FC København Stadium - Copenhagen 19/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

København - Leverkusen
2-3
 

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Leverkusen edge København in first-leg thriller

Published: Tuesday 19 August 2014, 22.45CET
FC København 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Roger Schmidt's men came from 2-1 down inside 13 minutes, Son Heung-Min scoring the winning goal at the end of a frantic first half.
Leverkusen edge København in first-leg thriller
Son Heung-Min (second right) is congratulated after his winner for Leverkusen ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

København
Leverkusen

2

Goals scored

3

42

Possession (%)

58

9

Total attempts

20

3

on target

9

5

off target

6

1

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

1

Offsides

7

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

11

297

Passes

491

192

completed

377

Lineups

københavn

København

leverkusen

Leverkusen

1Andersen (GK)1Leno (GK)
2Høgli5Spahić
3Bengtsson6Rolfes (C)
4Nilsson7Son Heung-Min
42
6Claudemir
53
10Hakan Çalhanoğlu
88
8Delaney (C)11Kiessling
5
9Kadrii17Boenisch
11Cornelius
51
21Ömer Toprak
63
18Amartey
13
90+1
26Donati
29
46
25M. Jørgensen
9
27Castro
32Amankwaa38Bellarabi
25
31
83

Substitutes

21Wiland (GK)25Krešić (GK)
7Mussis3Reinartz
15Antonsson9Drmić
88
22De Ridder
53
15Öztunali
23Pourie16Jedvaj
46
51
33Felfel18Wendell
36Olsen19Brandt
83

Coaches

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Roger Schmidt (GER)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 19 August 2014, 22.45CET

Leverkusen edge København in first-leg thriller

FC København 2-3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Roger Schmidt's men came from 2-1 down inside 13 minutes, Son Heung-Min scoring the winning goal at the end of a frantic first half.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are in the box seat to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage after a topsy-turvy 3-2 play-off first-leg victory away to FC København.

• Kiessling fires sixth goal in two games for Leverkusen
• Jørgensen puts FCK level four minutes later
• Amartey then puts hosts ahead inside 13 minutes
• Bellarabi rifles in to make it 2-2 after 31 minutes
• Son wins it for Leverkusen before half-time

Stefan Kiessling struck five times inside an hour as Leverkusen started their season with a 6-0 German cup victory at SV Alemannia Waldalgesheim on Friday, and he continued his rich vein of form with the opener after five minutes. Giulio Donati slipped in Hakan Çalhanoğlu down the right flank and his low cross was expertly diverted inside the far post by Kiessling.

The goal was in keeping with FCK's form at the Parken Stadium – they came into the game with back-to-back league reverses at home – but their response was a stark contrast to their recent disappointments. Remarkably, Ståle Solbakken's men were in front within eight minutes with Mathias Jørgensen central to the turnaround.

Thomas Delaney set a captain's example with a deflected drive that Bernd Leno tipped wide but from Pierre Bengtsson's resulting corner, Jørgensen towered above the visiting defence to plant a header in the far corner. Then a free-kick into the area was helped back across goal by Jørgensen and Daniel Amartey nodded in.

Sebastian Boenisch curled wide before Karim Bellarabi swept in the equaliser from their next opening after a speculative long ball had bounced into his path off the back of Per Nilsson. Roger Schmidt's charges completed a transformation of their own before the break as Çalhanoğlu's through ball found Son Heung-Min and he converted via the far post.

The contest remained wide open after the interval with Stephan Andersen making outstanding saves to deny Çalhanoğlu and Son. The hosts were barely keeping their heads above water from a string of Leverkusen counterattacks with the FCK No1 rushing from his goal to block from Bellarabi as he raced through. Surprisingly no more goals materialised, leaving the Danish team still with a chance of progress.

Last updated: 21/08/14 0.02CET

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