February 23, 2013
Hannover destroy hapless Hamburg
#INSERT type:image caption: Didier Ya Konan helped himself to two goals as Hannover destroyed Hamburg END#Didier Ya Konan scored twice as Hannover bounced back from their exit from the Europa League with a resounding victory over Hamburg in the Bundesliga.
Mame Biram Diouf opened the scoring in the seventh minute for Hannover before Rafael van der Vaart equalised from the spot in the 13th minute.
Szabolcs Huszti converted a penalty for Hannover in the 39th minute and Ya Konan made it 3-1 in the 45th minute before deciding the match for good with his second goal after 68 minutes.
Mohammed Abdellaoue added a fifth in the 85th minute.
The result saw Hannover continue their strong home form to improve to 33 points while Hamburg saw their modest two-match winning streak snapped to remain on 34 points.
Hannover went ahead through a set piece with Huszti sending his free kick into the box where Diouf headed in from seven yards out.
Hamburg equalised six minutes later from the spot as Van der Vaart struck in to the lower left corner after Johan Djourou was ruled to have fouled Dennis Aogo in the area.
Hannover reclaimed the lead with a penalty of their own with Huszti hammering the ball into the upper right corner after Hamburg keeper Rene Adler brought down Sergio Pinto.
The Hannover goalscorer injured his left thigh while scoring and was immediately substituted after successfully converting Hannover's 15th consecutive penalty in the Bundesliga.
Ya Konan increased the lead in the 45th minute with a volley from 25 yards out.
Diouf missed a great chance to make it 4-1 two minutes into first half injury-time but headed just wide before shooting past the post.
Ya Konan showed him how it is done in the 68th minute, poking home a pass from Konstantin Rausch from the left side.
Abdellaoue added his name to the scoring sheet with five minutes left after a pass from Artur Sobiech.
|Hannover 96||Hamburg SV|
|1 Ron-Robert Zieler||15 René Adler|
|19 Christian Schulz||24 Slobodan Rajkovic|
|17 Johan Djourou||4 Heiko Westermann|
|18 Sébastien Pocognoli||14 Milan Badelj|
|23 Sofian Chahed||7 Marcell Jansen|
|7 Sergio Pinto||2 Dennis Diekmeier|
|15 Andre Hoffmann||23 Rafael Van der Vaart|
|10 Szabolcs Huszti||6 Dennis Aogo|
|11 Didier Ya Konan||25 Per Skjelbred|
|25 Mohammed Abdellaoue||40 Heung-Min Son|
|39 Mame Biram Diouf||10 Artjoms Rudnevs|
|3 Karim Haggui||Marcus Berg 16|
|13 Jan Schlaudraff||Jaroslav Drobny 1|
|14 Markus Miller||Gojko Kacar 44|
|34 Konstantin Rausch||Tomás Rincon 8|
|8 Manuel Schmiedebach||Tolgay-Ali Arslan 18|
|9 Artur Sobiech||Maximilian Beister 21|
|4 Hiroki Sakai||Petr Jiracek 19|
|Konstantin Rausch for Szabolcs Huszti (42)||Maximilian Beister for Per Skjelbred (45)|
|Artur Sobiech for Mame Biram Diouf (66)||Tomás Rincon for Rafael Van der Vaart (75)|
|Jan Schlaudraff for Mohammed Abdellaoue (87)||Petr Jiracek for Dennis Aogo (75)|
|Andre Hoffmann (87)|
|· Squads: Hannover 96 | Hamburg SV|