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Anji recover to build two-goal cushion

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 19.59CET
FC Anji Makhachkala 3-1 Hannover 96
Samuel Eto'o scored one, created another and missed a penalty as Guus Hiddink's side came from behind to leave Hannover with plenty to do.
by Richard van Poortvliet
from Luzhniki Stadion

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Match statistics

AnjiHannover

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
7
Attempts off target7
 
2
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 19.59CET

Anji recover to build two-goal cushion

FC Anji Makhachkala 3-1 Hannover 96
Samuel Eto'o scored one, created another and missed a penalty as Guus Hiddink's side came from behind to leave Hannover with plenty to do.

FC Anji Makhachkala took a large stride towards a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 with a comfortable 3-1 victory against Hannover 96 in Moscow.

The German outfit stunned the hosts early on as Szabolcs Huszti gave them a surprise lead. Samuel Eto'o restored parity 11 minutes before half-time, setting the foundation for second-half strikes from Odil Ahmedov and Mbark Boussoufa which put Guus Hiddink's side in control of the last-32 tie.

Things had started so well for Hannover, who went ahead thanks to Huszti. The former FC Zenit St Petersburg midfielder sent a tame right-foot shot towards goal and somehow the ball found its way into the back of the net, with goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov at fault.

Anji responded well and were back on terms 12 minutes later following good work by new signing Willian. The Brazilian burst down the right before pulling a pass back to Eto'o, who tapped the ball into an empty net. Ahmedov fired the Premier-Liga outfit in front early in the second period with a well-struck volley following an intelligent pass from Yuri Zhirkov.

Eto'o had an excellent chance to extend the advantage from the penalty spot after he was tripped by Christian Schulz. His spot kick was weak and easily saved by Ron-Robert Zieler, diving to his right.

The Anji captain made amends on 64 minutes as he broke on the counterattack. He delayed his pass to perfection into the path of the onrushing Boussoufa, whose coolly taken right-foot strike gave the Hannover goalkeeper no chance. The Bundesliga team went close to getting a goal back late on, yet will have plenty to do in next week's second leg.

Last updated: 18/02/13 17.50CET

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Lineups

anji

Anji

hannover

Hannover

1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
2
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
7
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
5
João CarlosJoão Carlos
8
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
6
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Goal64
10
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Goal22
8
JucileiJucilei
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o (C)
Goal34
Penalty58
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff (C)
Substitution67
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Yellow Card68
17
DjourouJohan Djourou
25
Ahmedov                       Odil Ahmedov
Goal48
18
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Substitution79
37
EwertonEwerton
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
Yellow Card90+1
85
L. DiarraLassana Diarra
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
88
WillianWillian
Substitution85
39
DioufMame Diouf
Substitution71

Substitutes

22
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
3
GadzhibekovAli Gadzhibekov
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
13
TagirbekovRasim Tagirbekov
4
SakaiHiroki Sakai
14
ShatovOleg Shatov
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution71
15
LogashovArseni Logashov
22
NikciAdrian Nikci
16
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution85
24
PanderChristian Pander
Substitution79
20
SmolovFedor Smolov
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution67

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Goran Pataki (CRO)

Fourth official

Ivica Modrić (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Igor Pristovnik (CRO), Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

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