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Standard win, Hannover also through

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 22.58CET
R. Standard de Liège 2-0 Hannover 96
The Belgian hosts sealed top spot in Group B, but a draw elsewhere in the section means Hannover will join them in the round of 32.
by Nick Foster
from Stade Maurice Dufrasne

Match statistics

Standard LiègeHannover

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners4
 
7
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 22.58CET

Standard win, Hannover also through

R. Standard de Liège 2-0 Hannover 96
The Belgian hosts sealed top spot in Group B, but a draw elsewhere in the section means Hannover will join them in the round of 32.

R. Standard de Liège sealed top spot in Group B with a 2-0 victory over a Hannover 96 side who nevertheless join them in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage.

The hosts broke the deadlock on 26 minutes when Mohamed Tchite pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and drilled in a fierce shot, giving goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler no chance. Gohi Bi Cyriac doubled the lead on the counterattack just before the hour to send the home crowd into raptures.

Standard almost forged ahead midway through the first half when Bia Mujangi fizzed a low centre across goal. None of his teammates were able to provide the decisive touch, but there was no repeat when a corner found its way to Tchite soon after.

His goal changed Hannover's game plan: playmaker Sergio Pinto had started deep in a four-man midfield but started to push forward, combining dangerously with Jan Schlaudraff. Indeed, the visitors came agonisingly close to an equaliser when Schlaudraff was played through with only Sinan Bolat to beat, but the goalkeeper palmed the ball away after an impressive dive to his left.

Cyriac carved out a couple of chances early in the second half and realised his growing threat when, after a swift break, he slid full-length at the far post to bundle in Mujangi's low shot from the edge of the box.

A Mohammed Abdellaoue header on 79 minutes was the closest the German side came to reducing the deficit, but the Norwegian's effort spun wide of Bolat's right-hand post. Substitute Didier Konan Ya had a volley comfortably saved.

Yet Hannover had some cause for cheer at full time as FC København's 1-1 draw 1-1 with FC Vorskla Poltava means they are destined to finish runners-up to Standard.

Last updated: 26/09/14 2.21CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

hannover

Hannover

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux (C)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
5
FelipeFelipe
4
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
10
TchitéMohamed Tchité
Goal26
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
Yellow Card11
11
CyriacCyriac
Goal59
Substitution87
7
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
15
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Yellow Card6
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
Substitution89
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
Substitution63
20
SeijasLuis Manuel Seijas
24
PanderChristian Pander
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution80
25
KanuKanu
28
StindlLars Stindl
Substitution51
89
Mujangi BiaGeoffrey Mujangi Bia
Substitution90+1
33
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach

Substitutes

18
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
21
RadlingerSamuel Radlinger (GK)
3
BelhocineKarim Belhocine
Substitution89
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
4
OpareDaniel Opare
8
LalaAltin Lala
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution80
8
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution90+1
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution51
14
Nacho GonzálezNacho González
Substitution87
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Substitution63

Coach

José Riga (BEL) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Antonio Damato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Cristiano Copelli (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Gabriele Gava (ITA), Christian Brighi (ITA)

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