Oct 23, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​BayArena
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
4-0
ShakhtarShakhtar Donetsk
Kiessling (22', 73'), Rolfes (51' pen.), Sam (58')
Donati (38'), Kiessling (60'), Can (69')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Srna (50')

Bayer Leverkusen's Sami Hyypia wary of Shakhtar Donetsk's attacking threat

Hyypia wary of Shakhtar threat
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Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia warns his team about the threat posed by Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of their Champions League tie at the BayArena on Wednesday.

Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia has warned his team about the attacking quality of Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of their Champions League tie on Wednesday.

The sides meet at the BayArena in their Group A match, with Shakhtar sitting one point ahead of Leverkusen after their first two fixtures.

Hyypia admits that their opponents are a threat going forward but he is confident that his team can show their own qualities in what will be a crucial match for the Germans.

"Shakhtar have five, six players from South America. I think they are better when they attack and have problems when they have to defend. Their style is always the same - at home or away," UEFA quotes him as saying on their official website.

"We have to be well prepared and try to benefit from their offensive play so that we have more attacking players than they have defenders and we will get chances to score hopefully. But at least we were nervous with the ball sometime, especially in Manchester.

"Little things will be essential. We have to move more, pass the ball with better quality and have to concentrate, then we're able to show our good skills."

Leverkusen are currently third in the Bundesliga table.

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Sami Hyypia prior to kick-off against Freiburg on August 10, 2013
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