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Saturday, 27 March 2010 17:37

Video: Petit scores as Cologne thrash Hannover

Hannover 1-4 Cologne

Former Portugal international Armando Petit scored his first goal of the season this afternoon as Cologne pulled clear of relegation trouble in Germany with a convincing victory over Hannover.

The visitors raced into a three-goal lead inside 27 minutes at the AWD Arena, and the resulting 4-1 win means Cologne are now eight points clear of the drop zone. It was the team’s first three points in the Bundesliga since January, and ends a seven-match winless run in the German top flight.

On-loan Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic opened the scoring after eleven minutes, and Petit doubled Cologne’s advantage on the 20-minute mark. The former Benfica man made a well-timed run into the box, where he latched on to a throughball from compatriot Maniche and finished with his left foot.

YouTube link: Petit goal

Milivoje Novakovic (27’) and Tosic (70’) made it 4-0 to Cologne, before Steven Cherundolo’s consolation ten minutes from time. There were two other Portuguese involved in the match, with Maniche joining Petit in the Cologne midfield and Sergio Pinto in the Hannover side, although he was replaced after just half an hour.

By Sean Gillen
Comments (4)
maniche d man
4 Sunday, 28 March 2010 09:53
Petit is retired and Maniche !! well at least he'll do much better than Meireles i jus hope Queiroz takes him to the world cup
3 Sunday, 28 March 2010 01:08
I know. I was being sarcastic because it appears Mr.Queiroz is taking a look at every portuguese player who scores a goal nowadays and cannot make up his mind with his squad selection or formation.
2 Saturday, 27 March 2010 22:57
Sorry, SupremoGino...Petit has announced his international retirement.

Maniche on the other hand apparently had a fallout with Queiroz, due to the fact that he (Maniche) got called up to the WC Qualifier against Hungary but wasn't even on the bench.
What a goal!
1 Saturday, 27 March 2010 19:17
Brilliant control and finish by Petit and I think it was Maniche who set him up? Magnificent. Queiroz.. you better be watching these guys.. im sensing a call up.

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