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Jarolím gives Hamburg breathing space

Published: Thursday 11 March 2010, 20.45CET
Hamburger SV 3-1 RSC Anderlecht
Goals from Joris Mathijsen, Ruud van Nistelrooy and captain David Jarolím earned the hosts a valuable first-leg advantage against their Belgian visitors.
by Sam Adams
from Hamburg Arena
Jarolím gives Hamburg breathing space
Hamburger applaud their fans at full time ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HamburgAnderlecht

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 11 March 2010, 20.45CET

Jarolím gives Hamburg breathing space

Hamburger SV 3-1 RSC Anderlecht
Goals from Joris Mathijsen, Ruud van Nistelrooy and captain David Jarolím earned the hosts a valuable first-leg advantage against their Belgian visitors.

Ruud van Nistelrooy scored on his first start for Hamburger SV as they beat RSC Anderlecht 3-1 in the opening leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie.

Joris Mathijsen had given HSV a 23rd-minute lead – the German side's 400th UEFA club competition goal – and the hosts looked well set when Van Nistelrooy made it two. Jonathan Legear reduced the arrears, but heavy home pressure led to David Jarolím restoring a two-goal cushion Bruno Labbadia's side will take to Brussels next week.

Much of the build-up was devoted to Anderlecht's 16-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku and he presented a source of irritation to Hamburg early on, testing Frank Rost after one bullish run. Van Nistelrooy was a peripheral figure initially, although the home fans certainly made it known he was playing, booming out "Ruud" on each of his touches.

An opening presented midway through the first half, only for Silvio Proto to deny the 33-year-old. From the resulting corner, HSV took the lead and it was a Dutchman who broke the deadlock – but not Van Nistelrooy. The set piece was cleared to Dennis Aogo whose first-time volley ricocheted off two Anderlecht players and fell kindly for Mathijsen. The centre-back composed himself and slotted past Proto.

Mladen Petrić then went close for the hosts and, at the other end, Kanu had two bites at the cherry but could not find the telling touch. Van Nistelrooy was not to be denied, though. He struck five minutes before the break in typically opportunistic fashion, stabbing in from a tight angle after Eljero Elia slipped him in.

HSV looked in control but were rocked in first-half added time when Mathijsen fouled Lucas Biglia and Legear curled in a wonderful free-kick from 30 metres – his sixth goal of the campaign. Proto had to be at his best to deny Petrić and Rost required similar expertise to beat away Biglia's effort. HSV then stepped up a gear and Jarolím crashed in a low volley from the edge of the area after Guillaume Gillet could only half clear.

Last updated: 13/03/10 0.03CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
Goal23
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
6
AogoDennis Aogo
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
7
JansenMarcell Jansen
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
10
KanuKanu
Substitution77
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Goal45
11
EliaEljero Elia
Substitution78
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
Goal76
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
22
Van NistelrooyRuud van Nistelrooy
Goal40
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
25
RincónTomás Rincón
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku

Substitutes

12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
13
TescheRobert Tesche
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution77
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution78
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
30
BenjaminCollin Benjamin
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
32
DettmannHenrik Dettmann
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
99
SaréBakary Saré

Coach

Bruno Labbadia (GER) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Duhamel (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Olivier Thual (FRA), Clément Turpin (FRA)

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