The official website for European football

Traoré ends Hannover siege to put Anji through

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 23.07CET
Hannover 96 1-1 FC Anji Makhachkala (agg: 2-4)
The Russian visitors survived a late onslaught triggered by Sergio da Silva Pinto's goal and Lacina Traoré's added-time effort sealed their passage.
Traoré ends Hannover siege to put Anji through
Hannover playmaker Szabolcs Huszti is shadowed by Arseni Logashov ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HannoverAnji

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
7
Corners5
 
0
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 23.07CET

Traoré ends Hannover siege to put Anji through

Hannover 96 1-1 FC Anji Makhachkala (agg: 2-4)
The Russian visitors survived a late onslaught triggered by Sergio da Silva Pinto's goal and Lacina Traoré's added-time effort sealed their passage.

FC Anji Makhachkala held off the challenge of Hannover 96 to secure their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 16.

Holders of a 3-1 lead from the first leg, Guus Hiddink's men appeared well on course for a meeting with Newcastle United FC before Sergio da Silva Pinto struck in the 70th minute. That led to a frantic finish, but substitute Lacina Traoré settled the matter deep into added time to seal Anji's passage.

With a minimum of two goals required at the outset, Hannover tried to force the issue but found Anji in resolute mood. The German team's most likely route to breaking through looked like coming from the flanks, with Szabolcs Huszti, among others, delivering some testing balls.

Mohammed Abdellaoue could not stretch to meet just such a centre, and both Mame Diouf and Didier Ya Konan glanced headers narrowly past the far post as the dangerous crosses kept raining down on the heart of the Anji defence.

With Samuel Eto'o up front, though, the Russian outfit were always going to carry some threat of their own, and the Cameroonian nearly grabbed an away goal when he twisted and turned before firing into the side netting.

Anji rather took the sting out of the Bundesliga side from then on and it seemed that they were cruising through, until Da Silva Pinto intervened with 20 minutes remaining. The winger arrived late, and unmarked, into the box to sweep in Huszti's centre with unerring accuracy.

With the mood completely changed and the snow coming down, Hannover ploughed forward in numbers and visiting keeper Vladimir Gabulov had to be at his best to beat away Huszti's powerful header. The chances were coming at either end but, with Hannover pushing on, it was Anji who registered in the last minute of added time.

Jucilei found Traoré in space behind the home rearguard and the substitute forward took his time before calmly slotting past Ron-Robert Zieler.

Last updated: 04/04/14 13.36CET

Related information

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=2000357/match=2010062/postmatch/report/index.html#traore+seals+anji+passage

Lineups

hannover

Hannover

anji

Anji

1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
Yellow Card65
4
SakaiHiroki Sakai
Yellow Card77
Substitution83
2
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
7
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
Goal70
5
João CarlosJoão Carlos
8
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
Substitution61
6
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Yellow Card40
Substitution79
10
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Yellow Card90+4
8
JucileiJucilei
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Yellow Card88
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o (C)
Yellow Card71
17
DjourouJohan Djourou
15
LogashovArseni Logashov
Yellow Card30
18
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Substitution70
25
Ahmedov                       Odil Ahmedov
Substitution90+10
19
SchulzChristian Schulz (C)
37
EwertonEwerton
Yellow Card45
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
85
L. DiarraLassana Diarra
39
DioufMame Diouf
Yellow Card87
88
WillianWillian
Substitution67

Substitutes

14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
22
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
7
AgalarovKamil Agalarov
9
SobiechArtur Sobiech
Substitution83
13
TagirbekovRasim Tagirbekov
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Substitution61
14
ShatovOleg Shatov
Substitution90+10
22
NikciAdrian Nikci
16
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
Substitution79
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
19
TraoréLacina Traoré
Substitution67
Goal90+9
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
Substitution70
20
SmolovFedor Smolov

Coach

Mirko Slomka (GER) Guus Hiddink (NED)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Stefan Wittberg (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

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.