Hamburger SV vs. Werder Bremen  2 - 3

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Quick Report: Hamburger SV 2-3 Werder Bremen

7 May 2009 22:56

Werder Bremen beat Hamburger SV on away goals to advance to the final of the 2009 UEFA Cup against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Hamburg, having won the first leg 0-1, seemed to be on their way to the final when Ivica Olic scored the opener from a counterattack in the 13th minute.

But Werder gained strength and got the equaliser in minute 29. Brazilian forward Diego exchanged passes with Claudio Pizarro and did well to beat keeper Rost for 1-1.

And the visiting side went on to take the lead, and an away goal advantage, when Pizarro himself shot home from about 25 meters six minutes after the hour.

Things were practically decided when Baumann netted a third away goal heading in from close range with seven minutes to go. Olic brought back some tension four minutes later, heading home from a Jerome Boateng cross, but it was not enough for Hamburg to beat the away goal rule.

The final of this year's UEFA Cup tournament is to be played in Istanbul on May 20th.

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
14 9 -5 9
15 9 -5 7
16 9 -9 6
17 9 -6 5
18 9 -13 4

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
14 9 -5 9
15 9 -5 7
16 9 -9 6
17 9 -6 5
18 9 -13 4