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Hyypiä delighted with four-goal Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 0.31CET
"We haven't played that well in a long time so I'm very happy," said Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Sami Hyypiä after the 4-0 home win over FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A.
Hyypiä delighted with four-goal Leverkusen
Stefan Kiessling scores Leverkusen's fourth goal and his second ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LeverkusenShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48
Total attempts12
 
11
on target8
 
5
off target4
 
6
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
12
Passes594
 
546
completed477
 
420

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 0.31CET

Hyypiä delighted with four-goal Leverkusen

"We haven't played that well in a long time so I'm very happy," said Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Sami Hyypiä after the 4-0 home win over FC Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
I'm really satisfied with the way my team played. We haven't played that well in a long time, so I'm very happy. If you want to progress through the group phase you have to win your home matches and with two victories we are on the right track. We were a little bit lucky with some decisions, but nevertheless we were the better team. Four-nil is a big result, but we played better and deserved the win.

We want to win every match, but we knew about Shakhtar's quality. They are at a high European level and I didn't expect the match to turn out like this. I thought it would be more difficult, but in the end we kept our concentration and played very well.

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach
It is hard to find the right words because this result is really embarrassing. The first half was about equal, apart from the goal, and we also had a good chance with [Alex] Teixeira's effort. The second half started equal, too. Now we have to prepare for the next match and I hope my players remember this night and do the right things in the next game, which will be completely different from tonight.

In the second half we wanted to play with more power, but the penalty ruined our plan. Then we became nervous and made a lot of mistakes. To rate my players today is impossible. Everyone tried to assume some responsibility, but things didn't work out, not even for one player. I'm surprised even my experienced players made so many mistakes.

Last updated: 25/10/13 0.48CET

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