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Honorato da Silva Nilmar finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 Villarreal.Gonzalez Santi Cazorla provided the assist for the goal.
Domagoj Vida sends in a cross, clearance by Gonzalo Rodriguez.
Arturo Vidal fouled by Soriano Bruno, the ref awards a free kick. Arturo Vidal crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Jose Manuel Catala makes a clearance.
Gonzalez Santi Cazorla takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
Lars Bender joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Rolfes.
Corner taken by Gonzalo Castro from the left by-line, clearance by Honorato da Silva Nilmar.
Garcia Joan Oriol comes on in place of Marco Ruben.
The ball is swung over by Domagoj Vida, Gonzalo Rodriguez makes a clearance.
Borja Valero is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Schwaab.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arturo Vidal by Carlos Marchena. Free kick taken by Daniel Schwaab.
The ball is crossed by Domagoj Vida, Mateo Musacchio makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Daniel Schwaab from the right by-line, Nicolai Jorgensen produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Centre by Gonzalo Castro, clearance made by Gonzalo Rodriguez.
Borja Valero sends in a cross, Michal Kadlec manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Simon Rolfes misses to the right of the goal. Nicolai Jorgensen replaces Sidney Sam.
The ball is delivered by Domagoj Vida, save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Foul by Stefan Reinartz on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Carlos Marchena restarts play with the free kick.
Gonzalo Castro finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Villarreal.Assist on the goal came from Arturo Vidal.
Arturo Vidal delivers the ball.
Honorato da Silva Nilmar fires in a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Villarreal.
Stefan Kiessling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mateo Musacchio. Jose Manuel Catala restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Sidney Sam. Stefan Kiessling is caught offside. Honorato da Silva Nilmar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giuseppe Rossi. Free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
A cross is delivered by Jose Manuel Catala, Domagoj Vida gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gonzalez Santi Cazorla, Stefan Reinartz manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Stefan Kiessling by Gonzalo Rodriguez results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Castro.
Gonzalez Santi Cazorla is brought on as a substitute for Mubarak Wakaso.
Arturo Vidal produces a cross, Soriano Bruno gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gonzalo Castro from the right by-line, clearance made by Mateo Musacchio.
Arturo Vidal sends in a cross. The assistant referee flags for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Jose Manuel Catala is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Rodriguez Diego Lopez restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Michal Kadlec, blocked by Perez Martinez Mario. Corner taken by Soares Renato Augusto from the left by-line, Close range header by Simon Rolfes misses to the right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Carlos Marchena gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Kiessling. Stefan Kiessling takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Gonzalo Castro.
Unfair challenge on Sidney Sam by Jose Manuel Catala results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sidney Sam, Jose Manuel Catala manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Sidney Sam, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Eren Derdiyok leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Kiessling.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gonzalo Castro from the right by-line to the near post, Soriano Bruno manages to make a clearance.
Borja Valero crosses the ball, save by Rene Adler.
A goal is scored by Giuseppe Rossi from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Villarreal.Assist on the goal came from Carlos Marchena.
Mubarak Wakaso goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Sidney Sam takes a shot. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mubarak Wakaso by Arturo Vidal. Free kick crossed right-footed by Borja Valero.
Soares Renato Augusto produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Adler by Marco Ruben. Rene Adler restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mubarak Wakaso.
Foul by Simon Rolfes on Marco Ruben, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Soriano Bruno.
Michal Kadlec grabs a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Villarreal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gonzalo Castro from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Soriano Bruno.
Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot. Blocked by Mateo Musacchio. Inswinging corner taken by Gonzalo Castro from the left by-line, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Arturo Vidal challenges Borja Valero unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Arturo Vidal for unsporting behaviour. Gonzalo Rodriguez takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Gonzalo Castro. Rodriguez Diego Lopez takes the free kick.
Michal Kadlec produces a cross, Jose Manuel Catala makes a clearance.
Sidney Sam is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Arturo Vidal takes a shot. Carlos Marchena gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sidney Sam from the right by-line, Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.
Eren Derdiyok takes a shot. Save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Foul by Michal Kadlec on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Borja Valero from right wing.
The ball is sent over by Gonzalo Castro, clearance made by Mateo Musacchio. Corner from right by-line taken by Sidney Sam.
Unfair challenge on Eren Derdiyok by Mateo Musacchio results in a free kick. Mateo Musacchio goes into the referee's book. Soares Renato Augusto has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Rodriguez Diego Lopez. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gonzalo Castro from the right by-line to the near post, Soriano Bruno manages to make a clearance.
Simon Rolfes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rodriguez Diego Lopez restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Mubarak Wakaso.
Eren Derdiyok takes a shot. Rodriguez Diego Lopez makes a save.
Foul by Daniel Schwaab on Borja Valero, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Manuel Catala.
Carlos Marchena concedes a free kick for a foul on Soares Renato Augusto. Free kick taken by Daniel Schwaab.
The ball is sent over by Domagoj Vida, Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Marchena. Gonzalo Castro takes the inswinging corner, save made by Rodriguez Diego Lopez.
Handball decision goes against Gonzalo Castro. Free kick taken by Carlos Marchena.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Arturo Vidal goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken short by Borja Valero, Mubarak Wakaso takes a shot. Save by Rene Adler.
