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Thursday April 9, 2009 Finished HSH Nordbank Arena

3 - 1

Hamburger SV

  • Mathijsen 9’
  • Trochowski 64’ (pen.)
  • Guerrero 79’

Manchester City

  • Ireland 1’

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  1. City humbled at Hamburg

    City humbled at Hamburg

    Hamburg came from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Cup quarter-final at the Nordbank Arena. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Hamburger SV
    • Manchester City
    • 90+3' Given makes one final save down low to his right from Guerrero, but the full-time whistle goes, and Hamburg have won this first leg 3-1. City have it all to do at the City of Manchester, despite Stephen Ireland's early opener. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+2' Petric takes another tumble under a brush from Richard Dunne, but again he goes unpunished for a blatant dive, as the Irishman struggles to refrain from showing his disgust.
    • 90+1' Mark Hughes's side, who showed such urgency in the first half, are holding the ball in the Hamburg half, with no ambitions of attacking anymore.
    • 90' There will be three minutes added at the end of this second half, and it can't come soon enough for City.
    • 89' Dunne makes another solid headed clearance from inside his box, with Jansen staying out wide on the left and whipping in crosses at will.
    • 88' Hamburg have City boxed into their own half, but they look less threatening now, with the hosts seemingly content with the 3-1 scoreline.
    • 87' Petric then bustles into the City box, and goes down under a fair challenge from Zabaleta - the referee shows it the disdain it deserves.
    • 86' Another superb run from Pitroipa into the penalty area is ended by Dunne, who makes a robust tackle.
    • 85' Follow this link to see the scores and scorers from the other UEFA Cup quarter-final encounters. UEFA Cup scores and scorers
    • 84' Zabaleta receives some treatment for cramp briefly, as Ireland, who looks the most sprightly of the City players, shows his fitness should never have been doubted.
    • 83' As expected, Fernandes comes on, with a weary looking Wright-Phillips coming off.
    • 82' The home fans taunt City, cheering ironically every pass that is completed.
    • 81' City are chasing shadows now, and look markedly more tired than their opponents, who press for a fourth.
    • 80' Gelson Fernandes looks to be coming on for Manchester City, warming up vigorously next to the fourth official.
    • 79' GOAL!!! Hamburg give themselves a two-goal cushion with a third goal! Trochowski outwits Richards down the left before sliding a pin-point ball across the six-yard box and finding substitute Guerrero, who taps in.
    • 78' Benjani forages his way to the byline, but squares a poor ball with Bellamy and Ireland poised to strike in the area.
    • 77' Benjani does well to link up with Bellamy, but the Welshman loses the ball, before fouling Guerrero.
    • 76' Richards, clearly keen to atone for his error in giving away the penalty, surges down the right wing, but eventually loses the ball.
    • 75' Benjani again joins his defenders deep in the City half as they look to protect the one-goal deficit and break on the counter-attack.
    • 73' Hamburg have 10 shots on target to City's four, which is testament to the brilliance of Shay Given in the first half.
    • 72' Bellamy breaks at pace, as is his forte, but Robinho then takes a tame tumble in the box, with the referee very unimpressed.
    • 71 Guerrero replaces Olic, who City must be relieved to see the back of.
    • 70' Pitroipa is booked for a cynical late trip on Robinho as the forward was looking to break for City.
    • 69' Garrido does well to clear calmly from inside his own six-yard box, after Trochowski bundles a shot towards goal.
    • 67' Petric trips Wright-Phillips inside the Hamburg half, as City begin to establish themselves on the game once more.
    • 66' City finally manage to settle themselves down and keep the ball for a brief passage of play.
    • 65' Benjani finds himself back inside his own half defending as City remain under the cosh.
    • 64' Mark Hughes has a look of dismay after seeing his side fall behind after taking such an early lead - they must not concede a third now though.
    • 63' GOAL!!! Hamburg take the lead as Trochowski dispatches the penalty with aplomb to Given's left!
    • 63' Penalty to Hamburg! Jarolim shoots from the edge of the area, and Micah Richards blatantly handles above his head and the referee has no hesitation.
    • 62' Daniel Sturridge is withdrawn, with Benjani coming on in his place in City's second change.
