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Leverkusen prove too strong for Metalist

Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 20.50CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv (agg: 6-0)
Second-half goals from Simon Rolfes and Michael Ballack completed a comprehensive aggregate victory for the German team.
Leverkusen prove too strong for Metalist
Michael Ballack takes the plaudits after doubling Leverkusen's lead on the night ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LeverkusenMetalist

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners5
 
6
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 20.50CET

Leverkusen prove too strong for Metalist

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv (agg: 6-0)
Second-half goals from Simon Rolfes and Michael Ballack completed a comprehensive aggregate victory for the German team.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen accounted for their second Ukrainian club in this season's UEFA Europa League after completing an emphatic round of 32 triumph against FC Metalist Kharkiv.

Comfortable 6-1 victors in their play-off tie with SC Tavriya Simferopol, Leverkusen progressed in even more comprehensive manner thanks largely to their 4-0 first-leg success. Goalless at the break, the Bundesliga high-flyers forged ahead on the night through Simon Rolfes early in the second half, Michael Ballack rounding things off with 20 minutes remaining. Villarreal CF may provide a bigger test in the last 16.

Not content with their commanding lead, Leverkusen began like a team brimming with confidence having won five of their last six matches. After Rolfes was thwarted by Vladimir Dišljenković, Metalist skipper Milan Obradović was next to save his side, scurrying back to deny Lars Bender a simple finish following Nicolai Jørgensen's ball across the area.

Metalist played their part in a lively opening, though. Rather than sit back and accept their fate, Myron Markevich's side took the game to their hosts whenever possible, with Marko Dević forcing two saves from René Adler.

Jørgensen was proving difficult for the visitors to contain, however. The Danish winger, 20, drew a fingertip save from Dišljenković and the Metalist goalkeeper was pressed into service again moments after the restart, foiling Gonzalo Castro. The breakthrough Leverkusen had been threatening soon arrived, as the unmarked Rolfes turned Renato Augusto's cushioned pass into the far corner.

Ballack doubled the lead on the night midway through the second period, a goal which owed much to the awareness of 17-year-old Danny da Costa. On for his second senior appearance, the substitute kept a stray ball across goal in play before pulling it back for Ballack to rifle in.

Last updated: 26/02/11 0.13CET

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Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

metalist

Metalist

1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Yellow Card29
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
Goal47
Substitution64
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
Substitution76
8
BenderLars Bender
Substitution46
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
10
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
Substitution64
15
FininhoFininho
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović (C)
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Goal70
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
17
VidaDomagoj Vida
30
GueyePapa Gueye
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution57
31
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
Yellow Card21
77
TaisonTaison
Substitution57

Substitutes

33
BobelTomasz Bobel (GK)
20
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
Substitution57
18
SamSidney Sam
8
EdmarEdmar
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
9
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution76
20
Da CostaDanny da Costa
Substitution64
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Substitution57
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution46
26
KamplKevin Kampl
Substitution64

Coach

Jupp Heynckes (GER) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

George Drummond (SCO), Francis Andrews (SCO)

Fourth official

Crawford Allan (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Euan Norris (SCO), Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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