FRANKFURT (AP) Werder Bremen and Shakhtar Donetsk both reached their first UEFA Cup final with narrow victories on Thursday night.
Werder rallied to beat Hamburger SV 3-2 in the second leg of the semifinals and went through on the away-goals rule, with the aggregate score 3-3 after Hamburg's 1-0 win in Bremen one week ago.
Shakhtar edged Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in the second leg of their all-Ukrainian matchup to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho scored the winner late in the game.
The final of Europe's second-tier club competition is May 20 in Istanbul, and both Werder and Shakhtar made the title game for the first time.
In a fast-paced game in Hamburg, Ivica Olic scored for the home team in the 13th minute, but Diego tied the game in the 29th after a neat 1-2 move with Claudio Pizarro.