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Hannover beat ten-man Standard to make history

Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 21.15CET
Hannover 96 4-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 6-2)
Die Roten progressed to their first ever European quarter-final with their biggest ever win in UEFA club competition against the ten-man visitors.
by Andy James
from Hannover Arena

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Match statistics

HannoverStandard Liège

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners3
 
4
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 21.15CET

Hannover beat ten-man Standard to make history

Hannover 96 4-0 R. Standard de Liège (agg: 6-2)
Die Roten progressed to their first ever European quarter-final with their biggest ever win in UEFA club competition against the ten-man visitors.

Hannover 96 reached the quarter-finals of European competition for the first time in their history with a 4-0 second-leg victory against ten-man R. Standard de Liège.

Mohammed Abdellaoue pounced to give the German side an early lead, before Standard defender Kanu suffered the misfortune of scoring own goals in either half to all but end the tie. Serge Gakpe's second-half red card made a bad night worse for the Belgians, who conceded again late on as Sergio Pinto struck to send Die Roten through 6-2 on aggregate.

Trailing on away goals after drawing the first leg 2-2, Standard arrived in Germany needing to score but soon found themselves behind at the Hannover Arena. Just four minutes had elapsed when Sinan Bolat parried a fierce low cross from Jan Schlaudraff straight to Abdellaoue, who made no mistake from close range.

Lars Stindl and Konstantin Rausch were a constant menace on the flanks and each had already delivered a number of inviting crosses by the time the hosts doubled their lead on 21 minutes. Pinto was the creator this time, blasting across goal to cause Kanu to unwittingly put through his own net. The defender almost redeemed himself moments later, but slipped with the goal at his mercy after Jelle van Damme's header had come back off a post.

Mirko Slomka's side were able to subdue the game, though Gakpe and Gohi Bi Cyriac fired narrowly over. Unsatisfied, Standard boss José Riga sent out his charges early for the second half and for a period they were first to every ball too. Cyriac forced Ron-Robert Zieler to beat away his volley, but the Belgians' night took a turn for the worse on 58 minutes as Gakpe was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Hannover made the most of their numerical advantage in the closing stages as Kanu again diverted into his own net from Dider Konan Ya's poke, before Pinto scored from a tight angle to round off Hannover's biggest ever win in UEFA club competition late on.

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Lineups

hannover

Hannover

standard liège

Standard Liège

1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
Yellow Card45
5
FelipeFelipe
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
6
CimanLaurent Ciman
Substitution24
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
10
TchitéMohamed Tchité
7
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
Goal90+3
11
CyriacCyriac
Substitution82
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
15
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
24
PanderChristian Pander
Substitution46
17
BuyensYoni Buyens
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Goal4
Substitution70
21
VainqueurWilliam Vainqueur
28
StindlLars Stindl
25
KanuKanu
Goal21
Goal73
33
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
Substitution85
37
Van DammeJelle Van Damme (C)
Yellow Card61
Substitution70
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
77
GakpeSerge Gakpe
Yellow Card18
Red Card58

Substitutes

14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
18
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
4
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
3
BelhocineKarim Belhocine
8
LalaAltin Lala
Substitution85
4
OpareDaniel Opare
Substitution24
Yellow Card26
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution70
20
SeijasLuis Manuel Seijas
Substitution70
17
StoppelkampMoritz Stoppelkamp
23
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Substitution82
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
Substitution46
Yellow Card69
32
BjarnasonBirkir Bjarnason
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
55
GershonRami Gershon

Coach

Mirko Slomka (GER) José Riga (BEL)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Martin Wilczek (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE), Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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