The official website for European football

Ten-man Hannover outlast Levante

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.39CET
Hannover 96 2-1 Levante UD
After the sides swapped first-half penalties, Didier Ya Konan struck in the 49th minute and the ten-man hosts held on to take the Group L lead.
by David Sharp
from Hannover Arena

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Match statistics

HannoverLevante

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed8
 
26
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 28/09/2012 23:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.39CET

Ten-man Hannover outlast Levante

Hannover 96 2-1 Levante UD
After the sides swapped first-half penalties, Didier Ya Konan struck in the 49th minute and the ten-man hosts held on to take the Group L lead.

Hannover 96 came from behind for the second match in succession to end Levante UD's 100% record in European competition and leapfrog the Spanish side into pole position in Group L.

With goalscoring opportunities at a premium in a slow start, the first half turned into a tale of two penalties. Karim Haggui pulled down Fanis Gekas, resulting in a red card for the Hannover defender, and Míchel scored his first goal in European competition to give Levante the lead. Szabolcs Huszti restored parity after Vicente Iborra had handled in the box, and Didier Ya Konan's opportunistic strike at the start of the second half proved enough to give Hannover all three points.

Mirko Slomka's side had the better of the early exchanges, with half-chances for Ya Konan and Huszti, but it was the Spanish Liga visitors who broke the deadlock after ten minutes. Gekas wriggled free in the Hannover box and Haggui tugged the Greek forward's arm. Míchel coolly converted from the resulting penalty as Haggui trudged towards the dressing room.

Levante appeared to sit back on their lead and the home side drew level in the 21st minute, again from the spot. This time Huszti stepped neatly inside Iborra causing the wrong-footed Spaniard to slip and handle the ball as he went to ground. Hungarian playmaker Huszti stepped up himself to sweep the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

With the second half barely four minutes old, Ya Konan, a constant menace to the Levante rearguard, latched on to Lars Stindl's threaded pass to give Die Roten the lead. Ron-Robert Zieler then maintained his side's narrow advantage when he got down smartly to turn a Gekas header round the post. The visitors failed to threaten again and, as both teams tired, Hannover held on to stretch their unbeaten European run to six matches this term.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.59CET

Related information

Player profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Member associations
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000356/match=2009937/postmatch/report/index.html#ten+hannover

Lineups

hannover

Hannover

levante

Levante

1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
Yellow Card90
13
NavasKeylor Navas (GK)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
Red Card9
5
RodasHéctor Rodas
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
10
IborraVicente Iborra
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
14
DudkaDariusz Dudka
Substitution70
7
da Silva PintoSergio da Silva Pinto
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution76
16
RíosPedro Ríos
10
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Goal21
Substitution85
17
GekasFanis Gekas
Yellow Card39
Substitution70
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Goal49
18
BallesterosSergio Ballesteros (C)
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution11
19
Pedro LópezPedro López
Yellow Card17
28
StindlLars Stindl
Yellow Card11
21
MíchelMíchel
Goal10
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Yellow Card71
22
LellChristian Lell
Substitution33

Substitutes

14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
1
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
4
SakaiHiroki Sakai
2
VoltaMassimo Volta
8
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+4
8
El ZharNabil El Zhar
Substitution33
20
FelipeFelipe
Substitution11
9
ÁngelÁngel
Substitution70
24
PanderChristian Pander
11
Óscar SerranoÓscar Serrano
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
12
JuanfranJuanfran
39
DioufMame Diouf
Substitution76
29
Rubén GarcíaRubén García
Substitution70

Coach

Mirko Slomka (GER) Juan Ignacio Martínez (ESP)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

David Elias Biton (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Orel Grinfeld (ISR), Ziv Adler (ISR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.