Rafael van der Vaart will be the playmaker for Hamburg against Hannover in the Bundesliga this afternoon.
Rafael van der Vaart retains his place in the Hamburg starting lineup for their Bundesliga clash against Hannover away from home this afternoon.
The Dutchman will have Artjoms Rudnevs, Slobodan Rajkovic and Per Skjelbred as his partners in midfield, with Dennis Aogo and Son Heung-Min as the two forwards.
Johan Djourou, on loan from Arsenal, starts in defence for the home side.
Hannover: Zieler; Hoffman, Djourou, Pocognoli, Chahed; Pinto, Ya Konan, Schulz, Abdellaoue; Huszti, Diouf
Hamburg: Adler; Diekmeier, Westermann, Jansen, Badelj; Rudnevs, Van der Vaart, Rajkovic, Skjelbred; Aogo, Son
Result: Hamburg win five-goal thriller >