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Standard stung by HSV comeback

Published: Thursday 1 April 2010, 22.50CET
Hamburger SV 2-1 R. Standard de Liège
The German side will take a lead to Belgium for the second consecutive round after coming from behind thanks to two late first-half strikes.
by John Atkin
from Hamburg Arena
Standard stung by HSV comeback
Mladen Petrić is congratulated by fellow goalscorer Ruud van Nistelrooy after drawing Hamburg level ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HamburgStandard

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target19
 
10
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed15
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 1 April 2010, 22.50CET

Standard stung by HSV comeback

Hamburger SV 2-1 R. Standard de Liège
The German side will take a lead to Belgium for the second consecutive round after coming from behind thanks to two late first-half strikes.

Hamburger SV will take a narrow lead to Belgium next week after coming from behind to beat R. Standard de Liège 2-1 in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Hamburg went into tonight without a win in four games, and looked set for more disappointment when Dieudonné Mbokani headed the visitors in front just after the half-hour mark. Two goals in four minutes at the end of the first half from Mladen Petrić, a penalty, and Ruud van Nistelrooy turned the game on its head, though Standard did enough in the second period to suggest this tie is far from over.

The home side's early passing was a slick as the pitch at the Hamburg Arena, with Jonathan Pitroipa a vibrant presence on the left, but they were soon up against it. A brief spell of Standard pressure brought blocks from Jerome Boateng and last-ditch tackles from Joris Mathijsen though when Sebastien Pocognoli sent a corner in there was not a defender in sight – Mbokani powered in his header.

HSV responded well, even if the ball was refusing to obey the men in white. If they willed it to sit up kindly it jumped off the turf; if they tried to force it into the net it bounded towards the corner flag. Van Nistelrooy coaxed it as close as the post on the turn but back it came. Then, with half-time approaching, they brought it to heel.

The relief was palpable when Petrić converted from the spot after Marcos Camozzato tripped Pitroipa, making way for pure joy on the cusp of half-time when Van Nistelrooy got ahead of Pocognoli to steer in Dennis Aogo's testing centre.

It should have been 2-2 midway through the second half when Mbokani headed over Frank Rost and against the bar after Igor De Camargo's deft chip. He fired the rebound across goal as Standard ended strongly. Hamburg held on, though they were, of course, in an even better position at the halfway stage of their last-16 tie against RSC Anderlecht before enduring a fraught second leg. Bruno Labbadia will hope for smoother progress this time around.

Last updated: 19/04/10 10.36CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

standard liège

Standard Liège

1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
Substitution76
6
AogoDennis Aogo
3
Victor RamosVictor Ramos
Yellow Card81
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
Yellow Card90+1
9
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Goal31
Yellow Card43
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Goal42
Substitution72
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo (C)
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
Yellow Card15
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Yellow Card79
20
DemelGuy Demel
23
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution90+3
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
28
WitselAxel Witsel
22
Van NistelrooyRuud van Nistelrooy
Goal45
Yellow Card56
33
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution72
55
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli

Substitutes

12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
1
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
5
FelipeFelipe
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
7
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
13
TescheRobert Tesche
11
DuferGrégory Dufer
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution72
20
TraoreMoussa Traore
Substitution90+3
16
BergMarcus Berg
Substitution72
25
GershonRami Gershon
25
RincónTomás Rincón
77
GrozavGheorghe Grozav
Substitution76

Coach

Bruno Labbadia (GER) Domenico D'Onofrio (ITA)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Peter Kirkup (ENG), David Richardson (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Lee Probert (ENG)

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