Jens Hegeler scored with a free kick in injury time to put Bayer
Leverkusen’s Champions League’s campaign back on track with a 2-1
victory over Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
Hegeler came on in the 85th and drilled a free kick from about
20 yards out in the second minute of injury time, curling the ball
over a three-man wall into the upper right corner of Claudio
”I think it’s my first free kick goal in a match,” Hegeler
Simon Rolfes scored for Leverkusen in first-half stoppage time.
The captain rose above the defense and connected with a header that
was parried by Barvo, then pounced on the rebound to score.
Carlos Vela equalized in the 51st, knocking in the rebound after
his penalty had been parried by Leverkusen’s goalkeeper Bernd
Leno had kept Leverkusen in the match with several good saves in
the second half.
Leverkusen lost its opening match 4-2 at Manchester United and
is now sitting third in Group A.
United and Shakhtar Donetsk had a 1-1 draw in the other Group
match on Wednesday and both teams have four points from two