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Nicolai Jorgensen takes a shot. Vladimir Disljenkovic makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Ballack by Sergey Valyaev. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Michael Ballack, save made by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Foul by Arturo Vidal on Milan Obradovic, free kick awarded. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from close range by Kevin Kampl goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergey Valyaev on Daniel Schwaab. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gonzalo Castro, Papa Gueye makes a clearance.
Vinicius Fininho fouled by Stefan Kiessling, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.
Danny Da Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Vinicius Fininho. Direct free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.
Shot from just outside the box by Danny Da Costa misses to the right of the target.
Jonathan Cristaldo challenges Daniel Schwaab unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Cristaldo. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Adler.
Vinicius Fininho produces a cross, Manuel Friedrich manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Sebastian Blanco by Michael Ballack results in a free kick. Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier leaves the field to be replaced by Andriy Vorobey. Papa Gueye takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Cristaldo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Friedrich. Manuel Friedrich takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vinicius Fininho by Danny Da Costa. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.
Goal scored by Michael Ballack from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 2 (6)-(0) 0 FC Metalist Kharkiv.Assist on the goal came from Danny Da Costa.
The ball is crossed by Domagoj Vida.
Kevin Kampl challenges Vinicius Fininho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Denis Oliynyk takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Arturo Vidal on Vinicius Fininho, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the right by-line, Stefan Kiessling manages to make a clearance.
Nicolai Jorgensen produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar. Simon Rolfes goes off and Kevin Kampl comes on. Danny Da Costa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Soares Renato Augusto.
The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Cristaldo. Free kick taken by Rene Adler.
Denis Oliynyk decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Blanco on Domagoj Vida. Domagoj Vida restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Cristaldo replaces Marko Devic. Sergey Valyaev replaces Freda Taison.
Handball by Simon Rolfes. Vinicius Fininho takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Rolfes. Free kick taken by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Centre by Domagoj Vida.
Simon Rolfes finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1 (5)-(0) 0 FC Metalist Kharkiv.Assist on the goal came from Soares Renato Augusto.
Gonzalo Castro takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Arturo Vidal comes on in place of Lars Bender.
Effort on goal by Soares Renato Augusto from long range goes over the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto, save made by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the right by-line, Oleg Shelayev makes a clearance.
Nicolai Jorgensen takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lars Bender by Sebastian Blanco. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.
Domagoj Vida sends in a cross, clearance by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.
Centre by Sebastian Blanco.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the left by-line, Stefan Kiessling manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Schwaab delivers the ball, clearance made by Oleg Shelayev.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Soares Renato Augusto, clearance made by Oleg Shelayev.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Rolfes on Oleg Shelayev. Direct free kick taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.
Corner from left by-line taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.
Vinicius Fininho produces a cross, Daniel Schwaab makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Soares Renato Augusto, clearance made by Olexander Romanchuk.
Unfair challenge on Simon Rolfes by Oleg Shelayev results in a free kick. The referee cautions Oleg Shelayev for unsporting behaviour. Soares Renato Augusto crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Oleg Shelayev.
Corner taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the right by-line, clearance by Daniel Schwaab.
Nicolai Jorgensen handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Olexander Romanchuk takes the direct free kick.
Domagoj Vida challenges Denis Oliynyk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.
Nicolai Jorgensen is ruled offside. Booking for Nicolai Jorgensen for unsporting behaviour. Vladimir Disljenkovic takes the indirect free kick.
Marko Devic takes a shot. Save by Rene Adler.
The offside flag is raised against Domagoj Vida. Free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.
Corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Manuel Friedrich clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the left by-line.
The official flags Stefan Kiessling offside. Milan Obradovic takes the indirect free kick.
Marko Devic takes a shot. Rene Adler makes a comfortable save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Free kick taken by Olexander Romanchuk.
Lars Bender takes a shot. Blocked by Milan Obradovic.
Simon Rolfes takes a shot. Vladimir Disljenkovic makes a fantastic save.
Marko Devic is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Lars Bender takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oleg Shelayev by Stefan Kiessling. Marko Devic takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Milan Obradovic.
Heynckes to make Leverkusen changes
Bayer Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes will shuffle his pack in Thursday night's Europa League tie against Metalist Kharkiv with his side 4-0 up from the first leg.
The Bundesliga team are all but through to the last 16 thanks to their emphatic win in Ukraine last week, which should allow Heynckes to rest some key players to keep them fit for the Bundesliga.
Germany captain Michael Ballack is likely to be given 90 minutes as he continues to try to force his way back into the starting XI.
"The game against Kharkiv is good for Ballack to get some match practice," said Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller to the Bild newspaper.
However, fielding a weakened team does not mean that Leverkusen are snubbing the competition.
"We can achieve a lot in the Europa League and our captain Simon Rolfes said it last week - we want to reach the final," added Voller, who claims "not much can go wrong" tomorrow night.
"Even though a lot is possible in football, our team will not let this advantage be taken from them," he said.
Leverkusen's fans are not so enthusiastic about Thursday night's game, though, and a small crowd is expected at the BayArena, which is why the club has launched a buy-one-get-one-free promotion to entice new fans to the match.
Marketing manager Meinolf Sprink explained on the club website: "The chances of Leverkusen reaching the last 16 are high and we would therefore like to give new Leverkusen fans the chance to see the team play live for once."
Metalist were back in action for the first time last week after a two-month winter break, which could explain why they capitulated at home.
The Ukrainian league broke up at the end of November and does not recommence again until March 3, probably with Metalist already out of Europe for this season and seeking to return next year.
The winners of this tie will face either Napoli or Villarreal in the next round and Voller knows who he would prefer.
"I am half Roma so I would like to go to Naples," he told uefa.com. "I would rate them as being a bit stronger than Villarreal."
Leverkusen romp into last 16
Goals by Simon Rolfes and Michael Ballack earned Bayer Leverkusen a 2-0 win on the night and a 6-0 aggregate victory over Metalist Kharkiv as they eased through to the last 16 of the Europa League.
With Leverkusen leading 4-0 after the first leg, Thursday night's game at the BayArena was in reality a formality and Jupp Heynckes' side will progress to the next round with confidence.
Ballack began for the Germans as he looks to force his way back into the starting line-up following a string of injuries dating back to last spring.
The former Chelsea player scored Leverkusen's second 20 minutes from time after Rolfes had opened the scoring two minutes after half-time.
The hosts - second in the Bundesliga - almost took an early lead when Rolfes' shot from the centre of the penalty area was parried by Vladimir Disljenkovic.
Shortly after, Marko Devic had a 20-yard shot for the Ukrainians which was comfortably held by Rene Adler.
The Ukraine striker continued to show his attacking credentials when he unleashed another long-range shot which the goalkeeper parried.
With five minutes left until the break, the hosts almost took the lead when Nicolai Jorgensen's 20-yard shot was tipped over by Disljenkovic.
However, the half ended goalless after an even 45 minutes with few clear-cut chances for either side and the inevitable victory looming for Leverkusen.
Two minutes after half-time Leverkusen went ahead on the night and increased their aggregate lead when Renato Augusto played the ball into Rolfes' path and the captain turned the ball across the goalkeeper and into the bottom left-hand corner.
Jorgensen sent a shot over the bar before Ballack doubled the lead with 20 minutes left.
Danny Da Costa played the ball to the former Chelsea player from the right side of the area and Ballack sent an emphatic shot into the centre of the goal.
Da Costa sent a shot over and Kevin Kampl put a weak volley wide in the six-yard box as the teams played down time and Leverkusen completed a comprehensive victory.
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