Champions League - Group E
B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen4RomaRoma4

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, Roma 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Juan Iturbe replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

  16. 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.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Edin Dzeko replaces Gervinho.

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Vladlen Yurchenko (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  20. Post update

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

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 Kyiv31204225
3Chelsea31115234
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv300308-80

H

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