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Group stage - Group A

Leverkusen - Shakhtar Donetsk
4-0
 

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Kiessling on song as Leverkusen sail past Shakhtar

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.58CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Stefan Kiessling struck twice as Sami Hyypiä's men saw off the Ukrainian champions to move into the top two at Group A's halfway stage.
by Derek Brookman
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Match statistics

Leverkusen
Shakhtar Donetsk

4

Goals scored

0

52

Possession (%)

48

12

Total attempts

11

8

on target

5

4

off target

6

2

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

5

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

12

594

Passes

546

477

completed

420

Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

1Leno (GK)30Pyatov (GK)
5Spahić
Substitution56
3Hübschman
6Rolfes (C)
Goal50
5Kucher
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution71
9Luiz Adriano
Substitution78
10Can
Yellow Card69
13Shevchuk
11Kiessling
Goal22
Yellow Card60
Goal72
Substitution76
17Fernando
Substitution61
17Boenisch20Douglas Costa
18Sam
Goal57
28Taison
Substitution46
21Ömer Toprak29Alex Teixeira
26Donati
Yellow Card38
33Srna (C)
Yellow Card50
27Castro44Rakitskiy

Substitutes

25Palop (GK)32Kanibolotskiy (GK)
4Wollscheid
Substitution56
6Stepanenko
9Derdiyok
Substitution76
10Bernard
Substitution46
13Hegeler
Substitution71
11Eduardo
14Hilbert19Ferreyra
Substitution78
23Kruse38Kryvtsov
31Kohr77Ilsinho
Substitution61

Coaches

Sami Hyypiä (FIN) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Standings

Last updated: 24/10/2013 08:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.58CET

Kiessling on song as Leverkusen sail past Shakhtar

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Stefan Kiessling struck twice as Sami Hyypiä's men saw off the Ukrainian champions to move into the top two at Group A's halfway stage.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen impressively saw off FC Shakhtar Donetsk to climb into second spot in UEFA Champions League Group A at the section's halfway point.

Stefan Kiessling broke the deadlock with the game's first clear chance, planting a header beyond Andriy Pyatov's grasp on 22 minutes, before Sami Hyypiä's men turned the screw after the restart. A penalty from captain Simon Rolfes was followed by Sidney Sam's composed left-foot finish before Kiessling's second of the evening compounded the agony for Shakhtar, who drop to third place after starting the day at the head of the pack.

The match quickly fell into the expected pattern – the home side pushing and probing, the Pitmen sitting back and waiting for their moment to pounce. It was the Bundesliga team's tactics that first paid dividends. Kiessling launched the move himself with a bustling run from his own half, and when the ball was played out to Giulio Donati the full-back curled in a cross that the Leverkusen No11 dispatched with a towering header.

Despite falling behind Shakhtar continued to play the waiting game, with Bernd Leno in the home goal seeing very little of the ball. The goalscorer nearly doubled the lead minutes before the interval but his header from a Sebastian Boenisch cross skimmed just over the bar. Then, out of nothing, Mircea Lucescu's charges almost brought it level – Douglas Costa fed Alex Teixeira into the right of the area but the Brazilian sent his wicked effort into the side netting.

The second half began in dramatic fashion. Shakhtar captain Darijo Srna bundled over the ever-dangerous Kiessling as a cross came into the box, and opposing skipper Rolfes made no mistake from the spot to score for the third UEFA Champions League match in succession. A matter of minutes later it was 3-0, Sam calmly slotting home Son Heung-Min's perfectly timed pass.

The introduction of Bernard gave the visitors more attacking threat, and he narrowly failed to poke Luiz Adriano's low centre into the net on 67 minutes. Even so, it was that man Kiessling who had the final say, tapping in after Pyatov spilled an Emre Can cross to complete a miserable night for Shakhtar.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.14CET

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