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BERLIN---Hiroshi Kiyotake scored
one goal and set up another as Han-
nover beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 away to
move into provisional fourth spot in
the Bundesliga yesterday.
Kiyotake provided the corner for
Jimmy Briand to open the scoring in
the 44th minute and the Japan mid-
fielder sealed the win by cutting inside
a Hertha defender and finishing coolly
in the 76th.
It was Kiyotake s second league goal
for Hannover since he switched in the
summer from relegated Nuremberg.
He thought he d scored earlier, only
for the effort to be ruled out for offside
after some good interplay with Leonar-
"We made it clear from the first sec-
ond that we re the better team," Han-
nover general manager Dirk Dufner
said. "That was the key to the win."
The victory moves Hannover five
points behind Bayern Munich before
the rest of the 11th round of games,
while Hertha missed the chance to
establish itself in the middle of the table
after its second successive loss.
The home side came closest to scor-
ing though Genki Haraguchi and Salo-
man Kalou in the first half.
"We re trying to do everything right
but it s simply not working," said Hertha
defender Per Ciljan Skjelbred, who was
caught out for the second goal.
Poor marking allowed Briand to score
before the break, and Bittencourt took
advantage of some more lax defending
with a cross-field ball for Kiyotake to
seal the victory.
Nearly 40,000 supporters attended
the game at Berlin s Olympiastadion
despite a strike causing disruption to
rail services across the country. (AP)
Hannover's scorer Hiroshi Kiyotake, right, and Hiroki Sakai from Japan celebrate
their side's second goal during the German Bundesliga football match between
Hertha BSC Berlin and Hannover 96 at the Olympia stadium in Berlin, Germany,
yesterday. Hannover won 2-0. AP PHOTO
Hertha Berlin 2-0
er Jonas Hector was the only
newcomer in the Germany
squad chosen yesterday for the
European Championship qual-
ifier against Gibraltar and a
friendly against Spain.
Forward Marco Reus of Borus-
sia Dortmund, midfielder Sami
Khedira of Real Madrid, mid-
fielder Lars Bender of Bayer Lev-
erkusen and defender Benedikt
Hoewedes of Schalke return after
injuries. Striker Kevin Volland of
Hoffenheim was recalled after
making his debut in May.
Striker Mario Gomez of
Fiorentina recently returned from
injury and was overlooked.
Germany plays Gibraltar in
Nuremberg next Friday and visits
Spain four days later for the
friendly in Vigo. The match
brings together the last two
World Cup champions.
"It s always special to play cur-
rent European champion and
former World Cup winner
Spain," coach Joachim Loew said.
"Spain dominated world football
in recent years.
"I have great respect for this
football nation, it s going to be
an even match. Both teams will
be highly motivated."
Loew said Hector had been on
his radar for some time.
"We want to get to know him
better, he s been playing well for
Cologne," Loew said.
Germany is only third in
Group D after three qualifying
matches, following a victory over
Scotland, a loss to Poland and a
draw with Ireland.
"We are going to be very
focused against Gibraltar and
we ll take the match very seri-
ously," Loew said. "We know that
we are clear favorites and that s
how we are going to play." (AP)
Germany names Cologne newcomer in squad
LISBON---Portugal coach Fer-
nando Santos keeps making over
his squad, handing two players
their first call-ups and bringing
back two veterans for the Euro-
pean Championship qualifier
against Armenia next week and
a friendly against Argentina.
Santos took charge six weeks
ago, when Paulo Bento departed
after a home defeat against Albania
in a Euro 2016 qualifier.
Santos called up five new players
and several overlooked veterans,
and got the qualifying campaign
back on track last month with a
1-0 win in Denmark.
For this month s games, defend-
ers Tiago Gomes and Raphael
Guerreiro are included for the first
time. Striker Helder Postiga and
defender Jose Bosingwa, both in
their 30s, have returned.
Portugal plays Armenia on
November 14 and meets Argentina
in Manchester, England four days
Santos picks two new, 2 old for Portugal team
PARIS---Zlatan Ibrahimovic resumed
full training yesterday following a
heel injury, stepping up his bid to be
ready to face Marseille in the French
league table-topping clash tomor-
Ibrahimovic joined in with his Paris
Saint-Germain teammates, having pre-
viously trained alone or done light
jogging in the past week.
Ibrahimovic, who has five league
goals in as many games this season,
has not played since a 1-1 home draw
with Lyon on September 21. He has
missed the past six league games, as
well as Champions League wins
against Barcelona and Apoel Nicosia.
"This is the kind of match you have
to win," said Ibrahimovic, the league
top scorer over the past two seasons.
"I ve played in a lot of derbies in my
career, in the Netherlands, in Italy, in
Spain, so I m used to this situation."
Two-time defending champion PSG
is unbeaten, and in second place, four
points behind league leader Marseille.
Ibrahimovic s return is eagerly antic-
ipated by the club and its fans. (AP)
Ibrahimovic steps up
bid to face Marseille
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