Europa League - Round-up: Hamburg sneak win

Eurosport - Thu, 01 Apr 22:00:00 2010

Ruud van Nistelrooy gave Hamburg a 2-1 win over Standard Liege in their Europa League quarter-final first leg in Germany, while Valencia were held to a 2-2 draw by Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid.

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Belgian visitors Standard took the lead after 31 minutes through Dieumerci Mbokani.

Mladen Petric equalised with a 42nd-minute spot-kick and Dutch striker Van Nistelrooy, who signed from Real Madrid in January, completed the turnaround just before half-time.

The winner after next Thursday’s second leg in Liege will face Fulham or Wolfsburg.

A second-half blitz saw Valencia come from behind twice at the Mestalla.

Atletico went ahead on two occasions through Diego Forlan and Antonio Lopez, with Valencia equalising through Manuel Fernandes and David Villa.

The winning side in next week's return faces Benfica or Liverpool in the semi-finals.


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