Thursday April 5, 2012 Quarter-final Finished AWD-Arena

Hannover 96 1 - 2 Atlético Madrid

  • Diouf 81’
  • Adrián 63’
  • Falcao 87’

  1. Falcao sends Atletico through

    Falcao sends Atletico through

    Radamel Falcao struck with a superb late volley to send Atletico Madrid to a 2-1 win over Hannover. More

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    Time:90'
    • Hannover 96
    • Atlético Madrid
    • 90'+3 Pumped forward and Mark Clattenburg brings the match to a close! It's been a brave Europa League venture for Hannover, but it's Atletico who move into the last four and meet Valencia in an all-Spanish semi-final. It’s finished Hannover 1 Atletico 2, 2-4 on aggregate! Thanks for joining us!!
    • 90'+2 Free-kick for Atletico as the clock runs down.
    • 90'+1 Pinto tries to boost his despondent side with a run into the box, but Alvaro's legs are fresher and it's no contest.
    • 90' The sting's gone out of the game now as the assistant signals three added minutes.
    • 88' Sub for Atletico. Diego is off and on comes Alvaro Domínguez.
    • 86' Too late now!! GOAL ATLETICO! Diego cuts in to find Falcao in space and Falcao rockets the ball past Zieler!! Hannover 1 Atletico 2 and Hannover's campaign is all over now!
    • 84' Last throw of the dice for Slomka. Artur Sobiech is on for Pander.
    • 83' Poor ball by Pander and Hannover could do without that wayward delivery!
    • 82' That goal was out of nothing! Courtois has been largely untroubled in the Atletico goal as Schlaudraff tries to get contact on the ball inside the box with Diouf lurking!!
    • 81' We're in for a tense last 10 minutes! Hannover need the one goal to take this tie into extra time!
    • 80' GOAL HANNOVER!! Would you believe it, from the corner, Atletico concede a throw, it's delivered long. Godin can only head it across to DIOUF who fires home! Game on!! 1-1!!
    • 79' CHERUNDOLO!! Cuts inside and Miranda is on hand to put the ball behind for a corner!! Good chance for Hannover!
    • 78' Hannover come forward again. That's a high, hanging ball for Cherundolo. Good defending as the ball is headed away.
    • 77' It's another free-kick, this time for Atletico. Poor delivery which goes through to Zieler who urgently bowls the ball out.
    • 75' We're in the last 15 minutes.
    • 74' Ya Konan does well to keep the ball in. It's Pinto with the cross, but again it's a poor delivery. Failed to clear the first man.
    • 73' Another sub for Hannover as Slomka shuffles his pack looking for a leveller to start. It's Manuel Schmiedebach for Schulz.
    • 72' Two quick Hannover corners are followed by one for Atletico but none of the many corners tonight have troubled either defence.
    • 71' Sub for Hannover. Rausch makes way for Mohammed Abdellaoue.
    • 70' Filipe for the visitors. Opts to go backwards and Atletico are content to knock the ball around. Pinto robs Filipe as Hannover come forward with intent and Suarez concedes the corner.
    • 68' Another yellow card for Atletico. This time it's Miranda for a foul on Cherundolo. The Spaniards will be seeing red soon if they're not careful!
    • 67' Diego with the ball over the top looking for the sub Salvio. Zieler is out fast and makes the catch.
    • 66' Sub for Atletico. Eduardo Salvio is on for Koke.
    • 65' Again it's safe handling by Courtois. It's a long way back for the hosts now! They need two but haven't looked like getting one so far!
    • 64' Corner for Hannover as they look for a quick reply!
    • 63' GOAL ATLETICO!! What a superb solo effort! Adrian is played in, gets the other side of Pogatetz, as Zieler commits himself, Adrian pulls it back and slots the ball home! Hannover 0 Atletico 1!! There's the vital away goal!!
    • 61' Hannover come forward again through Cherundolo. Finds Pinto but Schlaudraff makes the wrong run and gives Pinto too much to do.
    • 59' Again it comes to nothing as we move into the last half hour. Hannover have got to test the keeper more!
    • 58' Pogatetz comes forward for Hannover. Rausch looks to play into the near post and the ball flicks off Miranda for a Hannover corner.
    • 57' It's another free-kick to Atletico just outside the edge of the area. Whipped in by Diego and Zieler gets a good connection on it to clear! Atletico are asking the questions at the moment!
    • 55' In it comes, but no one gambles as the ball flies in front of Zieler. Diego Simeone is less than impressed on the touchline!
    • 54' Meanwhile, back with the ball, Atletico have their first corner.
    • 53' And that's another yellow card! This one is for Koke for time wasting as he considers taking an Atletico free-kick!
    • 52' It's getting feisty here as Perea slams into Pogatetz! Fair challenge that one though, despite the Austrian's protests!
