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Barcelona beaten in Leverkusen

Published: Tuesday 25 September 2001, 22.30CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have maximum points from two games in UEFA Champions League Group F after recovering from 1-0 down at the interval to defeat FC Barcelona 2-1.

Match statistics

LeverkusenBarcelona

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners5
 
2
Offsides8
 
6
Fouls committed13
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Tuesday 25 September 2001, 22.30CET

Barcelona beaten in Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen have maximum points from two games in UEFA Champions League Group F after recovering from 1-0 down at the interval to defeat FC Barcelona 2-1.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen came from a goal behind to defeat FC Barcelona 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Group F clash at the BayArena.

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It was the introduction of the inspirational Yildiray Bastürk at half-time that changed the game. The Turkish midfielder cancelled out Luis Enrique's first-half effort before Oliver Neuville scored the winner in the 69th minute.

Barcelona in control
The away side were dominant in the first half, with Geovanni causing the Leverkusen defence endless problems down the left side. Patrick Kluivert was revelling in a withdrawn role, feeding both Geovanni and Luis Enrique and it was no surprise when the Blaugrana broke through in the 22nd minute - and no surprise that it was Kluivert's perfectly weighted through ball that found Luis Enrique on the edge of the box. He turned his defender before floating the ball over the on-rushing Hans-Jörg Butt and into an empty net.

Penalty miss
The goal stirred the home side into action and, six minutes later, referee Hugh Dallas had no hesitation in giving a penalty after spotting a Sergi Barjuán shove on Michael Ballack. Up stepped regular penalty-taker Butt, but his effort was a good metre past the post. Despite this setback, Leverkusen kept up the pressure and, in the 37th minute, Zoltán Sebescen saw his rasping effort turned away for a corner by Roberto Bonano.

Inspired substitution
If the first half belonged to Barcelona, there was only one team in it in the second, and it was the presence of Bastürk that changed the game. It took him only seven minutes to find his range, and his unstoppable effort from 22 metres out left Bonano standing watching. Alongside Bastürk, Ze Roberto became increasingly influential, making strong runs down the left hand side that Barcelona struggled to deal with.

Deserved winner
With Barcelona on the back foot, and finding it increasingly hard to put an attack together, Leverkusen's confidence grew and grew, and another goal - the winner - came on 69 minutes courtesy of Neuville who swept home Bernd Schneider's cross, which had evaded the statuesque Barcelona defence. Minutes later, it was almost 3-1 when Ballack hit a stinging 25-metre drive that Bonano could only beat away for a corner.

Nearly three
Neuville thought he had doubled his tally in the 87th minute, but all he got for his troubles was a yellow card for using his arm to control the ball. It did not really matter, Barcelona's resistance had been broken and the crowd went home delighted with the three points.

Last updated: 15/11/12 17.22CET

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Lineups

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Leverkusen

barcelona

Barcelona

1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
Penalty29
1
BonanoRoberto Bonano (GK)
5
NowotnyJens Nowotny (C)
4
Patrik AnderssonPatrik Andersson
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
Substitution83
6
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández
Yellow Card45
9
KirstenUlf Kirsten
Substitution75
8
CocuPhillip Cocu
Yellow Card57
13
BallackMichael Ballack
9
KluivertPatrick Kluivert
19
LúcioLúcio
Yellow Card60
12
Sergi BarjuánSergi Barjuán (C)
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider
15
RochembackFábio Rochemback
Substitution78
26
SebescenZoltán Sebescen
Substitution46
17
ChristanvalPhilippe Christanval
27
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
Goal69
Yellow Card87
21
Luis EnriqueLuis Enrique
Goal22
28
RamelowCarsten Ramelow
Yellow Card53
22
GeovanniGeovanni
Substitution55
35
PlacenteDiego Placente
24
PuyolCarles Puyol
Yellow Card45
Substitution72

Substitutes

20
JuricFrank Juric (GK)
13
ReinaPepe Reina (GK)
6
ŽivkovićBoris Živković
Substitution83
3
F. de BoerFrank de Boer
10
Yıldıray BaştürkYıldıray Baştürk
Substitution46
Goal52
7
SaviolaJavier Saviola
Substitution55
12
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
14
GerardGerard
Substitution78
15
VranješJurica Vranješ
18
GabriGabri
Substitution72
17
OjigwePascal Ojigwe
Substitution75
23
CocoFrancesco Coco
23
BrdaricThomas Brdaric

Coach

Klaus Toppmöller (GER) Carlos Rexach (ESP)

Referee

Hugh Dallas (SCO)

Assistant referees

Wilson Irvine (SCO), James Dunne (SCO)

Fourth official

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

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