Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United; Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United; Manchester City v Viktoria Plzen LIVE!


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BY JAMES ORR

Welcome to The Independent's live commentary of tonight's Champions League Group A encounter between Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester United at the BayArena.

We’ll also bring you all the updates from Group D, where Manchester City take on the group’s whipping boys (with a girl’s name) Viktoria Plzen.

Follow all the latest news and updates below...



    • FT: Bayer Leverkusen 0 Manchester United 5 (Valencia, Spahic o.g, Evans, Smalling, Nani)
    • FT: Manchester City 4 (Aguero pen, Nasri, Negredo, Dzeko) Viktoria Plzen 2 (Horava, Teci)
    • Both City and United now qualified
    11/27/2013 7:00:18 PM
  • And what for Manchester City...
    11/27/2013 7:30:10 PM
  • Man City: Hart, Richards, Demichelis, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Javi Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko.
    Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Negredo, Jesus Navas, Boyata, Toure, Huws.
    11/27/2013 7:30:23 PM
  • And Viktoria Plzen: Kozacik, Rajtoral, Cisovsky, Prochazka, Hubnik, Petrzela, Horava, Horvath, Duris, Kolar, Tecl. 
    Subs: Bolek, Hejda, Reznik, Wagner, Kovarik, Bakos, Pospisil.
    11/27/2013 7:31:27 PM
  • All eyes on Nasri at the Etihad tonight it seems..

    11/27/2013 7:34:13 PM
  • 1 min: The match kicks off at the Bay Arena, and with echoes of Wilshere from last night, Rooney is through on goal from Kagawa's pass..but he is ruled offside. Nice start from the away team.
    11/27/2013 7:46:49 PM
  • Great counter-attacking move for the United goal, Kagawa wins the ball in the Leverkusen half, plays it to Giggs, Giggs passes out wide to Rooney, Rooney looks up and lofts a cross into the area and Valencia slides in to the open the scoring from six yards. Very important strike from the Ecuadorian
    11/27/2013 8:09:48 PM
  • Giggs was involved in the build up to the goal, of course..

    11/27/2013 8:11:05 PM


  • 11/27/2013 8:11:45 PM
  • 30 mins! 2-0 TO MANCHESTER UNITED!
    11/27/2013 8:15:44 PM
  • United edge closer to the last 16 with after their second goal, Rooney whips in a ferocious free-kick from the left, and in the congested Leverkusen area it hits the defender Spahic and leaves goalkeeper Leno helpless. Fantastic delivery from Rooney from 30 yards, that fire in his belly is there, for sure.
    11/27/2013 8:18:12 PM
  • 33 mins: Uefa have credited the goal to Smalling, one suspects this will change to Spahic own goal soon.
    11/27/2013 8:21:38 PM
  • 35 mins: A quick statistic for you - United have had eight attempts against Leverkusen's one so far at the BayArena, and seven have been on target for Moyes' side. United growing in dominance as the game wears on.
    11/27/2013 8:25:03 PM
  • Over at the Etihad Manchester City have taken the lead, Sergio Aguero scoring from the spot. The Argentine won the penalty too, after his cross hit the arm of defender Rajtoral.
    11/27/2013 8:29:57 PM
  • Half-time in Germany, but a shock before the break at the Etihad, Viktoria Plzen, without a point to their name so far in this season's tournament, have equalised. Midfielder Tomas Horava smashing the ball past the recalled Joe Hart into the top corner.
    11/27/2013 8:36:17 PM
  • A quite brilliant observation from The Independent's Glenn Moore at the BayArena..

    11/27/2013 8:46:17 PM
  • The second half begins...
    11/27/2013 8:46:46 PM

  • 11/27/2013 9:32:08 PM
  • A gallant fight from Plzen is over. Edin Dzeko makes it 4-2 to City at the Etihad.
    11/27/2013 9:34:43 PM
  • FT: While United have progressed looking excellent in their thrashing of Leverkusen tonight - with their biggest Champions League away victory - they could still go through as the group runners-up after Shakhtar Donetsk won 4-0 against Real Sociedad. Only a win for Shakhtar at Old Trafford in the final matchround, however, will see the Ukrainians finishing top of Group A.
    11/27/2013 9:39:34 PM
  • It was a night where everything clicked. Saying that we could have scored more goals but we don't want to be too greedy and to score five goals anywhere in Europe is brilliant
    Giggs words wrap up our coverage - read the rest from the Welshman HERE
    11/27/2013 10:19:03 PM
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