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Petrić special sends Standard packing

Published: Thursday 8 April 2010, 22.50CET
R. Standard de Liège 1-3 Hamburger SV (agg: 2-5)
Two goals from Mladen Petrić – including a sensational overhead kick – helped Hamburg cruise into the semi-finals.
by Ian Holyman
from Maurice Dufrasne

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Match statistics

StandardHamburg

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target11
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed21
 
10
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 8 April 2010, 22.50CET

Petrić special sends Standard packing

R. Standard de Liège 1-3 Hamburger SV (agg: 2-5)
Two goals from Mladen Petrić – including a sensational overhead kick – helped Hamburg cruise into the semi-finals.

A sublime overhead kick from Mladen Petrić helped Hamburger SV ease past R. Standard de Liège 3-1 and leave the German club one step away from the final in their own stadium.

Hamburg arrived in Belgium holding a fragile 2-1 advantage, but unlike their frenetic second leg at RSC Anderlecht in the previous round, Petrić ensured they would enjoy this return. The Croatian international opened the scoring in the 20th minute and then struck spectacularly barely 120 seconds after Igor De Camargo's 33rd-minute equaliser. José Paolo Guerrero put a late seal on a 5-2 aggregate win which sets up a last-four tie with Fulham FC.

Standard's spirited first-leg showing had given their supporters cause for optimism, and Frank Rost had to spectacularly palm away Mehdi Carcela-González's early powerful drive as the hosts sought to fuel that belief. Hamburg, though, possess a bona fide match-winner in Petrić, and he gave the Bundesliga outfit breathing space when he nodded in from close range after Zé Roberto's cross was deflected invitingly into his path.

The Brazilian played an unwitting role in throwing Standard a lifeline, conceding the free-kick from which De Camargo headed the equaliser, but barely had play restarted than the hosts were cut adrift again by the irrepressible Petrić. Dennis Aogo's whipped cross was met perfectly by the airborne forward, who fired into the bottom corner to gasps of amazement from around the ground.

The task of scoring at least three times after the break looked beyond a Standard side lacking their impressive first-leg fluency, though Dieudonné Mbokani almost reduced the deficit with a point-blank shot that Rost instinctively turned away.

With the hosts' sting drawn, Hamburg were able to play within themselves, and Guerrero provided the finishing touch to a sweeping counterattack in added time, ensuring that when the UEFA Europa League trophy arrives in Hamburg next week, the host city's premier club still have a chance of getting their hands on it.

Last updated: 27/11/12 19.31CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

hamburg

Hamburg

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
Yellow Card45+3
3
Victor RamosVictor Ramos
Yellow Card45+3
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
9
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Yellow Card66
6
AogoDennis Aogo
Yellow Card60
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo (C)
Goal33
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
Yellow Card24
10
PetrićMladen Petrić
Goal20
Goal35
Substitution66
19
SarrMohamed Sarr
13
TescheRobert Tesche
Yellow Card80
23
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
Yellow Card28
26
NicaiseBenjamin Nicaise
Substitution89
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
28
WitselAxel Witsel
20
DemelGuy Demel
Yellow Card85
33
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution76
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution76
55
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Yellow Card85
22
Van NistelrooyRuud van Nistelrooy
Substitution89

Substitutes

1
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
7
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
Substitution76
9
GuerreroJosé Paolo Guerrero
Substitution66
Goal90+4
20
TraoreMoussa Traore
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution76
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Substitution89
16
BergMarcus Berg
Substitution89
25
GershonRami Gershon
25
RincónTomás Rincón
77
GrozavGheorghe Grozav
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun

Coach

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

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Tiago Trigo (POR), José Ramalho (POR)

Fourth official

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Bruno Paixão (POR), Manuel De Sousa (POR)

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