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Leverkusen coast through at FCK's expense

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 22.47CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC København (agg: 7-2)
Stefan Kiessling continued his prolific early-season form with two goals as the Bundesliga outfit coasted into the group stage.
by Andy James
from BayArena
Leverkusen coast through at FCK's expense
Two-goal Stefan Kiessling is congratulated by Karim Bellarabi ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LeverkusenKøbenhavn

Goals scored4
 
0
Total attempts17
 
4
on target9
 
0
off target5
 
3
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners5
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
12

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 22.47CET

Leverkusen coast through at FCK's expense

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 FC København (agg: 7-2)
Stefan Kiessling continued his prolific early-season form with two goals as the Bundesliga outfit coasted into the group stage.

Son Heung-Min breaks the deadlock inside two minutes
The lead is soon doubled through Hakan Çalhanoğlu's deflected free-kick
A quick break results in a penalty which Stefan Kiessling converts
Kiessling adds his second to complete the scoring in the second half
Bayer 04 Leverkusen enter group stage draw, FC København into UEFA Europa League

Leverkusen qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage for a ninth time as their 4-0 play-off second-leg victory against København took them through 7-2 on aggregate.

Early strikes from Son and Hakan set the tone for a one-sided affair at the BayArena, with Kiessling adding goals in either half to ensure the Werkself sailed into Thursday's draw with a 100% competitive record this term.

Roger Schmidt's team had scored the fastest goal in Bundesliga history in their 2-0 weekend win at Borussia Dortmund and were similarly quick out of the blocks against their Danish visitors, Son netting the opener with two minutes on the clock.

The strike was another product of Leverkusen's new intense pressing style under Schmidt, with Son charging down defender Mathias Jørgensen, forcing the error and finishing confidently into the far corner after Kiessling had returned him the loose ball.

København had barely had an opportunity to regroup by the time Hakan extended Bayer's advantage, his free-kick taking a deflection off Danny Amankwaa to leave Stephan Andersen with no chance.

The hosts' third came from another dead ball as Kiessling slotted in from the spot. It was the result of Leverkusen's energetic approach, Tin Jedvaj releasing Karim Bellarabi down the right before sprinting the entire length of the field to earn the spot kick from Amankwaa's push.

Son almost repeated his first-half feat within two minutes of the restart, but the wrong-footed Andersen clawed the South Korean international's deflected effort away. Soon afterwards Youssef Toutouh struck the bar at the other end, with Leverkusen's high line threatening to leave them exposed, but the home fans were soon cheering again when Kiessling latched onto a superb pass from Gonzalo Castro to round off the scoring midway through the second half.

Last updated: 30/05/15 6.58CET

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Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

københavn

København

1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
1
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
5
SpahićEmir Spahić
2
HøgliTom Høgli
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
Substitution65
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
7
Son                  Son Heung-Min
Goal2
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
10
Hakan ÇalhanoğluHakan Çalhanoğlu
Goal7
8
DelaneyThomas Delaney (C)
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Goal31
Goal65
Substitution73
9
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
16
JedvajTin Jedvaj
11
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
Substitution46
17
BoenischSebastian Boenisch
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
21
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
Substitution54
24
ToutouhYoussef Toutouh
Substitution58
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
25
M. JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
38
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
32
AmankwaaDanny Amankwaa
Yellow Card30
Substitution75

Substitutes

25
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
Substitution65
4
NilssonPer Nilsson
9
DrmicJosip Drmic
Substitution73
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution58
14
PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
Substitution54
22
De RidderSteve De Ridder
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+2
15
ÖztunaliLevin Öztunali
23
PourieMarvin Pourie
Substitution75
18
WendellWendell
33
FelfelYones Felfel
19
BrandtJulian Brandt
36
OlsenBrandur Olsen

Coach

Roger Schmidt (GER) Ståle Solbakken (NOR)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)

Fourth official

Darren Cann (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Anthony Taylor (ENG), Lee Mason (ENG)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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