Leverkusen edges Real Sociedad in Champions League

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

Bravo’s goal.

”I think it’s my first free kick goal in a match,” Hegeler

said.

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.

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

matches.