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Merciless Leverkusen breeze past Metalist

Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 18.54CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Sidney Sam struck twice in added time after earlier efforts from Eren Derdiyok and Gonzalo Castro as the German side took total control.
Merciless Leverkusen breeze past Metalist
Renato Augusto (right) was key to Leverkusen's first two goals ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MetalistLeverkusen

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target2
 
10
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners2
 
5
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed16
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 18.54CET

Merciless Leverkusen breeze past Metalist

FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Sidney Sam struck twice in added time after earlier efforts from Eren Derdiyok and Gonzalo Castro as the German side took total control.

A 4-0 victory in Ukraine has given Bayer 04 Leverkusen a commanding lead in their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie with FC Metalist Kharkiv.

The Group B winners continued their impressive form in the competition with Eren Derdiyok and Gonzalo Castro scoring in either half at the Metalist Stadion. Sidney Sam then added two further strikes in second-half added time to make the German side clear favourites to progress.

The hosts made an energetic start with Jonathan Cristaldo firing an early effort across goal. However, Leverkusen settled swiftly and soon struck as Renato Augusto exchanged passes with Derdiyok before slipping in Hanno Balitsch on the left, the midfielder's low cross tucked away at the far post by Derdiyok.

Taison thumped the upright from a narrow angle as Metalist attempted to rediscover their early promise but the visitors now carried the greater threat, Renato Augusto testing Vladimir Dišljenković from 25 metres.

The half-time interval failed to becalm Leverkusen, who were unbeaten in all eight of their matches in the competition before their trip to Kharkiv, but Metalist did create two chances. Cristian Villagra's drive from 30 metres was saved by René Adler while Serhiy Valyayev was denied by a last-ditch tackle from Domagoj Vida.

Leverkusen showed greater poise on the counterattack, however, and extended their lead on 72 minutes. Renato Augusto was integral again, finding Derdiyok and latching on to the return pass to dart in on goal. The Brazilian clipped his shot over Dišljenković and although Cleiton Xavier denied him on the line, his clearance rebounded off substitute Castro into the net.

Derdiyok and replacement Simon Rolfes then spurned presentable chances but Sam was less profligate, rounding Dišljenković for number three before his deflected effort all but condemned Metalist ahead of the return in Germany on 24 February.

Last updated: 19/02/11 0.02CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

leverkusen

Leverkusen

81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
Yellow Card23
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich (C)
Yellow Card29
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
8
BenderLars Bender
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
10
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
Substitution74
15
FininhoFininho
14
BalitschHanno Balitsch
Substitution46
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
Substitution15
17
VidaDomagoj Vida
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Substitution68
18
SamSidney Sam
Yellow Card45
Goal90
Goal90+2
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović (C)
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Goal23
Substitution79
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Yellow Card60
77
TaisonTaison
Yellow Card47
24
KadlecMichal Kadlec

Substitutes

20
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
33
BobelTomasz Bobel (GK)
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution15
4
HyypiäSami Hyypiä
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution74
8
EdmarEdmar
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution79
9
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution46
Goal72
Yellow Card89
14
LysenkoVolodymyr Lysenko
Substitution68
31
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Danny Huens (BEL)

Fourth official

Christof Virant (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Peter Vervecken (BEL)

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