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Olympia Stadion (ATT 8,338) 25th October 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Stephan Studer

Helsingborgs Helsingborgs IF vs Hannover 96 Hannover

Helsingborgs 1

Alvaro Santos (90+1)

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Hannover 2

M Diouf (12)
D Ya Konan (90+3)

Last-gasp Hannover seal points

Stoppage-time winner sees Helsingborg suffer agonising loss

Last Updated: 25/10/12 10:22pm

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Mame Biram Diouf gives chase to May Mahlangu

Mame Biram Diouf gives chase to May Mahlangu

Didier Konan struck a stoppage-time winner to give Hannover a dramatic Europa League victory that just moments earlier looked to have been snatched away from them.

Hannover were on course for a win at Olympia for much of the match thanks to Mame Diouf's early goal but hosts Helsingborg appeared to have snatched a point right at the death when substitute Alvaro Dos Santos equalised a minute into injury time.

However, there was still another twist in the tale as, with three of minutes of added time up, Konan fired in from close range to earn Hannover the points and keep them a point clear of Levante at the top of Group L.

Helsingborg, meanwhile, continue to prop up the standings with one point after their agonising loss.

Hannover had already gone close a couple of times before taking the lead, with Diouf firing over from close-range in the opening minute and Mohamed Abdellaoui unable to hit the target from 20 yards soon after.

There was no denying Diouf in the 12th minute as the former Manchester United man powerfully headed home Szabolcs Huszti's corner.

The German side looked likely to add to that lead as the game progressed with Diouf heading wide, Mario Eggiman seeing his header tipped over by Par Hansson, who also produced a fine save to push a Sergio Pinto shot round the post.

Helsingborg were not without a threat of their own though, and they came within inches of an equaliser in the 40th minute when Nikola Djurdjic's header from a corner struck the post.

Hansson was back in action in the 51st minute to turn behind a Huszti shot while at the other end Alvaro was soon making an impression after coming on as a 66th-minute replacement with a shot that was blocked by visiting keeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

Both sides continued to create openings in the closing stages, but none of them were taken and, when Alvaro missed from just a few yards out late on, the game looked to be Hannover's.

However, Brazilian Alvaro made amends for that miss when he levelled the scores up after rounding Zieler and slotting home.

That could have been heartbreaking for Hannover, but they showed great character and determination to go straight back on the attack and were rewarded when Konan slotted in a last-gasp winner.

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Matches

  • Europa League

    Thu 25th Oct - Group H
    Thu 25th Oct - Group G
    Thu 25th Oct - Group L
    • Helsingborgs
      1 - 2
      Hannover
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      TV
    • Levante
      3 - 0
      Twente
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group K
    • Rosenborg
      1 - 2
      Metalist
      bet
      TV
    • Rapid Vienna
      0 - 4
      Leverkusen
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group J
    • Panathinaikos
      1 - 1
      Lazio
      bet
      TV
    • Maribor
      1 - 1
      Tottenham
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group I
    Thu 25th Oct - Group A
    • Young Boys
      3 - 1
      Udinese
      bet
      TV
    • Liverpool
      1 - 0
      A Mak'kala
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group F
    Thu 25th Oct - Group E
    • S Bucuresti
      2 - 0
      Molde
      bet
      TV
    • Stuttgart
      0 - 0
      FC Cop'hagen
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group D
    • Newcastle
      1 - 0
      Club Brugge
      bet
      TV
    • Maritimo
      1 - 1
      Bordeaux
      bet
      TV
    Thu 25th Oct - Group C
    Thu 25th Oct - Group B
    • A Madrid
      2 - 1
      Academica
      bet
      TV
    • Hap Tel-Aviv
      1 - 2
      Plzen
      bet
      TV

Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 4 8
2 Villarreal 4 7
3 FC Zurich 4 4
4 Apollon Limassol 4 3

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Club Brugge 4 8
2 Torino 4 7
3 FC Copenhagen 4 4
4 HJK Helsinki 4 3

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Besiktas 4 8
2 Tottenham Hotspur 4 8
3 Asteras Tripoli 4 4
4 Partizan Belgrade 4 1

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 4 10
2 Celtic 4 8
3 Dinamo Zagreb 4 3
4 FC Astra Giurgiu 4 1

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Moscow 4 12
2 PSV Eindhoven 4 7
3 Estoril 4 3
4 Panathinaikos 4 1

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Inter Milan 4 8
2 Dnipro 4 4
3 Karabakh-Azersun 4 4
4 St Etienne 4 4

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sevilla 4 8
2 Feyenoord 4 6
3 Standard Liege 4 4
4 Rijeka 4 4

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Everton 4 8
2 Wolfsburg 4 7
3 Lille 4 3
4 Krasnodar 4 2

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Napoli 4 9
2 Sparta Prague 4 9
3 BSC Young Boys Bern 4 6
4 SK Slovan Bratislava 4 0

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Kiev 4 9
2 FC Steaua Bucuresti 4 7
3 Aalborg BK 4 6
4 Rio Ave 4 1

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fiorentina 4 10
2 Guingamp 4 7
3 PAOK Salonika 4 4
4 Dinamo Minsk 4 1

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Legia Warsaw 4 12
2 Trabzonspor 4 7
3 Lokeren SNW 4 4
4 Metalist Kharkiv 4 0

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