    • 61' Trochowski whips in another fine corner which City do not deal with, and Given is forced into a half-save, with Wright-Phillips eventually clearing off the line from Olic's shot.
    • 60' Olic, who is all action as usual, sprints down the left before a challenge by Dunne concedes a corner.
    • 59' Wright-Phillips shoots from 25 yards and brings a smart stop from Rost, sprawling to his left to save.
    • 58' Jansen goes down pathetically down the left wing, with Zabaleta making minimal contact and accusing his opponent of a dive.
    • 57' City are looking more commanding in defence, as Richards then Dunne make powerful headed clearances from crosses outwide.
    • 56' Bellamy and Jarolim continue their ongoing spat, with a niggly clash in midfield, which results in the Welshman tripping his opponent and getting booked.
    • 55' Hughes looks contemplative on the touchline, perched inside his dugout, with his side yet to get into their stride.
    • 54' The referee/cardinal then prompts jeers from the home fans as he pedantically awards City two quick free-kicks on halfway which halt play further.
    • 53' Richards has two throw ins on the right booted up field aimlessly by Hamburg as neither side settles.
    • 52' Pitroipa begins the second period brightly, and will be looking for an opportunity to test Garrido after Bridge struggled to contain him.
    • 51' Sturridge is clattered from behind by Mathijsen, but it was accidental as the defender was going for the ball. A free-kick is awarded none the less.
    • 50' The second half has begun relatively scrappily, if you judge it by the lofty standards of the first.
    • 49' Olic then finds himself in his own half, making a fine tackle on Robinho - his workrate is immense.
    • 47' Olic immediately picks the ball up inside the City half and lashes a shot over the bar without troubling Given.
    • 46' We're back underway at the Nordbank Arena, and Mark Hughes has been forced into making a change: Wayne Bridge has failed to come through the match, with Javier Garrido replacing him at left-back.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle brings this pulsating match to a stop, with the game delicately balanced at 1-1 after Ireland's first-minute strike was cancelled out by Mathijsen. Let's hope the second half is equally as good!
    • 45' Just the one minute to be added to this enthralling first half.
    • 45' An audacious overhead kick from Ivica Olic goes agonisingly onto the roof of Given's net: the Croat showed real invention in attempting that from an innocuous cross by Aogo.
    • 44' Another fantastic save from Given! Dunne is drawn out wide and commits himself, with Jarolim crossing for Trochowski, whose drive was parried away from the keeper very smartly.
    • 43' As the game lurches from one end to the other, Ireland is tackled superbly by Aogo down the left.
    • 42' Zabaleta concedes a corner with a well-timed sliding tackle on Jansen down the City right.
    • 41' Ireland picks the ball up from deep and exchanges passes with Bellamy, but is finally dispossessed by Jarolim.
    • 40' Trochowski is booked for barging into Zabaleta, who rose to head a goal kick from Rost - no complaints.
    • 39' 2,200 City fans create a raucous atmosphere in the corner of the Nordbank Arena, with the home fans surprisingly subdued given the good attendance.
    • 38' Collin Benjamin makes a powerful run down the right, with Bridge finally called across to make a timely challenge; no doubt which flank Hamburg are stronger on.
    • 37' Take a look at Daniel Sturridge's profile page with the 19-year-old making a surprise start. Daniel Sturridge profile
    • 36' Rost takes an age to clear after a back-pass, which infuriates Mark Hughes - anyone would think City were 2-0 down at home given their urgency.
    • 35' Sturridge hesitates at the vital moment as Bellamy's cross from the left byline is missed by Gravgaard, with the young striker lurking behind him but reacting too late.
    • 34' City continue to press forward in admirable fashion, undeterred by their ninth-minute set-back, and with an away goal to show for their positivity.
    • 33' Bellamy feeds Robinho inside from the left, with the Brazilian attempting a very ambitious effort from the edge of the box, but Rost saves comfortably.
    • 31' Ireland and Robinho play a delightful one-two in the Hamburg half, with the ball finally going out for a corner after Sturridge had taken an early shot.
    • 30' Wright-Phillips does brilliantly to track back in defence and cover after Ireland had lost the ball in an advanced position, with a number of City players well forward.
    • 29' Olic is furious as he appears to do well to keep the ball in play on the City right byline, but the ball is ruled to have gone out of play, to the forward's disgust.
