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Leverkusen overcome battling Rosenborg

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 20.55CET
Rosenborg BK 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Stefan Kiessling's fortuitous goal gave Leverkusen a hard-fought win against their Group K rivals in Trondheim.
Leverkusen overcome battling Rosenborg
Leverkusen's Renato Augusto vies with Per Rønning of Rosenborg ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

RosenborgLeverkusen

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
9
Attempts off target2
 
8
Corners3
 
9
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 20.55CET

Leverkusen overcome battling Rosenborg

Rosenborg BK 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Stefan Kiessling's fortuitous goal gave Leverkusen a hard-fought win against their Group K rivals in Trondheim.

A second-half strike from substitute Stefan Kiessling handed Bayer 04 Leverkusen the narrowest of victories away against Group K rivals Rosenborg BK.

After a goalless first half at Lerkendal Stadion, Leverkusen were rewarded for their more attacking outlook after the break, yet there was a strong hint of good fortune to their decisive effort. Sidney Sam’s powerful attempt cannoned off the chest of Kiessling and past the stranded Daniel Örlund for the only goal of the game.

Rosenborg made a positive start in front of their home crowd, with full-backs Cristian Gamboa and Stefan Strandberg joining the attack at every opportunity. The hosts threatened twice within the first five minutes, striker Rade Prica forcing a fine save from Bernd Leno and Gamboa drilling a powerful effort just wide of the post. At the other end, forward Junior Fernándes was Leverkusen's best outlet, stinging the palms of Örlund with a shot from range before seeing another effort cannon away off the woodwork.

The visitors improved as the half went on but had Leno to thank for keeping the score level, the goalkeeper twice saving from the lively Prica. The best chance of the half, however, fell to Leverkusen defender Manuel Friedrich, who nodded wide from a corner when it appeared easier to score.

The German side started the second period with greater verve and almost took the lead through André Schürrle, whose poked effort was stopped well by the sprawling Örlund. Further chances fell to substitute Sidney Sam and Lars Bender before Kiessling finally made the breakthrough, bundling home in fortuitous fashion after a Sam shot.

With Rosenborg on the back foot, Gonzalo Castro and Sam almost doubled Leverkusen's lead in the closing minutes, but only Kiessling's goal would separate the sides at the final whistle.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

leverkusen

Leverkusen

1
ÖrlundDaniel Örlund (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
2
Gamboa                        Cristian Gamboa
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
3
DorsinMikael Dorsin (C)
4
WollscheidPhilipp Wollscheid
5
RønningPer Rønning
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
Yellow Card18
Substitution46
8
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Substitution79
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
9
PricaRade Prica
Yellow Card29
7
FernándesJunior Fernándes
Substitution75
17
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
8
BenderLars Bender
20
SelnæsOle Selnæs
Substitution88
9
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution64
22
SvenssonJonas Svensson
10
Renato AugustoRenato Augusto
24
StrandbergStefan Strandberg
24
KadlecMichal Kadlec
28
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
Substitution69
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

12
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
33
RensingMichael Rensing (GK)
4
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution75
Goal76
7
IssahMohammed-Awal Issah
Substitution69
13
HegelerJens Hegeler
10
ChibuikeJohn Chibuike
Substitution79
14
HosogaiHajime Hosogai
11
IversenSteffen Iversen
Substitution88
18
SamSidney Sam
Substitution64
13
Alas                          Jaime Alas
21
Ömer ToprakÖmer Toprak
Substitution46
14
HøilandJon Inge Høiland
38
BellarabiKarim Bellarabi

Coach

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