2009 UEFA Cup Final

The 2009 UEFA Cup Final was the final match of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, the 38th season of the UEFA Cup, UEFA's second-tier club football tournament. It was also the last final to be held under the UEFA Cup name, as the competition was rebranded as the UEFA Europa League from the 2009–10 season. The match was contested by Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen; Shakhtar won the match 2–1 after extra time. Lone striker Luiz Adriano opened the scoring for Shakhtar mid-way through the first half, before Naldo equalised from a free kick ten minutes later. The second half was goalless and the match went to extra time; after only seven minutes, Jádson scored for Shakhtar to secure the club's first major European trophy.

The match was played at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium – home ground of Fenerbahçe – in Istanbul, Turkey, on 20 May 2009. It was the second European football final to be held in Turkey, after the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, which was held in another Istanbul venue, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium. It was also the first European football final to be held outside the geographical Europe, as Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium lies across the Bosphorus from the city center, and hence, in geographical Asia.

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2009 UEFA Cup Final - Match - Statistics
... First half Shakhtar Donetsk Werder Bremen Goals scored 1 ... Total shots 5 ... Shots on target 1 ... Ball possession 57% 43% Corner kicks 1 ... Fouls committed 7 ... Offsides 1 ... Yellow cards 1 ... Red cards 0 ... Second half Shakhtar Donetsk Werder Bremen Goals scored 0 ... Total shots 7 ... Shots on target 3 ... Ball possession 59% 41% Corner kicks 2 ... Fouls committed 8 ... Offsides 1 ... Yellow cards 1 ... Red cards 0 ... Extra time Shakhtar Donetsk Werder Bremen Goals scored 0 ... Total shots 7 ... Shots on target 2 ... Ball possession 60% 40% Corner kicks 2 ... Fouls committed 7 ... Offsides 0 ... Yellow cards 2 ... Red cards 0 ... Overall Shakhtar Donetsk Werder Bremen Goals scored 1 ... Total shots 19 ... Shots on target 6 ... Ball possession 59% 41% Corner kicks 5 ... Fouls committed 22 ... Offsides 2 ... Yellow cards 4 ... Red cards 0 ... Source UEFA Full Time Report. ...

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