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Dominant Leverkusen ease to Rapid success

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 20.54CET
SK Rapid Wien 0-4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Gonzalo Castro scored twice in the second half as the Group K leaders inflicted Rapid's heaviest home defeat in the competition.
Dominant Leverkusen ease to Rapid success
Philipp Wollscheid is congratulated after heading the visitors in front ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid WienLeverkusen

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target3
 
7
Corners2
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 21/10/2012 14:03 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 20.54CET

Dominant Leverkusen ease to Rapid success

SK Rapid Wien 0-4 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Gonzalo Castro scored twice in the second half as the Group K leaders inflicted Rapid's heaviest home defeat in the competition.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen condemned SK Rapid Wien to their third successive defeat in UEFA Europa League Group K with a dominant display in the Austrian capital.

A tepid first half came to life when Philipp Wollscheid headed in the opener eight minutes before the break. The German side – now four points clear of third-placed Rosenborg BK – ended the game as a contest with goals just before the hour from Gonzalo Castro and Karim Bellarabi, the former applying gloss to a polished performance with a late fourth.  

Leverkusen's cause was initially hampered by the early loss of Michal Kadlec, injured in a challenge with Muhammed Ildiz. The defender's departure was a rare incident of note in an opening in which both sides, snapping into tackles, failed to fashion anything of substance.

Sascha Lewandowski's team gradually moved through the gears, though, a period of pressure ending with Stefan Kiessling turning wide a near-post cross from the sprightly Bellarabi.

Kadlec's replacement, Lars Bender, then cleared the crossbar from distance before sliding in Kiessling, who was denied a fifth goal in four games by the outrushing Lukas Königshofer. That merely delayed the inevitable. A minute later Wollscheid powered in Castro's outswinging corner.

Rapid's industry was not being matched by productivity in the final third, so much so that Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno did not muddy his knees until Terrence Boyd tested his handling midway through the second half.

All the while,the visitors continued to dictate proceedings with impunity, putting the result beyond doubt with two goals in three minutes. Castro doubled the lead, finishing off a give-and-go with Bender, before Kiessling found Bellarabi, who powered a shot through Königshofer's legs.

Only a save from Königshofer, standing tall to thwart Bellarabi, prevented further punishment. Castro, however, inflicted more in added time by sweeping in Junior Fernándes's cut-back.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.03CET

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

leverkusen

Leverkusen

31
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
6
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
Yellow Card53
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
4
WollscheidPhilipp Wollscheid
Goal37
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen (C)
Substitution46
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution61
20
IldizMuhammed Ildiz
Substitution63
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution70
23
PragerThomas Prager
14
HosogaiHajime Hosogai
28
TrimmelChristopher Trimmel
24
KadlecMichal Kadlec
Substitution10
33
AlarDeni Alar
Substitution78
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Goal56
Goal90+2
35
GersonGerson
38
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi
Goal59

Substitutes

1
NovotaJán Novota (GK)
22
YelldellDavid Yelldell (GK)
4
SchrammelThomas Schrammel
Substitution78
7
FernándesJunior Fernándes
Substitution70
9
BoydTerrence Boyd
Substitution46
8
BenderLars Bender
Substitution10
21
SchaubLouis Schaub
13
HegelerJens Hegeler
Substitution61
26
GrozurekLukas Grozurek
19
Okan AydınOkan Aydın
27
PichlerHarald Pichler
20
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
36
SchimpelsbergerMichael Schimpelsberger
Substitution63
21
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak

Coach

Peter Schöttel (AUT) Sascha Lewandowski (GER)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

César Muñiz (ESP), Javier Estrada (ESP)

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