Dec 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad
0-1
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen

Bergara (44'), Ansotegi (76'), Gaztanaga (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Toprak (47')
Rolfes (32'), Can (56'), Castro (90')

Gonzalo Castro hoping for Manchester United favour

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Gonzalo Castro admits that his side are reliant on Manchester United to do them a favour against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League tonight.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Gonzalo Castro has admitted that he is hoping for a favour from Manchester United when they take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League tonight.

Leverkusen, who face bottom-placed Real Sociedad, are currently third in Group A and need Shakhtar to drop points at Old Trafford to stand any chance of progressing to the next round.

Castro is hopeful that his side can do their part by building on their impressive away victory over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, but he acknowledges that the situation is ultimately out of their hands.

"We simply have to build on what we did in the Dortmund game and give it everything we've got. And then we have to hope Man United help us out," he told reporters at a press conference.

A draw with Sociedad is unlikely to be enough for the German side, who are currently one point behind Shakhtar but have a much worse goal difference than the Ukrainians.

Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City scores his team's goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and FC Bayern Muenchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013
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