Donbass Arena - Donetsk 05/11/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Shakhtar Donetsk - Leverkusen
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Shakhtar Donetsk - Leverkusen 0-0 - 05/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Leno and Leverkusen resist Shakhtar advances

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.00CET
Leno and Leverkusen resist Shakhtar advances
Shakhtar's Douglas Costa (right) grapples with Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min ©Getty Images

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.

Match in 5

  • Goalkeeper Leno stars as Leverkusen keep clean sheet
  • German side remain second in Group A, Shakhtar third
  • Visitors create best chances
  • Sam comes close to late winner for Leverkusen
  • Shakhtar host La Real next, Leverkusen welcome United

Reaction

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

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

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach

 

Player rater

Leno

Top Player

Leverkusen 

Lineups

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

leverkusen

Leverkusen

30Pyatov (GK)1Leno (GK)
3Hübschman5Spahić
5Kucher6Rolfes (C)
10Bernard
Substitution64
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution77
13Shevchuk8Bender
Yellow Card46
17Fernando11Kiessling
19Ferreyra
Yellow Card71
Substitution78
17Boenisch
Yellow Card61
20Douglas Costa
Substitution78
18Sam
Substitution90+3
29Alex Teixeira
Yellow Card73
21Ömer Toprak
33Srna (C)26Donati
44Rakitskiy27Castro
Substitution69

Substitutes

32Kanibolotskiy (GK)22Yelldell (GK)
6Stepanenko4Wollscheid
9Luiz Adriano
Substitution78
9Derdiyok
11Eduardo10Can
Substitution69
Yellow Card75
28Taison
Substitution78
13Hegeler
Substitution77
38Kryvtsov14Hilbert
77Ilsinho
Substitution64
23Kruse
Substitution90+3

Coaches

Mircea Lucescu (ROU) Sami Hyypiä (FIN)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Standings

Last updated: 06/11/2013 01:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Shakhtar Donetsk
Leverkusen

0

Goals scored

0

55

Possession (%)

45

20

Total attempts

11

11

on target

8

9

off target

3

4

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

6

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

12

546

Passes

521

369

completed

320

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Leverkusen have Bernd Leno to thank as they go into the break on level terms. The goalkeeper has made a string of excellent saves to thwart a Shakhtar side who have played with purpose and passion so far. Bernard has been the stand-out performer for the hosts and if they keep this sort of tempo to their game in the second half it is hard not to see them scoring.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The referee brings the game to a close and it is a result that will please Leverkusen far more than Shakhtar. The Ukrainian side gave everything they had, but could not break down a resolute Leverkusen backline and an inspired Bernd Leno, in goal for Sami Hyypiä's men. The hosts had a clutch of chances, but none of Douglas Costa, Facundo Ferreyra, Bernard or Luiz Adriano could find the net, whilst Sidney Sam might feel he could have won it for the visitors late on.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Kruse (in) - Sam (out) (Leverkusen)
  • Substitution
    78
    Taison (in) - Douglas Costa (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Substitution
    78
    Luiz Adriano (in) - Ferreyra (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)

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