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Toprak winner secures Leverkusen progress

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 22.00CET
Toprak winner secures Leverkusen progress
Leverkusen mob Ömer Toprak after the defender's winner ©AFP/Getty Images

Bayer 04 Leverkusen ensured progress to the UEFA Champions League knockout round courtesy of a well-earned win against Real Sociedad de Fútbol and FC Shakhtar Donetsk's defeat at Old Trafford.

Although the margin was narrow, with Ömer Toprak's second-half goal the difference, the German side dominated in terms of quality throughout and only rue the yellow card which means a suspension for Emre Can. Starting the day third in Group A, Sami Hyypiä's men leap ahead of the defeated Shakhtar and into the round of 16 with dreams of UEFA Champions League glory well and truly alive.

Match in 5

  • Leverkusen win to qualify for last 16
  • Castro hits post for visitors with 11th-minute free-kick
  • Vela fails to tap in for La Real just before half-time
  • Ömer Toprak scores only goal from close range
  • Kiessling heads against woodwork as Leverkusen hold on

Reaction

We did some positive things. We also made mistakes at both ends of the pitch and tonight we conceded from a set piece.

Jagoba Arrasate, Real Sociedad coach

Jagoba Arrasate, Real Sociedad coach

The 1-0 result certainly doesn't describe the run of play very well, we should have scored more goals today.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach

 

Player rater

Kiessling

Top Player

Leverkusen 

Lineups

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

leverkusen

Leverkusen

13Zubikarai (GK)1Leno (GK)
2Carlos Martínez5Spahić
3González
Substitution66
6Rolfes (C)
Yellow Card33
4Elustondo
Substitution62
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution90+1
5Markel Bergara
Yellow Card45
8Bender
Yellow Card13
7Griezmann10Can
Yellow Card59
9Agirretxe
Substitution80
11Kiessling
Substitution86
11Vela13Hegeler
Substitution46
14Pardo21Ömer Toprak
Goal49
15Ansotegi (C)
Yellow Card77
26Donati
20José Ángel27Castro
Yellow Card90+5

Substitutes

26Royo (GK)36Lomb (GK)
8Seferovic
Substitution80
2Stafylidis
10Xabi Prieto
Substitution62
4Wollscheid
23Ros9Derdiyok
Substitution86
28Gaztañaga
Substitution66
Yellow Card90+3
15Öztunali
31Zaldúa23Kruse
Substitution46
32Sangalli31Kohr
Substitution90+1

Coaches

Jagoba Arrasate (ESP) Sami Hyypiä (FIN)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Standings

Last updated: 11/12/2013 02:11 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Real Sociedad
Leverkusen

0

Goals scored

1

48

Possession (%)

52

17

Total attempts

22

10

on target

10

7

off target

12

5

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

2

6

Corners

5

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

11

548

Passes

589

386

completed

440

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Leverkusen's players embrace in the centre of the pitch as Sami Hyypiä guides his side into the last 16. They have Manchester United to thank for beating Shakhtar 1-0 but Leverkusen deserved their win after hitting the post either side of Ömer Toprak's 49th-minute close-range strike.
  • Yellow Card
    90+5
    Castro (Leverkusen) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Kohr (in) - Son Heung-Min (out) (Leverkusen)
    The last change for the German team as the 19-year-old midfielder comes on for the last couple of minutes.
  • Substitution
    86
    Derdiyok (in) - Kiessling (out) (Leverkusen)

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