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  • Date:24 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:BayArena
  • Attendance:16,212
( agg 6 - 0 )
  • Rolfes (46) Ballack (69)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Nicolai Jorgensen takes a shot. Vladimir Disljenkovic makes a save.

88mins

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.

86mins

Foul by Arturo Vidal on Milan Obradovic, free kick awarded. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Effort from close range by Kevin Kampl goes wide left of the target.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergey Valyaev on Daniel Schwaab. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.

83mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gonzalo Castro, Papa Gueye makes a clearance.

82mins

Vinicius Fininho fouled by Stefan Kiessling, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.

82mins

Danny Da Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Vinicius Fininho. Direct free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.

81mins

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Da Costa misses to the right of the target.

81mins

Jonathan Cristaldo challenges Daniel Schwaab unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.

78mins

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Cristaldo. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Adler.

78mins

Vinicius Fininho produces a cross, Manuel Friedrich manages to make a clearance.

76mins

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.

75mins

Jonathan Cristaldo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Manuel Friedrich. Manuel Friedrich takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vinicius Fininho by Danny Da Costa. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

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.

69mins

The ball is crossed by Domagoj Vida.

68mins

Kevin Kampl challenges Vinicius Fininho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Denis Oliynyk takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Foul by Arturo Vidal on Vinicius Fininho, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vladimir Disljenkovic.

65mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the right by-line, Stefan Kiessling manages to make a clearance.

63mins

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.

60mins

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Cristaldo. Free kick taken by Rene Adler.

59mins

Denis Oliynyk decides to take the corner short.

58mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Blanco on Domagoj Vida. Domagoj Vida restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Jonathan Cristaldo replaces Marko Devic. Sergey Valyaev replaces Freda Taison.

54mins

Handball by Simon Rolfes. Vinicius Fininho takes the free kick.

52mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Rolfes. Free kick taken by Vladimir Disljenkovic.

49mins

Centre by Domagoj Vida.

47mins

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.

47mins

Gonzalo Castro takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Disljenkovic.

46mins

Arturo Vidal comes on in place of Lars Bender.

43mins

Effort on goal by Soares Renato Augusto from long range goes over the crossbar.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto, save made by Vladimir Disljenkovic.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the right by-line, Oleg Shelayev makes a clearance.

41mins

Nicolai Jorgensen takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Disljenkovic.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lars Bender by Sebastian Blanco. Michael Ballack takes the free kick.

41mins

Domagoj Vida sends in a cross, clearance by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.

38mins

Centre by Sebastian Blanco.

38mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the left by-line, Stefan Kiessling manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Daniel Schwaab delivers the ball, clearance made by Oleg Shelayev.

36mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Soares Renato Augusto, clearance made by Oleg Shelayev.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Rolfes on Oleg Shelayev. Direct free kick taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.

31mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier.

31mins

Vinicius Fininho produces a cross, Daniel Schwaab makes a clearance.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Soares Renato Augusto, clearance made by Olexander Romanchuk.

28mins

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.

27mins

Corner taken by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the right by-line, clearance by Daniel Schwaab.

26mins

Nicolai Jorgensen handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Olexander Romanchuk takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Domagoj Vida challenges Denis Oliynyk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vinicius Fininho restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Nicolai Jorgensen is ruled offside. Booking for Nicolai Jorgensen for unsporting behaviour. Vladimir Disljenkovic takes the indirect free kick.

20mins

Marko Devic takes a shot. Save by Rene Adler.

19mins

The offside flag is raised against Domagoj Vida. Free kick taken by Vinicius Fininho.

17mins

Corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Manuel Friedrich clears the crossbar.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier from the left by-line.

9mins

The official flags Stefan Kiessling offside. Milan Obradovic takes the indirect free kick.

8mins

Marko Devic takes a shot. Rene Adler makes a comfortable save.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Free kick taken by Olexander Romanchuk.

6mins

Lars Bender takes a shot. Blocked by Milan Obradovic.

5mins

Simon Rolfes takes a shot. Vladimir Disljenkovic makes a fantastic save.

5mins

Marko Devic is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Lars Bender takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oleg Shelayev by Stefan Kiessling. Marko Devic takes the free kick.

2mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Milan Obradovic.

Match Preview

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."

Formation:3421Manager: Josef Heynckes

Bayer Leverkusen

Formation: 4231Manager: Myron Markevych

FC Metalist Kharkiv

  • Rene Adler
  • Domagoj Vida
  • Daniel Schwaab
  • Manuel Friedrich
  • Gonzalo Castro
  • Michael Ballack
  • Lars Bender
  • Soares Renato Augusto
  • Simon Rolfes
  • Nicolai Jorgensen
  • Stefan Kiessling
  • SUBS
  • Tomasz Bobel
  • Stefan Reinartz
  • Sidney Sam
  • Eren Derdiyok
  • Danny Da Costa
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Kevin Kampl

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Match Report

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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