Champions League - Group E
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Roma concede late as Leverkusen draw Champions League thriller

Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen trailed by two goals with six minutes remaining

Roma threw away a two-goal lead late on to draw a thriller with Bayer Leverkusen and leave themselves bottom of Champions League Group E.

Javier Hernandez scored twice for Leverkusen but two Daniele De Rossi strikes before half-time made it 2-2.

Miralem Pjanic placed a low free-kick to give the Italians the lead, before Iago Falque converted for 4-2.

But Kevin Kampl curled in from range and with four minutes to spare, Admir Mehmedi tapped in a dramatic leveller.

Miralem Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic moved Roma 3-2 ahead on 54 minutes

The German side could have won it when Hernandez fired narrowly wide at the end. They sit second in the group on four points, three adrift of leaders Barcelona, who beat BATE Borisov 2-0.

Their coach Roger Schmidt said "this was far from a normal football game", while sporting director Rudi Voller admitted his side "lost the plot" after Roma had scored their first.

Roma - who are without an away win in the Champions League since 2010 - are now bottom of the group and will realistically need to beat Leverkusen in the Italian capital on 4 November to stand a chance of reaching the last-16.

Javier Hernandez

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 26Donati
  • 4Tah
  • 5Papadopoulos
  • 18WendellBooked at 90mins
  • 44Kampl
  • 21ToprakSubstituted forYurchenkoat 79'minutes
  • 23KramerBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBrandtat 66'minutes
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 38BellarabiSubstituted forMehmediat 57'minutes
  • 7Hernández

Substitutes

  • 2Ramalho
  • 14Mehmedi
  • 16Jedvaj
  • 17Boenisch
  • 19Brandt
  • 25Kresic
  • 35Yurchenko

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 35Torosidis
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 3Digne
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forIturbeat 90'minutes
  • 16De RossiBooked at 34mins
  • 15Pjanic
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 24mins
  • 11SalahSubstituted forFalqueat 62'minutes
  • 27KouassiSubstituted forDzekoat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 7Iturbe
  • 9Dzeko
  • 13Sisenando
  • 14Falque
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
Referee:
Viktor Kassai
Attendance:
29,412

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, Roma 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, Roma 4.

Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Attempt missed. Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Brandt following a fast break.

Booking

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Foul by Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, Roma 4. Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Wendell.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Edin Dzeko replaces Gervinho.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3, Roma 4. Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Vladlen Yurchenko (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Foul by Alessandro Florenzi (Roma).

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Vladlen Yurchenko replaces Ömer Toprak.

Offside, Roma. Vasilis Torosidis tries a through ball, but Antonio Rüdiger is caught offside.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

Attempt saved. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu with a cross.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

Attempt saved. Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, Roma 4. Iago Falque (Roma) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gervinho.

Iago Falque (Roma) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Foul by Iago Falque (Roma).

Javier Hernández (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Julian Brandt (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Attempt missed. Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Admir Mehmedi.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Julian Brandt replaces Christoph Kramer because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 20th October 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid22006066
2PSG22005056
3Malmö FF200204-40
4Shakhtar Donetsk200207-70

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSV Eindhoven21014403
2Man Utd21013303
3CSKA Moscow21013303
4Wolfsburg21012203

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benfica22004136
2Atl Madrid21013213
3Galatasaray201124-21
4FC Astana201124-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus22004136
2Sevilla21013213
3Man City21013303
4B Mgladbach200215-40

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona32105237
2B Leverkusen31119724
3BATE Borisov310248-43
4Roma302178-12

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich32018266
2Olympiakos320145-16
3Dinamo Zagreb310227-53
4Arsenal31025503

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto32106337
2Dynamo Kiev31204225
3Chelsea31115234
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv300308-80

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg33008449
2Valencia32015416
3KAA Gent301235-21
4Lyon301225-31
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