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Leverkusen determination pleases Hyypiä

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 0.47CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypiä hailed the "character" shown to overcome Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who feel they should have more than no points from two games.
Leverkusen determination pleases Hyypiä
Leverkusen's Simon Rolfes is congratulated on his opening goal by Ömer Toprak ©Getty Images
 

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Leverkusen
Real Sociedad

2

Goals scored

1

46

Possession (%)

54

25

Total attempts

11

15

on target

8

10

off target

3

5

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

5

3

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

10

461

Passes

542

327

completed

387

Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

1Leno (GK)
Yellow Card52
1Bravo (GK)
3Reinartz2Carlos Martínez
4Wollscheid3González (C)
Yellow Card45
6Rolfes (C)
Goal45+1
4Elustondo
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution68
5Markel Bergara
8Bender6Iñigo Martínez
11Kiessling7Griezmann
Substitution84
14Hilbert8Seferovic
Substitution68
17Boenisch
Substitution68
11Vela
Penalty51
Goal51
Yellow Card56
18Sam
Substitution85
17Zurutuza
Substitution90
21Ömer Toprak24de la Bella

Substitutes

25Palop (GK)13Zubikarai (GK)
5Spahić9Agirretxe
Substitution68
9Derdiyok14Pardo
10Can
Substitution68
15Ansotegi
13Hegeler
Substitution85
Goal90+2
18Castro
Substitution84
23Kruse
Substitution68
19Cadamuro
26Donati23Ros
Substitution90

Coaches

Sami Hyypiä (FIN) Jagoba Arrasate (ESP)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

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Last updated: 03/10/2013 09:04 CET

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Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 0.47CET

Leverkusen determination pleases Hyypiä

Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypiä hailed the "character" shown to overcome Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who feel they should have more than no points from two games.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
We played well in the opening phase of the match. We created gaps that we could play into and had a few situations where we could have scored. We knew Real Sociedad are a team that like to execute counterattacks and that have a certain quality in doing so, but we kept our balance in the first half. Obviously the timing of our [first] goal was perfect, just before half-time.

We talked at half-time about the things we needed to improve. Sociedad were a bit more aggressive in the second period and our game wasn't at the same level as in the first. I also had the feeling we were a bit tired throughout the second half.

We didn't keep possession as well. We were pushed back into defence and our balance wasn't there any more. Sociedad had a lot of counterattacking opportunities and certainly had chances to score a second goal.

At the end we had a free-kick and got the winner from it. It's fantastic and I'm very happy that we managed to secure three very important points. We showed real character towards the end.

Jagoba Arrasate, La Real coach
We put in a good performance, but the second goal was a big blow. We have done the right things, but we have no points from two matches and that is what counts. We have the feeling we deserved more. Leverkusen are a very physical team and that is why we played with three in midfield.

We did everything to get the win, so we are not happy with the result. We must take the positives from this and now we have to think about the Rayo Vallecano match in the Liga. We were the better team against Shakhtar and also tonight, and that's what we will try to do at Old Trafford [on matchday three].

Last updated: 04/10/13 0.03CET

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