Tuesday December 6, 2011 Group Stage: Group E Finished Cristal Arena

Racing Genk 1 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen

  • Vossen 30’
  • Derdiyok 79’

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    Leverkusen secure progress

    Bayer Leverkusen secured their qualification to the knock-out stages of the Champions League with an unconvincing 1-1 draw away at Genk. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Racing Genk
    • Bayer Leverkusen
    • FULL TIME: Genk 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen. It means Chelsea top the group and Leverkusen join them as runners-up. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Barda caught offside.
    • 90+2' Another great effort from Buffel clawed away! Leverkusen scramble clear.
    • 90+1' Shot from Barda nearly spilled and Buffel follows up. Corner.
    • 90' Ballack can't keep the ball in. Goal kick.
    • 89' Corner Leverkusen. Out for a goal kick.
    • 88' Great work from Barda! His shot is beaten away.
    • 87' Jorgensen on for Reinartz.
    • 86' Derdiyok booked for a foul on Simaeys.
    • 85' Castro cross just fails to find the towering Kiessling.
    • 84' More patient build-up stuff from Leverkusen. Genk sitting deep.
    • 83' It's now Leverkusen who look liklier. Here they come again.
    • 82' Kiessling shot is saved and Sam's shot is deflected away for a corner. Close to going ahead there.
    • 81' 1-1 seems a fair reflection on balance. Leverkusen have been patient. 58% of possession this second half.
    • 80' It was a great little inside ball from Sam. Vossen comes off for Barda.
    • 79' Well Leverkusen only need that one bit of class to unlock a defence. 1-1.
    • 78' GOAL Leverkusen! Sam feeds Derdiyok who slides home.
    • 77' Genk actually looking the better side the last few minutes. Leverkusen looking devoid of ideas.
    • 76' Genk stream forward but Vossen can't get onto Ndabashinze's ball.
    • 75' The good news for Leverkusen is that Chelsea are now 3-0 up thanks to Didier Drogba's strike.
    • 74' Limbombe off for Buffel for Genk.
    • 73' Kadlec off for Okzipka. Ndabashinze fails to find Vossen in the middle.
    • 72' Dangerous cross from Castro is defended well.
    • 71' Genk win another throw on the half way line.
    • 70' Leverkusen being patient here. They have 20 minutes left. Sam concedes a throw.
    • 69' Limbombe well marshalled by Schwaab.
    • 68' Castro's cross finds Derdiyok but he gets in a tangle and it's behind for a goal kick. Kiessling is on for Schürrle.
    • 67' Genk are holding their own here. Remember, they already have two draws here this campaign.
    • 66' The excellent Vanden Borre concedes a corner. Derdiyok gets on the end of it but Genk scramble it away.
    • 65' Cross from Kadlec headed clear. Camus appeals for a foul. Nothing given.
    • 64' Kadlec cross easily dealt with by Köteles. Ballack robs Camus in midfield.
    • 63' Schürrle is down injured. Simaeys collided but unintentional. The game goes on. Schürrle is okay.
    • 62' Vossen caught offside for Genk.
    • 61' Bayer win a throw and play it back.
    • 60' Kadlec fouled by Ndabashinze. Free kick in a dangerous area and Derdiyok heads over. Should have done better.
    • 59' Schürrle fails to keep the ball in play. Goal kick Genk.
    • 58' It's re-taken as the wall is pulled back. Wasted by Camus.
    • 57' Limbombe storms forward and is fouled by Castro. Free kick Genk.
    • 56' It should be 1-1 now. That was a poor finish.
    • 55' Schürrle has a shot saved and Derdiyok clips the bar on the follow up. He should have scored!
    • 54' Good defending from Nadson clears the Genk lines.
    • 53' Bender heads behind. Goal kick Genk. Leverkusen again build patiently from the back. Tame shot from Schürrle saved.
    • 52' Dangerous cross from Castro cleared by Vanden Borre for a corner.
    • 51' Castro has a throw in, Bayer build through the back.
    • 50' Tözsér and Limbombe combine well but Bayer win it back.
    • 49' Corner Genk. Cleared by Leverkusen. Genk have a throw.
    • 48' Despite completing 82% of their passes, Bayer Leverkusen need to show more in the final third. Castro threatens but Limbombe clears.
    • 47' Limbobe is incredulous at not getting a throw. He's been a bit of a menace to Bayer tonight. Has played brightly.
    • 46' No changes to either side as yet.
    • 45' Limbobe nearly breaks through down the left. Good start for the home side to this second half.
    • We're back underway here at the Genk Arena. Genk could easily be 2-0 up but can Bayer Leverkusen now regroup and push for the equaliser and victory that would see them top the group? Chelsea look to be cruising so it's not panic stations yet by any means. Even a loss should see them through.
