Hannover: Zieler; Cherundolo, Eggimann, Haggui,
Rausch; Schlaudraff (Felipe 10'), Pinto, Stindl, Huszti (Schmiedebach 84'); Ya
Konan, Sobiech (Diouf 76'). 4-4-2.
Levante: Keylor Navas; Pedro López, Ballesteros, Héctor Rodas, Nikos Karabelas; Dudka (Rubén García 70'), Iborra; Lell (El Zhar 32'), Michel, Pedro Ríos; Gekas (Angel 70'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 09. Michel (penalty). After Gekas pushed over by Haggui in penalty area.
1-1. 21. Huszti (penalty). After Iborra handled ball whilst on ground inside area.
2-1. 49. Ya Konan. Picked up rebound in the area and fired shot past Navas.
Levante's great start in European competitions came to an end after they were beaten 2-1 by ten man Hannover.This was always going to be one of the hardest ties in their group, but things appeared to go in their favour in only the tenth minute when Haggui was sent off for pushing over Gekas in the area, and Michel drilled home the resulting penalty. However the German side equalized with a penalty of their own, converted by Huszti, after Iborra handled the ball in the area later in the first half. And Ya Konan and Hustzi could have scored again before Konan latched on to a loose ball following a series of blocks to put the locals in front soon after the restart. Levante tried their best after that, but Zieler kept out Gekas and Pedro Ríos, and other efforts from Gekas, Rodas and El Zhar failed to find the target. Juan Ignacio Martínez's side still ended the day in second spot however, and the upcoming double header against Twente may now decide their fate.