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Match facts: Genk v Leverkusen

Published: Saturday 3 December 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Genk v Leverkusen
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Published: Saturday 3 December 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Genk v Leverkusen


UEFA milestones
• The 7-0 defeat at Valencia CF on matchday five was Genk's heaviest in UEFA competition, eclipsing a 6-0 UEFA Champions League first group stage loss to Real Madrid CF in September 2002.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Genk have scored only one goal, fewer than any other side; their tally of 15 conceded is the joint highest along with GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

Latest domestic information
Friday 2 December: K. Beerschot AC 2-0 KRC Genk (MacDonald 21 45+1)
Köteles; Vanden Borre, Ngongca, Nadson, Pudil; Buffel (Ndabashinze 64), Camus (Benteke 81), Tőzsér, De Bruyne (Limbombe 46); Nwanganga, Barda

• Mario Been's side suffered their third successive defeat – all away – a run that has seen them concede 11 goals and score none. Genk are four matches unbeaten at home, though.

• It was Genk's fifth loss in 16 league games this season; one more than they suffered all last term in the 30-match regular season.

• Starting with their 2-0 reverse at Leverkusen on matchday two, Genk have lost eight of their last 13 games.

• Genk are on 23 points in the First League; at this stage last term they had 36 and were two points clear at the summit.

• Of the 24 league goals Genk have conceded this season, 17 have come in the second half of games.

• Kevin De Bruyne struck his first professional hat-trick as Genk recovered from 4-2 down to beat Club Brugge KV 5-4 on 29 October.

• Dániel Tőzsér struck the only goal as Genk claimed their first Belgian Super Cup at the sixth attempt on 21 July, beating R. Standard de Liège despite playing over an hour with ten men after Jelle Vossen's dismissal.

Injury news
• De Bruyne has been ruled out for three weeks after breaking his toe on Friday.

• Khaleem Hyland missed the Beerschot game after injuring his foot in training last week; Vossen was out with flu.

• Abel Masuero has been out since picking up a calf muscle injury in training on 25 October.

• David Hubert (stomach, out since 28 September) and Jeroen Simaeys (broken toe, 5 October) have been sidelined.

• Torben Joneleit could be out until April after tearing knee ligaments against KV Mechelen on 27 August.

• On 30 November, Been signed a new contract which ties him to Genk until summer 2014. He took the reins on 30 August, 12 days after Frank Vercauteren's departure for United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Jazira Club.

• Anthony Vanden Borre made his first start for Belgium in over two years in a 2-1 friendly win against Romania on 11 November.

• Marvin Ogunjimi, who was due to join RCD Mallorca on 7 December, was released to train with the Spanish club early, although he cannot play for them before January.


UEFA milestones
• Leverkusen have conceded 198 goals in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Ömer Toprak, Michael Ballack, Michal Kadlec and Stefan Kiessling will incur a ban with their next yellow cards.

Latest domestic information
Friday 2 December: Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Derdiyok 10, Sam 79)
Leno; Castro, Schwaab, Friedrich, Kadlec; Bender, Ballack (Reinartz 73); Sam (Oczipka 85), Schürrle; Kiessling, Derdiyok (Rolfes 68)

• Eren Derdiyok's fifth goal in three games set Robin Dutt's side on course for a victory that extended their unbeaten run to five matches – a season high.

• Leverkusen kept only their fourth clean sheets in 16 matches in all competitions.

• On 26 November Derdiyok – scorer of the equaliser against Chelsea FC three days earlier – struck all Leverkusen's goals in a 3-3 draw at Hertha BSC Berlin. It was his first hat-trick since a treble for FC Basel 1893 away to FC Thun on 2 March 2008.

• Leverkusen were 2-0 down inside 17 minutes at Hertha, with Ömer scoring his second own goal of the season. It could have been worse: Bernd Leno denied Levan Kobiashvili from the spot on five minutes.

Injury news
• Ömer was withdrawn at half-time against Hertha after picking up a back injury and missed the Hoffenheim win.

• Bastian Oczipka, who had been out since breaking an ankle on loan at FC St Pauli in February, made his Leverkusen debut against 1. FC Kaiserslautern on 18 November. He joined the club aged ten in 1999.

• Summer signing Michael Ortega, yet to make his debut for the club after injuring his left knee on 5 September, has been an unused substitute for Leverkusen's past three games.

• Karim Bellarabi (out since 2 November) and Hanno Balitsch (9 November) have been sidelined with thigh injuries.

• Renato Augusto has not played since undergoing knee surgery in late October.

• First-choice goalkeeper René Adler has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in mid-July.

• Tranquillo Barnetta has not played since 4 June because of a persistent right knee problem.

• On 30 November, Leverkusen confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Leno from VfB Stuttgart. The 19-year-old, who joined on a four-month loan in August, has committed until summer 2017.

• On 23 November, Leverkusen announced that centre-back Philipp Wollscheid, 22, will join from 1. FC Nürnberg next summer on a five-year deal.

• Ömer made his Turkey debut in a 0-0 play-off draw in Croatia on 15 November. They had lost the first leg 3-0.

Last updated: 04/12/11 18.25CET

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