    • 45+1' Camus can only find Leno in the Bayer Leverkusen goal. That's it. HALF TIME Genk 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen.
    • 45' We have one added on minute.
    • 44' Following a short stoppage for bodies on the floor in the box, we're underway again.
    • 43' Sam shoots at the keeper and Schürrle follows up. Genk scramble clear. Best chance for Bayer.
    • 42' Vossen goes down under pressure from Schwaab in the box and is booked for diving.
    • 41' Vanden Borre slips to let Sam collect and cross. But Genk defend well.
    • 40' Kadlec fouled by Ndabashinze. Free kick.
    • 39' Sam crosses but Derdiyok clips it well over the bar well marshalled by the Genk defence.
    • 38' More good defending from Vanden Borre to shut down Sam.
    • 37' Storming run from Derdiyok wins a corner to the visitors. Well defended.
    • 36' Genk survive a scare of their own but have the ball back. Limbombe gives it away.
    • 35' Schürrle's dangerous cross is just put over the top. Corner.
    • 34' Strangely, Genk should be 2-0 up but Leverkusen have had all the possession.
    • 33' Genk win another corner thanks to Vanden Borre. Free header to Simaeys who should have scored! He headed into the ground from five yards out and Leno tipped over.
    • 32' It really was a quality finish from Vossen giving Leno little chance to his left.
    • 31' Another scare for Leverkusen who must regroup now.
    • 30' It means Leverkusen should be still safe if the other match has a winner. Camus comes in at the far pose and just fails to guide it home from Limbombe's cross!
    • 29' GOAL Genk against the run of play! It's Vossen with a great finish from Ndabashinze's cross!
    • 28' Vanden Borre wins a throw.
    • 27' Vanden Borre defends well, it looks like it came off Rolfes for a goal kick.
    • 26' Chelsea are now 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge. As it stands, Chelsea would win the group.
    • 25' Genk have the ball back but seem happy to defend and play on the break. With very little success so far. Ndabashinze shoots but it deflects safely to Leno.
    • 24' Schürrle finds some space but shoots well wide.
    • 23' Limbombe and Camus combine but Bayer clear the cross. First Genk threat for a while but easily defended.
    • 22' Sam threatens down the wing, Genk clear.
    • 21' Leverkusen win a throw via Derdiyok. He gets it back and shoots at Köteles who makes an easy save.
    • 20' Slight tech glitch but we're back live here. Schurle caught offside. Still 0-0.
    • 16' Derdiyok takes but blasts well over the bar. A waste. Ndabashinze's ball goes out for a goal kick to Bayer.
    • 15' Sam has looked very lively down the left for Bayer. He wins a free kick from a foul by Ndabashinze.
    • 14' Vanden Borre defends well to win the ball from Derdiyok and clear the Genk lines.
    • 13' Sam and Derdiyok combine well but Genk keep them out.
    • 12' It's been a fairly quiet start here, Genk defending well, Leverkusen failing to carve out anything clear cut as yet.
    • 11' Kadlec down the left feeds Sam but he fails to keep it in. Goal kick Genk.
    • 10' Bayer Leverkusen playing four across the back and seem to be coping easily.
    • 9' Köteles plays it out from the back. Genk with the possession.
    • 8' Ballack and Castro enjoying a lot of the ball in midfield. Genk have a throw though.
    • 7' Genk win it in the midfield but are happy to play it back. They win a throw off Derdiyok.
    • 6' Taken by Schürrle and Köteles beats it away. Made it look more difficult than it was. First shot on goal for Leverkusen.
    • 5' Genk enjoying a spell of early possession themselves but they then concede a free kick as Borre brings down Sam.
    • 4' Free kick Genk as Camus is fouled.
    • 3' Schürrle looking dangerous on the right wing but Genk win it back and attack themselves through Ndabashinze. Goal kick Leverkusen.
    • 2' Ballack looking assured early on. Leverkusen enjoying the early possession. Looks like Genk will play on the counter attack.
    • Leverkusen on the attack early through Schürrle. He fails to keep it in. Goal kick Genk.
    • Genk keeper Köteles ops for a change of gloves just before the off. He might be a busy man tonight. Michael Ballack looks nonplussed with the delay. Köteles is back and the match is underway. Drogba has opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge.
    • 19.40 The matchday two meeting between these teams – their first competitive encounter – ended 2-0 to Leverkusen with Lars Bender's first goal in European competition putting the German side on their way. Substitute Michael Ballack then struck in added time to secure the points. MATCH ODDS: Genk (5/1) Leverkusen (8/15) Draw (3/1)
