Thursday, 9 April 2009

UC - Last 8: Diego double puts Bremen in control

Werder Bremen 1-3 UdineseUdinese have it all to do after going down 3-1 to Werder Bremen in the first leg of their UEFA Cup quarter-final tie, but a late away-goal from Fabio Quagliarella gives them hope ahead of the return in Udine.

Werder Bremen took a big step towards the UEFA Cup semi-finals after two superb goals by Brazilian playmaker Diego steered them to a 3-1 victory against Udinese. Diego made the breakthrough on the half-hour mark with a precise low drive from the edge of the area. The Bundesliga outfit went on to strike twice in as many minutes after the break through Juventus target Diego and Hugo Almeida before Fabio Quagliarella pulled one back to give Italy's only remaining European contenders hope for next Thursday's second leg.

UEFA Cup 2008-09
Quarter-final First Leg
Thursday 9 April
Hamburg 3-1 Manchester City
Paris Saint-Germain 0-0 Dynamo Kiev
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Marseille
Werder Bremen 3-1 Udinese
Quarter-final Second Leg
Thursday 16 April
Dynamo Kiev v Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City v Hamburg
Marseille v Shakhtar Donetsk
Udinese v Werder Bremen

Semi-final First Leg
Thursday 30 April
Bremen/Udinese v Hamburg/Man City
PSG/Kiev v Shakhtar/Marseille
Semi-final Second Leg
Thursday 7 May
Hamburg/Man City v Bremen/Udinese
Shakhtar/Marseille v PSG/Kiev

Final (Istanbul)
Wednesday 20 May
PSG/Kiev or Shakhtar/Marseille v Bremen/Udinese or Hamburg/Man City (1945)

Source: UEFA

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