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Hannover finish ahead of last-gasp Levante

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 23.20CET
Levante UD 2-2 Hannover 96
Vicente Iborra had the final say in the 94th minute but the visitors nevertheless went through as Group L winners ahead of the Spanish side.
by Delfín Ramírez
from Estadi Ciutat de València
Hannover finish ahead of last-gasp Levante
Hannover's Manuel Schmiedebach (left) vies for possession with Ángel of Levante ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LevanteHannover

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners12
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed20
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
6
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 19/01/2013 04:49 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 23.20CET

Hannover finish ahead of last-gasp Levante

Levante UD 2-2 Hannover 96
Vicente Iborra had the final say in the 94th minute but the visitors nevertheless went through as Group L winners ahead of the Spanish side.

Levante UD's Vicente Iborra struck in the fourth minute of added time to deny Hannover 96 victory, but the Bundesliga side nevertheless finished top of Group L ahead of the Spanish club.

Though both teams were already assured of progress to the UEFA Europa League's last 32, first place in the section was still at stake. Hannover took the honours by a point despite surrendering the two-goal advantage given them by goals from Lars Stindl and Didier Yo Konan inside 26 minutes. Ángel halved the deficit soon after half-time before Iborra secured a share of the spoils with virtually the last kick of the game.

Despite an even opening to proceedings, Hannover were sparked into life by Míchel's miss for Levante after 13 minutes. The visitors took the lead soon after when Sergio da Silva Pinto's ball from deep picked out Stindl, who stroked in at the second time of asking.

Eight minutes later Mirko Slomka's men doubled their tally. Stindl was the provider this time, playing in Ya Konan for a delightful chip over Keylor Navas. Mame Diouf's subsequent header was tipped onto the crossbar by Navas as Hannover sought to wrap up the points. However, the Liga outfit rode their luck and were back in the game shortly after the restart when Ángel finished past Ron-Robert Zieler from close range.

Hungry for an equaliser, Levante poured forward and went close through Míchel before Ángel was denied by Zieler and José Barkero wasted the rebound. Yet just as time looked to have run out on the hosts, Iborra nodded in from a corner to give Juan Ignacio Martínez's charges a dramatic draw.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.14CET

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Lineups

levante

Levante

hannover

Hannover

13
NavasKeylor Navas (GK)
1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
4
D. NavarroDavid Navarro
3
HagguiKarim Haggui (C)
5
RodasHéctor Rodas
4
SakaiHiroki Sakai
8
El ZharNabil El Zhar
Yellow Card14
Substitution59
7
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
Yellow Card43
9
ÁngelÁngel
Goal49
8
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
10
IborraVicente Iborra (C)
Goal90+4
10
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution71
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Goal26
Substitution90
19
Pedro LópezPedro López
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
Yellow Card77
21
MíchelMíchel
28
StindlLars Stindl
Goal18
Yellow Card35
Substitution38
23
DiopPapa Diop
Substitution74
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Yellow Card23
29
Rubén GarcíaRubén García
Substitution59
39
DioufMame Diouf
Yellow Card81

Substitutes

1
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
2
VoltaMassimo Volta
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
6
PallardóMiguel Pallardó
Substitution74
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo
Substitution71
7
BarkeroJosé Barkero
Substitution59
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
12
JuanfranJuanfran
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
20
Juanlu GómezJuanlu Gómez
Substitution59
22
NikciAdrian Nikci
Substitution38
Yellow Card90+1
22
LellChristian Lell
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution90

Coach

Juan Ignacio Martínez (ESP) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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