    • 28' Bellamy gets down the right wing this time, and his deep cross finds Sturridge at the back post, but his header goes wide under pressure from Benjamin.
    • 27' Wright-Phillips puts Bellamy through on the left of the penalty area, but the Welshman shoots straight at Rost, with Ireland screaming for the ball centrally.
    • 26' Olic is clattered by Micah Richards, but the defender got the ball first, and a goal kick is awarded, with little complaint from the Croat.
    • 25' Dennis Aogo and Bellamy clash in midfield, but it is all hard but fair play from the pair, and referee Cardinal is content to wave play on.
    • 24' Trockowski wastes a corner, over-hitting it out for a goal-kick, which is unforgivable, given how uncomfortable City have looked from set-pieces thus far.
    • 23' The game finally hits a brief lull, with Hamburg keeping the ball in their half, but after such a frantic opening, it was always inevitable to have a light relief.
    • 22' Marcell Jansen cuts inside from the left and volleys his shot straight at Given, but perhaps if he had been more unselfish, he could have squared the ball to Olic for a tap-in.
    • 21' Rost is quickly off his line at the other end to slide and deny Robinho, who attempted to latch on to Ireland's through ball.
    • 20' Pitroipa his the bar for Hamburg with a terrific header! Trockowski looped a deep cross to the back post, and the winger rose above Bridge and lobbed Given, but was unlucky to see it rebound off the woodwork.
    • 19' A fine run by Piotr Trockowski down the left forces Richard Dunne into a covering block out for a corner, but that was good defending from the City captain.
    • 17' Micah Richards launches a long throw into the Hamburg half, as Hughes and Jol - in his trademark baseball cap - bark instructions at their players from the touchline.
    • 16' Hamburg enjoy the latest spell of possession, with both sides seemingly content to back off and let their opponents have their share of the ball.
    • 15' Pitroipa jinks inside and out of Wayne Bridge as the defender tracks his opponent well in the end and clears out to Stephen Ireland.
    • 14' Craig Bellamy now has it out on the City left, with the visitors keeping the ball very well since conceding the goal.
    • 13' Daniel Sturridge, whose position is quite intriguing in this game, links up well with Robinho down the right, with the Brazilian drifting around everywhere.
    • 12' Pitroipa streaks down the right for Hamburg and looks extremely pacey; Wayne Bridge will have his work cut out this evening.
    • 10' Robinho and Jansen tussle down the left, but the Hamburg defender wins that particular battle.
    • 9' GOAL!!! Joris Mathijsen equalises for Hamburg after a fine spell of pressure from the hosts! A corner was whipped in by David Jarolim, and the Dutch defender stole beyond his marker to finish past Given.
    • 7' Hamburg continue to put the pressure on as City sit back and allow their opponents possession.
    • 6' What a save from Given! Gravgaard has a shot from inside the area after the free kick was drilled in, but the Irishman saves point-blank once more!
    • 5' Nedum Onuoha gives the ball away sloppily to Petric, who releases Pitroipa, with Zabaleta bringing the winger down to concede a free kick out on the right.
    • 4' Ivica Olic almost equalises for Hamburg, but his volley from close range is parried away by Shay Given, whose reflex stop warrants congratulatory hand shakes from his defenders.
    • 3' Martin Jol strokes his chin in dismay after the start his side have made to this match, conceding an away goal so early.
    • 2' Hamburg look stunned as City pass the ball around at the back and gather themselves, who are equally as taken aback.
    • 1' GOAL!!! Unbelievable start for Manchester City as Stephen Ireland gives them a first-minute lead! Robinho cuts inside from the left and lays the ball into the path of Ireland, who stormed into the Hamburg area and slotted coolly past Frank Rost!
    • 1' We're underway at the Nordbank Arena, with a fervent atmosphere, with both sets of players looking incredibly fired up.
    • - Hughes starts with Robinho in support of both Craig Bellamy and Daniel Sturridge in attack, while Shaun Wright Phillips is another potent threat. Stephen Ireland passes a fitness test to also start and provide a big boost to City. Hamburg boss Martin Jol leaves Ivica Olic alone up front, with Mladen Petric just behind him.
    • - Mark Hughes fields an attacking starting line-up as Manchester City seek crucial away goals in the first leg of their quarter final at Hamburg's Nordbank Arena.
  • Team Stats

