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Pizarro hat-trick eliminates Twente

Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 22.55CET
Werder Bremen 4-1 FC Twente (agg: 4-2)
Claudio Pizarro scored a hat-trick to set last season's losing UEFA Cup finalists up for a last-16 meeting with Valencia CF.
Pizarro hat-trick eliminates Twente
Claudio Pizarro has scored eight times since the start of the group stage ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BremenTwente

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target13
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
3
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 25 February 2010, 22.55CET

Pizarro hat-trick eliminates Twente

Werder Bremen 4-1 FC Twente (agg: 4-2)
Claudio Pizarro scored a hat-trick to set last season's losing UEFA Cup finalists up for a last-16 meeting with Valencia CF.

FC Twente's defensive resolve deserted them at the Weserstadion as a Claudio Pizarro hat-trick helped Werder Bremen surge through to a UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against Valencia CF.

The Dutch side's rearguard was shredded in the first half-hour, when their 1-0 first-leg lead promptly became a 3-1 aggregate deficit. Pizarro materialised at the far post to prod in Hugo Almeida's 15th-minute pass before Mesut Özil teed him up for a slick, low finish five minutes later. Naldo then bustled to the front of a queue of Bremen players in the box to beat Sander Boschker on 27 minutes.

It could have been 5-0 at that stage, Özil and Hugo Almeida the misfiring marksmen, but Twente seemed to have dug themselves out of the mire when the unchallenged Luuk de Jong rose to head in Bryan Ruiz's centre 12 minutes from the break. Another goal at that stage would have put them ahead in the tie, and they came agonisingly close, Ruiz hitting the post on 58 minutes before Bernard Parker flashed the rebound over.

The price of those misses was paid within seconds as Pizarro completed his hat-trick. Found on the edge of the box by Özil's pass, Boschker got a hand to the Peruvian's shot but could not stop the 31-year-old's eighth goal since the start of the group stage trundling in. Hugo Almeida's downward header was matched by a fine Boschker save on 73, but Bremen's job was already done.

Last updated: 01/03/10 21.34CET

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Lineups

bremen

Bremen

twente

Twente

33
VanderChristian Vander (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
4
NaldoNaldo
Goal27
6
BramaWout Brama
Yellow Card76
10
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution74
8
StamRonnie Stam
Yellow Card44
Substitution62
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution83
10
PerezKenneth Perez (C)
Substitution62
16
AbdennourAymen Abdennour
Yellow Card68
14
ParkerBernard Parker
22
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
19
DouglasDouglas
Yellow Card17
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
20
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Goal33
24
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Goal15
Goal20
Goal58
22
RuizBryan Ruiz
Substitution74
25
NiemeyerPeter Niemeyer
Substitution58
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
26
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli

Substitutes

21
MielitzSebastian Mielitz (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
6
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution83
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
Substitution62
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
15
StochMiroslav Stoch
17
HusejinovićSaid Husejinović
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Substitution62
44
BargfredePhilipp Bargfrede
Substitution58
27
VujičevićDario Vujičević
Substitution74
46
Onur AyıkOnur Ayık
Substitution74
28
OseiRansford Osei

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL), Olafur Ingvar Gudfinnsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Johannes Valgeirsson (ISL)

Additional assistant referees

Magnus Thorisson (ISL), Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)

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