph courtesy of Hernán Losada's 36th-minute strike. Hertha were unable to find a way through despite the visitors' Daryl Janmaat being sent off on 76 minutes, and were reduced to ten men themselves with Patrick Ebert's dismissal in added time. Victory left the Dutch side second in the section on four points, five behind leaders Sporting Clube de Portugal, but two clear of FK Ventspils and three ahead of Hertha.

Cutting edge
Hertha belied their troubling domestic form with a confident start, Adrián Ramos curling an early shot just wide of the target. Heerenveen, though, eased their way into the game and finally found a cutting edge to their neat approach play after the half-hour mark. A magnificent cross-field ball found the visitors' captain Michel Breuer forging down the right and his cutback picked out Losada, who fired low past Sascha Burchert.

Reflex stop
Hertha could have been level before half-time, but Cícero sent a vicious drive dipping narrowly over the bar before the Brazilian saw Brian Vandenbussche produce a wonderful reflex stop to preserve Heerenveen's advantage. The Dutch side almost had extra breathing space ten minutes after the break when Michal Papadopulos swivelled and thudded a shot against Burchert's left-hand post, but it was the hosts who looked the most likely to alter the scoreline.

Late challenge
Fabian Lustenberger sent a drive fizzing just wide while a volley from substitute Raffael brought another fine save from Vandenbussche. Janmaat, who had been on the pitch just three minutes, was then dismissed for a late challenge on Nemanja Pejčinović. However, Hertha were to endure a frustrating night, which was complete when Ebert was also red-carded to leave them bottom of the section ahead of their Matchday 4 trip to the Netherlands.

Last updated: 23/10/09 1.09CET

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Lineups

hertha

Hertha

heerenveen

Heerenveen

40
BurchertSascha Burchert (GK)
25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich (C)
Yellow Card62
3
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen
Yellow Card55
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
4
BreuerMichel Breuer (C)
5
PejčinovićNemanja Pejčinović
5
DingsdagMichael Dingsdag
7
CíceroCícero
Substitution62
7
ElmViktor Elm
9
RamosAdrián Ramos
11
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
13
SteinMarc Stein
17
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution73
18
WichniarekArtur Wichniarek
Substitution46
20
PopovGoran Popov
20
EbertPatrick Ebert
Yellow Card78
Red Card90+4
22
AssaidiOussama Assaidi
Yellow Card65
Substitution83
28
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
Yellow Card71
23
LosadaHernán Losada
Goal36
29
BigalkeSascha Bigalke
Substitution68
35
SibonGerald Sibon
Substitution66

Substitutes

37
SobtzikPatrick Sobtzik (GK)
24
LejsalMartin Lejsal (GK)
6
JankerChristoph Janker
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
Substitution83
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai
13
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
10
RaffaelRaffael
Substitution68
15
ŠvecMichal Švec
Substitution66
22
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
19
JanmaatDaryl Janmaat
Substitution73
Red Card76
23
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Substitution46
37
KoningGerry Koning
44
KačarGojko Kačar
Substitution62
40
WolvenRico Wolven

Coach

Friedhelm Funkel (GER) Jan De Jonge (NED)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Andreas Xanthou (CYP), Michael Soteriou (CYP)

Fourth official

Demetris Chrysostomou (CYP)

Additional assistant referees

Leontios Trattou (CYP), Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

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