    • 19.35 No German side has ever lost to a Belgian team in the Champions League era but if the unlikely were to happen, defeat for Leverkusen would see them finish second in the group if the other game has a winner and finish first in the group if the other game is drawn.
    • 19.30 Genk have at least acquitted themselves well at home, with two draws before tonight's encounter.
    • 19.25 Genk have scored fewer goals than any other team this season in the Champions League (one) and have converted the lowest percentage of shots into goals in the Champions League this season, scoring with just three per cent of attempts. The Belgians have have also conceded the joint-most goals this season in the Champions League (15).
    • 19.20 Former Germany legend Rudi Völler is in the stadium, waving to the crowd and greeting the players.
    • 19.15 Robin Dutt (Leverkusen): "Chelsea and Valencia could not win in Genk. We will try to become the first team in this group to do so. We have been training two or three times specifically for this game – tomorrow we have to be very focused to achieve a good result. If we finish the group in first position, with Valencia and Chelsea behind us, it will be a great result."
    • 19.10 Mario Been (Genk): "I used the 7-0 loss that we suffered in Valencia to motivate the players to do better against Bayer. We will not go out of the Champions League with shame hanging over us."
    • 19.05 Leverkusen have already qualified for the last 16 and a win will guarantee first place. If the German side draw, they will finish second to the winner of Chelsea versus Valencia, or they will finish first if the game at Stamford Bridge also ends as a draw. Check out the full group standings and details here.
    • 19.00 TEAM LINE UPS: Genk: Köteles, Vanden Borre, Ngongca, Simaeys, Nadson, Tözsér, Camus, Ndabashinze, Pudil, Limbombe, Vossen. Subs: Sandomierski, Grimi, Sarr, Peeters, Barda, Buffel, Nwanganga /// Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Schwaab, Reinartz, Kadlec, Castro, Rolfes, Bender, Ballack, Sam, Schürrle, Derdiyok. Subs: Yelldell, Okzipka, M. Friedrich, Da Costa, Ortega, Kiessling, Jorgensen.
    • 18.55 Leverkusen are missing Tranquillo Barnetta, Renato Augusto, René Adler (all knee) and Omer Toprak (back). Karim Bellarabi and Hanno Balitsch have been sidelined with thigh injuries but Bastian Oczipka and Michael Ortega have recovered from ankle and knee injuries respectively.
    • 18.50 Genk will be without Kevin De Bruyne, who has a broken toe, so Anthony Limbombe comes in to take the midfielder's place. Abel Masuero (calf), David Hubert (stomach) and Hyland (sprained ankles) also unavailable, but coach Mario Been will be able to call on captain Jeroen Simaeys, who has recovered from a broken toe. Jelle Vossen is a doubt after he missed Friday's 2-0 defeat to Beerschot AC through illness.
    • 18.45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Racing Genk v Bayer Leverkusen for the Champions League Group E tie at the Cristal Arena.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Another great effort from Buffel clawed away! Leverkusen scramble clear.
    • 88' Great work from Barda! His shot is beaten away.
    • 82' Kiessling shot is saved and Sam's shot is deflected away for a corner. Close to going ahead there.
    • 78' GOAL Leverkusen! Sam feeds Derdiyok who slides home.
    • 55' Schürrle has a shot saved and Derdiyok clips the bar on the follow up. He should have scored!
    • 43' Sam shoots at the keeper and Schürrle follows up. Genk scramble clear. Best chance for Bayer.
    • 33' Genk win another corner thanks to Vanden Borre. Free header to Simaeys who should have scored! He headed into the ground from five yards out and Leno tipped over.
    • 30' It means Leverkusen should be still safe if the other match has a winner. Camus comes in at the far pose and just fails to guide it home from Limbombe's cross!
    • 29' GOAL Genk against the run of play! It's Vossen with a great finish from Ndabashinze's cross!
    • 16' Derdiyok takes but blasts well over the bar. A waste. Ndabashinze's ball goes out for a goal kick to Bayer.
    • 6' Taken by Schürrle and Köteles beats it away. Made it look more difficult than it was. First shot on goal for Leverkusen.
    • 19.00 TEAM LINE UPS: Genk: Köteles, Vanden Borre, Ngongca, Simaeys, Nadson, Tözsér, Camus, Ndabashinze, Pudil, Limbombe, Vossen. Subs: Sandomierski, Grimi, Sarr, Peeters, Barda, Buffel, Nwanganga /// Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Schwaab, Reinartz, Kadlec, Castro, Rolfes, Bender, Ballack, Sam, Schürrle, Derdiyok. Subs: Yelldell, Okzipka, M. Friedrich, Da Costa, Ortega, Kiessling, Jorgensen.

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  • Racing Genk

    Manager: Mario Been

  • Bayer Leverkusen

    Manager: Robin Dutt

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