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Janssen jewel puts Twente on top

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 20.45CET
FC Twente 1-0 Werder Bremen
The visitors had most of the play but Twente are ahead thanks to a magnificent long-range Theo Janssen strike.
by Derek Brookman
from FC Twente Stadium

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Match statistics

TwenteBremen

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
9
Offsides5
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 20.45CET

Janssen jewel puts Twente on top

FC Twente 1-0 Werder Bremen
The visitors had most of the play but Twente are ahead thanks to a magnificent long-range Theo Janssen strike.

A superb goal from Theo Janssen gave FC Twente victory in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie with Werder Bremen.

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The Bundesliga side had the upper hand in the first half, with Claudio Pizarro in particular coming close, but it was the hosts who went in ahead thanks to a long-range rocket from Janssen. Bremen dominated most of the second half as well, however Twente held firm to give themselves every chance of reaching the last 16 next Thursday.

Werder had the first decent effort, Sander Boschker getting down smartly to parry Naldo's drive from distance. The visitors were in command and almost broke the deadlock midway through the first half as Marko Marin shot just wide. Minutes later, Marin fooled the Twente keeper by dummying Claudio Pizarro's low cross, only for the ball to drift a fraction wide of the post.

Twente finally threatened after 27 minutes, Theo Janssen whipping in a free-kick from the right that Tim Wiese touched on to the bar. Werder quickly imposed themselves again, and a defensive mix-up left Pizarro clean through on Boschker, but the Twente goalkeeper saved from close range.

Bremen would come to rue that moment. Six minutes before the break Janssen picked up the ball just past the halfway line, took a few strides forward then lashed a magnificent shot into the net from all of 30 metres.

Despite that setback, the visitors continued to dominate after the break. Ex-Twente midfielder Peter Niemeyer forced Boschker into a fingertip save with a curled effort from the edge of the box and though Wiese had to perform acrobatics to deny Janssen his second minutes later, it was fleeting pressure. Pizarro fizzed another drive just wide on 66 minutes, but as the game progressed the Werder threat waned.

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Lineups

twente

Twente

bremen

Bremen

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
Substitution32
6
BramaWout Brama
4
NaldoNaldo
8
StamRonnie Stam
8
FritzClemens Fritz
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
10
MarinMarko Marin
Yellow Card40
10
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution70
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution67
15
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution86
14
HuntAaron Hunt
Yellow Card60
19
DouglasDouglas
22
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
22
RuizBryan Ruiz
24
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
Goal39
Yellow Card89
25
NiemeyerPeter Niemeyer
Substitution77
26
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker

Substitutes

13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
33
VanderChristian Vander (GK)
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
6
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution77
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
14
ParkerBernard Parker
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Substitution70
16
AbdennourAymen Abdennour
Substitution32
20
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Substitution86
17
HusejinovićSaid Husejinović
27
VujičevićDario Vujičević
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution67

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Thomas Schaaf (GER)

Referee

Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)

Assistant referees

João Santos (POR), Venâncio Tomé (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Manuel De Sousa (POR), João Ferreira (POR)

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