Corner taken right-footed by Borja Valero, Domagoj Vida manages to make a clearance.
Bayer Leverkusen v Villarreal
Bayer Leverkusen defender Sami Hyypia has set his sights on a Europa League quarter-final clash with his former club Liverpool as he looks forward to the last-16 tie with Villarreal.
The Bundesliga side welcome the Spaniards to the BayArena as the competition "really gets going", according to Leverkusen coach Jupp Heynckes, and Hyypia is particularly motivated to take Leverkusen into the last eight.
"There are only big clubs left in the competition now and these games are really exciting," he told the SID news agency.
"I have played many games like this in my career and I hope that many more are to come.
"My big dream is to play Liverpool in the next round. It would be amazing to return to Anfield and play another match there."
Hyypia should return to the Leverkusen team after missing the weekend's Bundesliga 3-0 win over Wolfsburg.
Hanno Balitsch, Eren Derdiyok, Renato Augusto and Simon Rolfes are also back for a practically full-strength Leverkusen, although Michael Ballack is still training individually and us unlikely to figure.
He is joined on the sidelines by Manuel Friedrich and Tranquillo Barnetta.
Meanwhile, Heynckes has been facing questions of a different kind this week with rumours he is set to become the new coach of Bayern Munich next season.
He ignored all of the questions regarding his future at the pre-match press conference, saying only that he would "not comment" on an issue which does not even exist.
"The Europa League really gets going now and we are facing an opponent on the same level as us," he said, concentrating fully on the match.
Villarreal go into the match in disappointing domestic form but playmaker Santi Cazorla has warned Leverkusen that his side, on their day, can beat any team.
The Yellow Submarine had been enjoying a fine campaign up until about a month ago, when things started to go wrong for Juan Carlos Garrido's men in La Liga.
In their last six Primera Divison matches, Villarreal have recorded just one win and suffered three defeats - the latest being Saturday's 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
That defeat saw fourth-placed Villarreal slip four points behind Valencia in the race for third spot, although they still boast a healthy nine-point advantage over Athletic Bilbao in fifth.
Cazorla said: "We've been left with a bad taste in the mouth after the game at the Calderon, but now we're eager to get a good result.
"We're having a great season and we must not let that be tarnished by the recent results."
The Spain international added of the game: "We're going there with the intention of scoring because away from home that's very positive.
"We're had a negative run of results and we need to try and change that as soon as possible.
"At their ground they are very strong and they are second in the Bundesliga, but we've already shown that we can perform well against strong teams.
"In the Europa League there are only big teams and if we want to achieve something important we are going to have to face the best.
"If we are at a high level we can beat anyone."
Garrido has taken a 19-man squad with him to Germany, with Marcos Senna, Cicinho and Angel Lopez all missing through injury. Spanish World Cup-winner Joan Capdevila is also unavailable due to suspension.
Nilmar bags brace in Leverkusen defeat
Substitute Nilmar scored twice, including a last-minute winner, to help Villarreal take a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-2 away victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Bundesliga high-flyers Leverkusen, unbeaten in 10 Europa League games this season, took the lead through a fine strike from Michal Kadlec but Villarreal drew level before the break through Giuseppe Rossi.
The Yellow Submarine then got themselves in front thanks to Nilmar, who netted just a minute after coming on in the 69th minute for Rossi, but that lead was short-lived before the hosts equalised through Gonzalo Castro.
That looked to be the way the game would finish, but Nilmar had other ideas and he broke through four minutes into stoppage time to prod in what could prove to be a crucial strike ahead of next week's second leg at El Madrigal.
Leverkusen, who had won seven of their last nine competitive games coming into this match, started well.
Renato Augusto brought a fingertip save out of Diego Lopez from a curling free-kick before the home side took the lead in the 33rd minute.
Rossi's attempted counter-attack from a Leverkusen corner was halted on the halfway line and the ball fell to Kadlec, who progressed unchallenged towards the edge of the Villarreal area before thumping a 25-yard shot across Lopez and into the far corner.
That was not enough to give Leverkusen the lead at the interval though, with Rossi drawing Villarreal level in the 42nd minute.
Carlos Marchena's through-ball put Rossi in the clear and the Italy international clinically finished past Rene Adler.
The second half was a similarly closely-fought affair to the first period, and it needed the introduction of Nilmar to help Villarreal gain the upper hand.
The Brazil ace had barely stepped foot on the pitch when he got possession on the edge of the Leverkusen box, turned well and then, after getting a bit of luck after the ball rebounded back to him off a home defender, fired a low shot past Adler.
That was a blow for Leverkusen, but Jupp Heynckes promptly went down the other end and equalised just a few minutes later.
A cross to the far post arrived at the feet of Castro, who shaped to shoot then quickly cut inside Mario before drilling a low right-footed shot inside the near post.
Leverkusen continued to push for a third goal to try to gain an advantage to take to Spain, but it would end up being Villarreal who got the next - and final - breakthrough.
Santi Cazorla's diagonal ball over the top was brought down well by Nilmar, who showed good speed to hold off the challenge of Daniel Schwaab before poking the ball through Adler's legs for a dramatic late winner.
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