    • 51' Free-kick is popped into the Atletico box, Ya Konan is waiting for it and it's the newly-booked Uruguayan who acrobatically hooks the ball away!
    • 50' And immediately Diego Godin follows him into the book for Atletico with a cynical foul on Ya Konan.
    • 49' That's a foul on Diego by Pinto that earns the Hannover man a yellow card
    • 48' Pander for Hannover. Won by Atletico who can break! Diego with a great pass to FALCAO!! He races forward and SHOOTS!! Drags the shot across the goal! Poor effort!!
    • 47' Atletico on the attack. Adrian with a cross into the penalty area. Schulz gets it away and Filipe gives away a free-kick. Same old, same old?
    • 46' Hannover kick-off the second half. No changes at the break.
    • - Atletico are out for the second half to another chorus of boos. And now they're joined by their green-clad opponents.
    • 45'+1 And that's the half time whistle! To be frank, there's been very little to warm the crowd tonight, but Hannover just need the one goal to dump Atletico out. But equally an Atletico away goal would probably do the same to the Germans who have failed to trouble Courtois in the Madrid goal. It's perfectly poised - 0-0 at the break.
    • 45' Filipe wins a throw deep in Hannover territory as the assistant signals one extra minute.
    • 45' We're in the last minute of normal time.
    • 43' It's another Pander free-kick and it's another poor delivery! Hannover have created next to nothing tonight and desperately need these dead-ball situations to produce something!
    • 42' Cherundolo nips past Diego, the foot comes out and Cherundolo eventually hits the deck! That was certainly a delayed reaction from the Hannover man and it's earned Diego a yellow card!
    • 41' Koke is on to it! It's two against two! Oooh! Fails to miss out Pander in the middle! That could have been dangerous!
    • 40' Now Diouf is brought down. Pander takes the free-kick. Lacks the height to trouble the red and white back line who clear comfortably.
    • 39' Diego for the Spaniards. Cross comes in, thumped away by Pander,. Diouf will chase it, but that's a lost cause.
    • 37' Atletico throw but Pinto is on the deck courtesy of Filipe Luis. Didn't look a lot in that to be honest.
    • 36' We're in the last 10 minutes of the half. Atletico are content to spray the ball around themselves. The Hannover crowd don't like it, but it's up to their team to win the ball and snatch the goal they need!
    • 35' Again the Atletico defence stands firm and clear the danger.
    • 34' Diouf dinks the ball past Joao Miranda. Good advantage played as Miranda clips Diouf but without the prone Senegalese, Hannover are a man light in attack and have to settle for a corner.
    • 33' Schulz and Adrian contest a header, Pinto gets clattered and that'll be a Hannover free-kick around the halfway line.
    • 31' Atletico break with Koke. Crosses into the area, too far but Diego's there to mop up. In it comes for ADRIAN!! Rises well but can't steer the ball on target!
    • 30' In it comes! Good claim by Courtois! That's the sort of thing that inspires confidence in your defence!
    • 29' Hannover do just that with Steve Cherundolo. Pinto looks for Rausch and the hosts win their second corner.
    • 28' Another red and white short hits the deck to more boos. Play on says the ref.
    • 27' It's Diego for the Spaniards to a chorus of boos. Adrian with a great cross looking for Falcao! Schulz rises to head the ball away from the lurking Colombian!
    • 25' Another stoppage. It's all very scrappy hereas Pogatetz puts his own defence in danger with a slice, but Koke is bustled away from the danger zone by a dogged German defence.
    • 23' Atletico on the attack, but Diego is caught napping and is robbed by Ya Konan! the ball well wide with the outside of his foot! Poor choice with Diouf nearby!
    • 22' Halfway through the first period and we're still waiting for either keeper to be tested by a shot.
    • 21' That's yet another stoppage. This time it’s Tiago on Pinto. Pander drives in the free-kick, Courtois elects to punch, but could've probably caught that! Taking no chances, the Chelsea loanee keeper.
    • 20' Down goes Tiago Mendes. Rausch is the offender with a high foot! So, he's fully recovered then!
    • 19' Rausch is back on the pitch but looks less than comfortable at the moment. Looks like he's going to try and run it off.
    • 18' Meanwhile, play continues as Courtois knocks the ball long.
    • 17' Rausch is off getting treatment and his match may be over.
    • 16' Sergio Pinto with the free-kick! Drives it but it’s straight into the wall!
    • 15' Ya Konan wins the corner. Pander delivers and it's knocked out. Rausch can bring it back in. Oooh! Cynical clip by Falcao and that's the first yellow card of the match!
    • 14' Falcao is dispossessed by Didier Ya Konan. Rausch goes down under a high foot and that's a Hannover free-kick. A chance for Pander to launch one into the area.
