BayArena - Leverkusen 02/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Leverkusen - Real Sociedad
2-1
 

Leverkusen - Real Sociedad 2-1 - 02/10/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Last-gasp Hegeler helps Leverkusen beat Real

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.00CET
Last-gasp Hegeler helps Leverkusen beat Real
Jens Hegeler (left) celebrates with Stefan Kiessling after scoring Leverkusen's late winner ©Getty Images

Jens Hegeler's added-time free-kick got Bayer 04 Leverkusen's UEFA Champions League Group A campaign back on track at the expense of Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

In a meeting of two sides beaten a fortnight ago, Simon Rolfes put Leverkusen ahead just before the break, only for Carlos Vela to level shortly after the restart. With Jagoba Arrasate's team making good use of the space allowed by the hosts in the second half, the visitors would have deserved a point but were denied when substitute Hegeler curled his kick majestically into the top left-hand corner.

Match in 5

  • Hegeler scores added-time free-kick to clinch dramatic win
  • Leverkusen claim first Group A victory
  • Rolfes with first-half strike, Vela levels after the break
  • Bundesliga side reach 100 UEFA Champions League goals
  • Hyypiä's men host Shakhtar next, La Real go to Old Trafford

Reaction

I've practiced these things in training but you don't have any pressure in those situations. Scoring a goal like that in the 90th minute is a huge deal for me.

Jens Hegeler, Leverkusen defender

Jens Hegeler, Leverkusen defender

We produced a good performance but we have no points from two matches and that is what counts.

Jagoba Arrasate, Real Sociedad coach

Jagoba Arrasate, Real Sociedad coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

Leverkusen 

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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Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

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

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A dramatic finale at the BayArena as late on substitute Jens Hegeler strikes a spectacular free-kick to steal the victory in the final moments of the match.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Hegeler (Leverkusen) scores from a direct free-kick
    Jens Hegeler, the substitute with a sublime free-kick that curls into the top-left hand corner. Leverkusen leave it late but they now sense that all three points are in the bag.
  • Substitution
    90
    Ros (in) - Zurutuza (out) (Real Sociedad)
    La Real forced into their own half, as Leverkusen pile on the pressure.
  • Substitution
    85
    Hegeler (in) - Sam (out) (Leverkusen)
    Final change for Leverkusen as Sidney Sam leaves the field.
  • Substitution
    84
    Castro (in) - Griezmann (out) (Real Sociedad)
    Antoine Griezmann has played his part in La Real's comeback in the second half.

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