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Leverkusen resolve impresses Hyypiä

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013
Coach Sami Hyypiä praised his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side for displaying "real character" in the 1-0 win at Real Sociedad de Fútbol which sealed a runners-up finish in Group A.
Leverkusen resolve impresses Hyypiä
Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) ©Getty Images
 

Player rater

Kiessling

Top Player

Leverkusen 

Match statistics

Real Sociedad
Leverkusen

0

Goals scored

1

0

Possession (%)

0

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

0

Passes

0

0

completed

0

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   
 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013

Leverkusen resolve impresses Hyypiä

Coach Sami Hyypiä praised his Bayer 04 Leverkusen side for displaying "real character" in the 1-0 win at Real Sociedad de Fútbol which sealed a runners-up finish in Group A.

Jagoba Arrasate, Real Sociedad coach
The campaign has served us well in terms of our growth and evolution as a team. We've played in the best club competition, the most demanding. We did some positive things. We also made mistakes at both ends of the pitch while tonight we conceded from a strategic move.

We wanted to play well and to win, but the victory wasn't to be tonight. We were at a good level, though. You always hope things will turn out better. There have been games where we deserved more, but we have a point to show for our efforts in the group and I don't want any excuses.

In the first half both teams played well, it was even, but we started the second period very badly. Bayer Leverkusen scored at this point and while we tried to equalise, it ultimately wasn't possible.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
Once again my team showed real character. I had the feeling my players were a little tired in the opening phase of the game, but we eventually managed to find our rhythm. The end result certainly doesn't describe the pattern of play very well – we should have scored more goals.

I told my players at half-time that we would score a goal from a set piece and that we only needed to believe in ourselves. When I heard that Manchester United were 1-0 up in their game [against FC Shakhtar Donetsk], I knew we didn't have to risk more than was necessary.

I'm very happy with this result and my players. We played slowly in the first few minutes, maybe because of fatigue, but we improved and dominated the match. We created many chances and one of these resulted in our goal and our victory. The most important thing is that we won and we progress to the next stage of the Champions League.

Now we await the draw [on Monday]. We have to believe in our possibilities. We have won the last three matches and play two more games before Christmas. We want to keep winning.

Last updated: 12/12/13 0.01CET

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