    • 13' This has been a lively start! Atletico started the better, but the Germans have settled into their task.
    • 11' Confusion in the Atletico defence allows Diouf to race down the right. There's no one up with him so he goes for goal! Drags it across the face of the goal and the danger's cleared!
    • 10' Pander to DIOUF!! Tries to meet the ball as Thibaut Courtois comes out and the man from Senegal is penalised for a foul on the keeper. That looked 50-50 but the free-kick's given. Good move by the hosts though!
    • 9' Jan Schlaudraff caught offside. He went just a second too early there or he would have been through!
    • 8' Floated in, but that's not going to test the Hannover defence. Zieler claims.
    • 7' Diego tumbles over Setgio Pionto's challenge. Cheap free-kick but this could be a problem.
    • 6' Time and space for Atletico to play it across the midfield. A few boos ring out around the AWD.
    • 5' Hannover try to ask questions of their opponents, but there's no way through for Emanuel Pogatetz. Atletico can bring it away.
    • 4' Atletico press again. Ron-Robert Zieler spots the danger and rushes out to claim comfortably.
    • 3' Luis Perea to Filipe Luis. Tries his luck but that's way off target! Let's call that one a sighter!
    • 2' Pander now with a throw for the hosts. Konstantin Rausch tries to bring it under but that'll be an Atletico throw.
    • 1' Christian Pander knocks it forward from the left back position, collected by the Spanish defence.
    • 1' And it's Atletico who get us underway at the AWD!!
    • 20:04 Quick mention for our ref tonight. Mark Clattenburg from England.
    • 20:02 And here they come! Hannover in green shorts and black shorts. Atletico in red and white stripes and red shorts.
    • 20:00 We're just five minutes away from kick-off and there's a sea of green, white and black around the stadium as we await the arrival of the two teams.
    • 19:57 It's going to be tight tonight. A 1-0 win will be enough to send the Germans through.
    • 19:53 Diego Simeone understands the size of the task facing his side too: "The statistics speak volumes and, with their fans behind them, we know we are in for a tough game. The best thing for us to do is to forget all about our advantage. We have to play intelligently and play to win, as we always do."
    • 19:50 Mirko Slonka knows that Hannover need to stand up and be counted tonight, saying: "We have got to be more courageous. We know how strong they are and our respect for them is unaltered, but this time we want to take our chance. We know our qualities and our strengths and, if we use them all here at home, then I think we have a chance."
    • 19:42 The atmosphere's building in the AWD. No surprise that Hannover are expecting a capacity crowd as they bid to make the last four.
    • 19:35 The winners of this Quarter-Final face either Valencia or AZ Alkmaar in the semis. The Dutchmen currently lead 2-1 and you can catch the latest action here!
    • 19:30 But Atletico are no pushovers on the road. They've lost just one in eight away fixtures, 2-0 to Udinese in the group stages.
    • 19:25 Madrid boss Simeone knows his side are in for a tough match tonight. Despite Hannover's relative European inexperience, they've yet to lose at the AWD in UEFA competitions. Die Roten have won five and drawn two in Germany in their two European ventures.
    • 19:22 And three changes to the Atletico line-up for Diego Simeone. Gabi, Arda Turan and Juanfran all miss out through suspension and in come Luis Perea, Tiago Mendes and Diego.
    • 19:19 So Hannover boss Mirko Slomka makes two changes to the side that lost 2-1 in Spain. Christian Schulz and Didier Konan Ya are in for Lars Stindl and Manuel Schmiedebach who is on the bench.
    • 19:16 ATLETICO: Courtois, Godín, Filipe Luis, Perea, Miranda, Suárez, Tiago, Koke, López, Falcao, Diego Subs: Asenjo, Domínguez, Assunção, Pizzi, Ñiguez, Salvio, Momar.
    • 19:14 And the teams are in! HANNOVER: Zieler, Pogatetz, Eggimann, Cherundolo, Schulz, Pander, Pinto, Rausch, Konan Ya, Schlaudraff, Diouf. Subs: Miller, Haggui, Chahed, Lala, Schmiedebach, Sobiech, Abdellaoue.
    • 19:10 Radamel Falcao put Los Rojiblancos ahead in the ninth minute, only to see Mame Diouf level for the Bundesligas seven minutes before the break. But just as the game appeared to be heading for a 1-1 draw, Eduardo Salvio curled home the winner in the 89th minute.
    • 19:07 It's advantage Spain following the first leg at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
    • 19:05 It promises to be a cracking Europa League Quarter Final 2nd leg at the AWD Arena.
    • Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Hannover v Atletico Madrid. The match begins at 20:05 UK time.
  • Summary

