Manchester City got off to a dream start in their UEFA Cup quarter-final but then found themselves in the middle of nightmare as they suffered a 3-1 defeat.
Stephen Ireland made the breakthrough in the first leg after only 35 seconds following a delightful build-up with Robinho.
But that resulted in an onslaught from Hamburg with goals from Joris Mathijsen, Piotr Trochowski - via a penalty - and substitute Jose Guerrero handing the Bundesliga side a two-goal cushion going into the second leg at Eastlands.
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