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Hannover comeback thwarts Club Brugge

Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 23.01CET
Hannover 96 2-1 Club Brugge KV
Jan Schlaudraff's impudent spot kick completed a stirring fightback for the German hosts after Maxime Lestienne had given the visitors the lead.
by Andy James
from Hannover Arena

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Match statistics

HannoverClub Brugge

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
4
Corners7
 
8
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 23.01CET

Hannover comeback thwarts Club Brugge

Hannover 96 2-1 Club Brugge KV
Jan Schlaudraff's impudent spot kick completed a stirring fightback for the German hosts after Maxime Lestienne had given the visitors the lead.

Hannover 96 came from behind to secure a 2-1 first-leg advantage in their UEFA Europa League last-32 tie against Club Brugge KV.

Maxime Lestienne's second-half header provided the visitors with a crucial away goal to take into next Thursday's return. Yet it will be the Bundesliga side who head to Belgium in the driving seat after Artur Sobiech's equaliser and Jan Schlaudraff's impudent late penalty turned the tables in their favour.

Following a tight start showcasing the two German coaches' respective tactical acumen, it was the hosts who carved out the first opportunity with nine minutes gone. A slick combination between Lars Stindl and Steven Cherundolo enabled the latter to pick out Mame Diouf in the box, but the Senegal striker's finish was blocked by Jordi.

Sergio Pinto fizzed a dangerous effort just wide a minute later, but the battle was largely fought in midfield until Christian Pander's mistake allowed Brugge's in-form winger Lior Refaelov to warm Ron-Robert Zieler's hands for the first time on 27 minutes. Jordi headed one of the ensuing corners narrowly past the upright.

Hannover responded strongly and substitute Konstantin Rausch ought to have done better when he scooped over on the stroke of half-time. The German side looked bright again early in the second half with Manuel Schmiedebach forcing a fine save from keeper Vladan Kujović, but Mirko Slomka's men were stunned moments later as Lestienne rose to head Fredrik Stenman's cross beyond Zieler.

Hannover were heading for a first home defeat in the competition, but they remained undeterred and turned things round in the space of seven second-half minutes as substitute Sobiech bundled in the equaliser from close range before Schlaudraff won it with the coolest of chipped penalties, awarded after Ryan Donk felled Sobiech, ten minutes from time.

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Lineups

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Hannover

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Club Brugge

1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
33
KujovićVladan Kujović (GK)
Yellow Card49
4
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens (C)
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
Yellow Card18
5
StenmanFredrik Stenman
Yellow Card59
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
Yellow Card72
Substitution76
6
ZimlingNiki Zimling
7
da Silva PintoSergio da Silva Pinto
Substitution68
8
RefaelovLior Refaelov
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Goal80
13
VázquezVíctor Vázquez
Yellow Card40
24
PanderChristian Pander
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
Substitution87
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution37
16
LestienneMaxime Lestienne
Goal51
Substitution74
28
StindlLars Stindl
Yellow Card61
18
DonkRyan Donk
Yellow Card80
33
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
20
Van AckerThibaut Van Acker
Yellow Card86
39
DioufMame Diouf
22
JordiJordi

Substitutes

21
RadlingerSamuel Radlinger (GK)
1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
2
HøgliTom Høgli
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution68
Goal73
Yellow Card86
3
AlmebäckMichael Almebäck
17
StoppelkampMoritz Stoppelkamp
7
BaccaCarlos Bacca
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
Substitution76
9
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
Substitution87
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Substitution37
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
35
AvevorChristopher Avevor
19
MeunierThomas Meunier
Substitution74

Coach

Mirko Slomka (GER) Christoph Daum (GER)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

Tiago Trigo (POR), Ricardo Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Artur Dias (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Duarte Gomes (POR), Vasco Santos (POR)

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