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Hannover draw ends Twente challenge

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.10CET
Hannover 96 0-0 FC Twente
The stalemate in Germany kept the hosts top of Group L but, combined with Levante UD winning elsewhere, curtailed Twente's hopes of progress.
Hannover draw ends Twente challenge
Hannover's Adrian Nikci takes on Joey Pelupessy of Twente ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HannoverTwente

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners5
 
2
Offsides5
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 12:55 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 21.10CET

Hannover draw ends Twente challenge

Hannover 96 0-0 FC Twente
The stalemate in Germany kept the hosts top of Group L but, combined with Levante UD winning elsewhere, curtailed Twente's hopes of progress.

Hannover 96 and FC Twente fought out a 0-0 draw at the Hannover Arena – a result that did far more for the home team than it did for the Dutch title chasers, now eliminated from the UEFA Europa League.

If the result of a point apiece sufficed to keep Hannover top of Group L, the stalemate also made winless Twente's struggles in the section terminal. For the first time, in the competition's fourth season, the Enschede outfit will not figure in the last 32.

The opening exchanges done with, the game settled into a rhythm more suited to Twente than to a Hannover side already qualified for the knockout rounds. If the hosts were content to sit back, Steve McClaren's Twente – four points behind second-placed Levante UD at kick-off – needed a better result than the 2-2 draw between these clubs in the Netherlands on matchday one. Hence the visitors' positivity and pressing which almost paid dividends when Willem Janssen ruffled the side netting.

Mirko Slomka's team did catch a sight of goal late in the first period as Jan Schlaudraff fired wide after Rasmus Bengtsson only half-cleared an Adrian Nikci cutback. When Felipe Gutiérrez, at the other end, drifted his attempt wide on the stroke of half-time, it was confirmation that Twente's endeavours had come to nought.

Didier Ya Konan, introduced up front for the side sixth in the Bundesliga, nearly had an impact but dragged his effort off target. He also had a free header repelled by Sander Boschker. Events were definitely contriving against Twente, though: Levante's two-goal advantage at Helsingborgs IF was proving enough to end the Eredivisie club's hopes of catching their Spanish rivals.

Nonetheless, Twente continued to chase the breakthrough as a hitherto tight contest became stretched – with substitute Luc Castaignos boosting their attacking options. Hannover keeper Ron-Robert Zieler saved well from Janssen and Dušan Tadić. However, when Hannover counterattacked late on, Bengtsson – the last defender – brought down Artur Sobiech and was sent off. For Twente, the game was finally up.

Last updated: 24/11/12 0.08CET

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Lineups

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Hannover

twente

Twente

1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
6
BramaWout Brama (C)
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
Yellow Card71
10
TadićDušan Tadić
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
14
JanssenWillem Janssen
7
da Silva PintoSergio da Silva Pinto
Yellow Card85
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
Substitution77
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
17
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
Red Card84
10
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution78
19
DouglasDouglas
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution62
21
Gutiérrez               Felipe Gutiérrez
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
29
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
22
NikciAdrian Nikci
Substitution71
31
BulykinDmitri Bulykin
Substitution71
24
PanderChristian Pander
39
PelupessyJoey Pelupessy
Substitution63

Substitutes

14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
25
FernandesDaniel Fernandes (GK)
4
SakaiHiroki Sakai
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
8
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
Substitution71
8
FerLeroy Fer
Substitution63
Yellow Card89
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution62
16
BreukersTim Breukers
Substitution77
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
30
CastaignosLuc Castaignos
Substitution71
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Substitution78
32
BoyataDedryck Boyata
38
GiesselmannNiko Giesselmann
38
BornMirco Born

Coach

Mirko Slomka (GER) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Vitali Malyutin (BLR)

Fourth official

Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)

Additional assistant referees

Denis Scherbakov (BLR), Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)

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