    • 86' Too late now!! GOAL ATLETICO! Diego cuts in to find Falcao in space and Falcao rockets the ball past Zieler!! Hannover 1 Atletico 2 and Hannover's campaign is all over now!
    • 82' That goal was out of nothing! Courtois has been largely untroubled in the Atletico goal as Schlaudraff tries to get contact on the ball inside the box with Diouf lurking!!
    • 80' GOAL HANNOVER!! Would you believe it, from the corner, Atletico concede a throw, it's delivered long. Godin can only head it across to DIOUF who fires home! Game on!! 1-1!!
    • 79' CHERUNDOLO!! Cuts inside and Miranda is on hand to put the ball behind for a corner!! Good chance for Hannover!
    • 63' GOAL ATLETICO!! What a superb solo effort! Adrian is played in, gets the other side of Pogatetz, as Zieler commits himself, Adrian pulls it back and slots the ball home! Hannover 0 Atletico 1!! There's the vital away goal!!
    • 51' Free-kick is popped into the Atletico box, Ya Konan is waiting for it and it's the newly-booked Uruguayan who acrobatically hooks the ball away!
    • 48' Pander for Hannover. Won by Atletico who can break! Diego with a great pass to FALCAO!! He races forward and SHOOTS!! Drags the shot across the goal! Poor effort!!
    • 31' Atletico break with Koke. Crosses into the area, too far but Diego's there to mop up. In it comes for ADRIAN!! Rises well but can't steer the ball on target!
    • 27' It's Diego for the Spaniards to a chorus of boos. Adrian with a great cross looking for Falcao! Schulz rises to head the ball away from the lurking Colombian!
    • 23' Atletico on the attack, but Diego is caught napping and is robbed by Ya Konan! the ball well wide with the outside of his foot! Poor choice with Diouf nearby!
    • 16' Sergio Pinto with the free-kick! Drives it but it’s straight into the wall!
    • 11' Confusion in the Atletico defence allows Diouf to race down the right. There's no one up with him so he goes for goal! Drags it across the face of the goal and the danger's cleared!
    • 10' Pander to DIOUF!! Tries to meet the ball as Thibaut Courtois comes out and the man from Senegal is penalised for a foul on the keeper. That looked 50-50 but the free-kick's given. Good move by the hosts though!
    • 3' Luis Perea to Filipe Luis. Tries his luck but that's way off target! Let's call that one a sighter!
    • 19:16 ATLETICO: Courtois, Godín, Filipe Luis, Perea, Miranda, Suárez, Tiago, Koke, López, Falcao, Diego Subs: Asenjo, Domínguez, Assunção, Pizzi, Ñiguez, Salvio, Momar.
    • 19:14 And the teams are in! HANNOVER: Zieler, Pogatetz, Eggimann, Cherundolo, Schulz, Pander, Pinto, Rausch, Konan Ya, Schlaudraff, Diouf. Subs: Miller, Haggui, Chahed, Lala, Schmiedebach, Sobiech, Abdellaoue.

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    Manager: Mirko Slomka

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    Manager: Diego Simeone

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