Bayer 04 Leverkusen consolidated second position in UEFA Champions League Group A with a goalless draw at FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
Two points clear of their third-placed opponents at the start of play, Leverkusen had their goalkeeper Bernd Leno to thank for going into the break on level terms following a busy opening 45 minutes. The 21-year-old was pressed into action six times in the first half, saving most impressively when he acrobatically kept out Facundo Ferreyra's attempt.
We deserved to win. We created a lot of chances, but their goalkeeper Bernd Leno was fantastic. Today was his day.
Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach
We fought nicely and a couple of times we were lucky as well. Usually you play to win but today a point is OK.
Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
|30||Pyatov (GK)||1||Leno (GK)|
|32||Kanibolotskiy (GK)||22||Yelldell (GK)|
|Mircea Lucescu (ROU)||Sami Hyypiä (FIN)|
|William Collum (SCO)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|