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Watertight Leverkusen book early passage

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.20CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Leverkusen are through to the last 32 after complementing a fourth straight clean sheet with goals from Jens Hegeler, André Schürrle and Manuel Friedrich.
by Paul Curran
from BayArena
Watertight Leverkusen book early passage
Manuel Friedrich (centre) celebrates his goal against Rapid ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LeverkusenRapid Wien

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
8
Corners6
 
4
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 26/12/2012 11:43 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.20CET

Watertight Leverkusen book early passage

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Leverkusen are through to the last 32 after complementing a fourth straight clean sheet with goals from Jens Hegeler, André Schürrle and Manuel Friedrich.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen confirmed their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League with a convincing 3-0 victory against SK Rapid Wien that also brought a fourth successive Group K clean sheet for the Bundesliga side.

Goals from Jens Hegeler, André Schürrle and Manuel Friedrich secured three decisive points for the Rhineland club, who are now assured of a top-two spot in their section. Solid again at the back, Leverkusen can likewise pride themselves on being the only team in the group stage yet to concede, while point-less Rapid are out.

The Austrian team were out to break a run of eight consecutive losses on German soil, but a 4-0 home defeat on matchday three highlighted the scale of their task. It became harder still after just four minutes, Hegeler nodding in the rebound after a Junior Fernándes header had bounced back off the crossbar.

Two minutes later, the visitors' bar was rattled again by a curling Daniel Carvajal cross. Rapid's response, in the face of a well-organised defence, was limited to two real chances. The first fell to Stefan Kulovits, who shot wide from 12 metres on the half-hour, before Christopher Trimmel clipped a post with a 40th-minute header from a superb Thomas Schrammel cross.

Leverkusen rediscovered their momentum in the second period and stylishly doubled their advantage on 53 minutes. Terrence Boyd headed a Friedrich cross only as far as Schürrle and, 20 metres out, the German international smashed a fierce volley into the bottom corner.

Another dangerous delivery, this time a corner, brought a third goal when Ömer Toprak's cushioned header set up Friedrich to nod past Lukas Königshofer 24 minutes from time.

Last updated: 10/11/12 0.14CET

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Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

33
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
31
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
Yellow Card77
4
SchrammelThomas Schrammel
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
Goal66
6
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits (C)
Yellow Card45
7
FernándesJunior Fernándes
9
BoydTerrence Boyd
Yellow Card81
Substitution86
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Goal53
Substitution62
25
WydraDominik Wydra
13
HegelerJens Hegeler
Goal4
26
GrozurekLukas Grozurek
14
HosogaiHajime Hosogai
27
PichlerHarald Pichler
18
SamSidney Sam
Substitution46
28
TrimmelChristopher Trimmel
20
CarvajalDaniel Carvajal
Yellow Card44
Substitution74
35
GersonGerson
21
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
36
SchimpelsbergerMichael Schimpelsberger

Substitutes

22
YelldellDavid Yelldell (GK)
1
NovotaJán Novota (GK)
10
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
Substitution62
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
19
Okan AydınOkan Aydın
16
ProkopiсBoris Prokopiс
Substitution86
23
CarlinhosCarlinhos
Substitution74
23
PragerThomas Prager
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution46
37
OkungbowaOsarenren Okungbowa
30
PuschKolja Pusch
38
RandakDaniel Randak
31
KohrDominik Kohr
39
BajramiEldis Bajrami

Coach

Sascha Lewandowski (GER) Peter Schöttel (AUT)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Krystof Mencl (CZE), Jiří Moláček (CZE)

Fourth official

Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

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