Bayer Leverkusen Vs. Barcelona, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Great Chance For Kiessling

It's Bayer Leverkusen's turn to make a move now, and, 2-1 down, they opt for an attacking one. Striker Stefan Kiessling replaces one of the three central midfielders in Simon Rolfes. It's a positive switch, and it very nearly pays off immediately.

Barcelona are once again sloppy at the back, and Gonzalo Casto ends up with the ball in space on the left. The winger lifts in an inch-perfect cross, and it's Kiessling who manages to get on the end of it, racing past Carles Puyol to power a head towards Victor Valdes's goal. It's too close to the goalkeeper, however, and he can save. That, obviously, would have been the perfect start to Kiessling's day.

Meanwhile we have a bit of an odd booking to report. Casto and Sergio Busquets tangle on the Leverkusen left, and both end up landing heavily on the track that circles the playing field. Busquets, as is his wont, makes a big deal about it, and Castro, who was probably the more-wronged party, is incredulous as he's booked by Craig Thomson. The BayArena faithful are rather displeased by this.

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