UEFA Cup semi-finals: Hamburg upset Werder with a narrow away win; Shakhtar secure 1-1 draw against Kiev in the all-Ukrainian affair

Werder Bremen 0 – Hamburg 1 (UEFA Cup semi-final first leg, April 30, 2009) A fabulous Piotr Trochowski header into the far top corner handed Hamburg a 28th minute lead at Bremen.

Dynamo Kiev 1 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (UEFA Cup semi-final first leg, April 30, 2009) Dynamo Kiev drew first blood in the all Ukranian semi-final, midway through the first half an Aliev free-kick was diverted into his own net by Dmytro Chygyinsky. (First half highlights here.) Shakhtar grabbed a crucial away goal midway through the second period thanks to Fernandinho who slid home from close range.