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Yeboah costs Hamburg top spot

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 22.47CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 1-0 Hamburger SV
Samuel Yeboah's goal in the 23rd minute propelled the hosts to the top of Group C as they avenged a Matchday 2 defeat in Germany.
by Ofer Ronen-Abels
from Bloomfield Stadium

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Match statistics

H. Tel-AvivHamburg

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
16
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
9
Offsides6
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 22.47CET

Yeboah costs Hamburg top spot

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 1-0 Hamburger SV
Samuel Yeboah's goal in the 23rd minute propelled the hosts to the top of Group C as they avenged a Matchday 2 defeat in Germany.

Samuel Yeboah's solitary goal against Hamburger SV earned Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC victory and first place in UEFA Europa League Group C, completing their night's work with a lap of honour at Bloomfield Stadium.

Tremendous assist
Ghanaian striker Yeboah broke the deadlock on 23 minutes but it was the imagination and precision of Gil Vermouth which was instrumental in Hapoel's 13th goal of the group stage. The diminutive midfielder picked up what seemed like a harmless ball inside Hamburg's half before delivering a pinpoint diagonal pass which carved the German defence open. Yeboah, who had earlier forced Wolfgang Hesl to save for a corner, ghosted into the area and squeezed his shot under the advancing goalkeeper.

Double substitution
Six minutes later, Hapoel's Nigerian custodian Vincent Enyeama stood firm to repel Marcus Berg's fierce left-foot drive, and Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia made a double substitution at the break, bringing on Eljero Elia and Tunay Torun as he bid to wrest back control. The Turkish midfielder wasted a glorious chance to level the score on 59 minutes as he mis-hit his shot wide of the target following Robert Tesche's cut-back.

Confidence boost
Walid Badir denied HSV once more when he cleared an effort off the line, while at the opposite end Etey Schechter sent his close-range header agonisingly wide of the target. However, that had no bearing on the final outcome as Hapoel avenged their 4-2 loss in Germany on Matchday 2. Eli Gutman's side will now enter Friday's round of 32 draw with spirits high as one of the seeded sides.

Last updated: 27/11/12 15.09CET

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Lineups

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

hamburg

Hamburg

1
EnyeamaVincent Enyeama (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
3
DouglasDouglas
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
Yellow Card62
6
NatchoBebras Natcho
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen (C)
9
ShechterEtey Shechter
Substitution90
7
JansenMarcell Jansen
Yellow Card77
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
11
YeboahSamuel Yeboah
Goal23
Substitution68
13
TescheRobert Tesche
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution46
15
MenteshashviliZurab Menteshashvili
16
BergMarcus Berg
16
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Substitution81
20
DemelGuy Demel
19
Ben-DayanDedi Ben-Dayan
25
RincónTomás Rincón
Yellow Card90+1
23
KendeOmri Kende
28
TavaresMickaël Tavares
Substitution46

Substitutes

22
AbarbanelNhil Abarbanel (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
5
ZandbergMichael Zandberg
Substitution90
6
AogoDennis Aogo
12
MareVictor Mare
Substitution81
Yellow Card82
11
EliaEljero Elia
Substitution46
17
LalaMahran Lala
Substitution68
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím
18
AbutbulShay Abutbul
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
24
HutaYehuda Huta
27
BertramSören Bertram
29
DuaniRami Duani
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution46
Yellow Card86

Coach

Eli Gutman (ISR) Bruno Labbadia (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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