    Hamburger SV Stats Manchester City
    53% Possession 46%
    21 Shots 8
    11 Shots on target 4
    1 Saves 4
    18 Corners 3
    18 Fouls 22
    3 Offsides 5
    2 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    28 Tackles 23
    334 Accurate passes 280
    80 Bad passes 47
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Hamburger SV
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Frank Rost 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
      7 Marcell Jansen 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 24 15 3
      5 Joris Mathijsen 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 36 11 0
      16 Michael Gravgaard 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 26 1 3
      40 Dennis Aogo 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 38 14 5
      21 Jonathan Pitroipa 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 25 1 1
      30 Collin Benjamin 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 16 0 5
      14 David Jarolim 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 62 13 8
      15 Piotr Trochowski 1 6 4 2 1 0 2 46 17 2
      10 Mladen Petric 0 2 1 3 3 1 0 13 4 0
      11 Ivica Olic 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 14 3 1
      9 José Paolo Guerrero 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 18 1 0
      35 Tunay Torun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Wolfgang Hesl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      24 Marcel Ndjeng 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      25 Tomás Rincón 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Volker Schmidt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Manchester City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      37 Shay Given 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0
      25 Wayne Bridge 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 5 0
      2 Micah Richards 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 26 0 4
      4 Nedum Onuoha 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 20 0 3
      22 Richard Dunne 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 23 2 4
      5 Pablo Zabaleta 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 31 2 4
      8 Shaun Wright-Phillips 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 23 5 0
      7 Stephen Ireland 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 35 5 6
      10 Robson de Souza 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 28 6 0
      28 Daniel Sturridge 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 15 2 0
      39 Craig Bellamy 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 29 9 2
      27 Benjamin Mwaruwari 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 3 2 0
      1 Joe Hart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Gelson Fernandes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
      17 Martin Petrov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      15 Javier Garrido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 0
      36 Leandro Gláuber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Blumer Elano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 79' GOAL!!! Hamburg give themselves a two-goal cushion with a third goal! Trochowski outwits Richards down the left before sliding a pin-point ball across the six-yard box and finding substitute Guerrero, who taps in.
    • 78' Benjani forages his way to the byline, but squares a poor ball with Bellamy and Ireland poised to strike in the area.
    • 63' GOAL!!! Hamburg take the lead as Trochowski dispatches the penalty with aplomb to Given's left!
    • 63' Penalty to Hamburg! Jarolim shoots from the edge of the area, and Micah Richards blatantly handles above his head and the referee has no hesitation.
    • 61' Trochowski whips in another fine corner which City do not deal with, and Given is forced into a half-save, with Wright-Phillips eventually clearing off the line from Olic's shot.
    • 45' An audacious overhead kick from Ivica Olic goes agonisingly onto the roof of Given's net: the Croat showed real invention in attempting that from an innocuous cross by Aogo.
    • 44' Another fantastic save from Given! Dunne is drawn out wide and commits himself, with Jarolim crossing for Trochowski, whose drive was parried away from the keeper very smartly.
    • 35' Sturridge hesitates at the vital moment as Bellamy's cross from the left byline is missed by Gravgaard, with the young striker lurking behind him but reacting too late.
    • 27' Wright-Phillips puts Bellamy through on the left of the penalty area, but the Welshman shoots straight at Rost, with Ireland screaming for the ball centrally.
    • 22' Marcell Jansen cuts inside from the left and volleys his shot straight at Given, but perhaps if he had been more unselfish, he could have squared the ball to Olic for a tap-in.
    • 20' Pitroipa his the bar for Hamburg with a terrific header! Trockowski looped a deep cross to the back post, and the winger rose above Bridge and lobbed Given, but was unlucky to see it rebound off the woodwork.
    • 9' GOAL!!! Joris Mathijsen equalises for Hamburg after a fine spell of pressure from the hosts! A corner was whipped in by David Jarolim, and the Dutch defender stole beyond his marker to finish past Given.
    • 6' What a save from Given! Gravgaard has a shot from inside the area after the free kick was drilled in, but the Irishman saves point-blank once more!
    • 4' Ivica Olic almost equalises for Hamburg, but his volley from close range is parried away by Shay Given, whose reflex stop warrants congratulatory hand shakes from his defenders.
    • 1' GOAL!!! Unbelievable start for Manchester City as Stephen Ireland gives them a first-minute lead! Robinho cuts inside from the left and lays the ball into the path of Ireland, who stormed into the Hamburg area and slotted coolly past Frank Rost!
    • - Mark Hughes fields an attacking starting line-up as Manchester City seek crucial away goals in the first leg of their quarter final at Hamburg's Nordbank Arena.

Live Team Line-Up

  • Hamburger SV

    Captain: David Jarolim

    Starting line-up

    • F. Rost
    • C. Benjamin
    • M. Gravgaard
    • J. Mathijsen Goal
    • M. Jansen
    • D. Jarolim
    • D. Aogo
    • J. Pitroipa Yellow Card
    • P. Trochowski Yellow Card
    • M. Petric
    • I. Olic Substitution Out (71′)

    Subs

    • M. Ndjeng
    • T. Torun
    • T. Rincón
    • V. Schmidt
    • W. Hesl

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Manchester City

    Captain: Richard Dunne

    Starting line-up

    • S. Given Yellow Card
    • M. Richards
    • R. Dunne
    • N. Onuoha
    • W. Bridge Substitution Out (46′)
    • P. Zabaleta
    • S. Wright-Phillips Substitution Out (83′)
    • S. Ireland
    • D. Sturridge Substitution Out (62′)
    • Robinho
    • C. Bellamy Yellow Card

    Subs

    • M. Petrov
    • J. Hart
    • Elano
    • Gláuber

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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