Bayer Leverkusen Vs. Barcelona, 2012 UEFA Champions League: A Bayer Attack!

Whoa! Bayer Leverkusen attack! Five black shirts enter the Barcelona defensive zone and although they don't really do a whole lot, they still give Carles Puyol something to worry about as he has to intercept a pass (admittedly, one to nobody) in his own penalty area. Perhaps something will happen at some point soon?

Something does sort of happen a touch later - the hosts ping a long ball down the right for Andre Schurrle to chase, and Victor Valdes comes out of the box to clear, falling over in the process. Leverkusen try to take the throw-in quickly to exploit the fact that the Barca keeper is slow in getting back to his net, but not everyone's on the same page and Simon Rolfes wastes possession.

After that, Lionel Messi nearly makes life more interesting by bursting into Bernd Leno's box, checking back, and sending a weak shot rolling straight into the young keeper's arms. For all of Barcelona's dominance, that's the first time Leno's really had a shot to save, but there's a free kick now in promising position after Schurrle tangles with Adriano... and nothing happens. Bah.

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