Next Match: at home to Nurnberg, November 30
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group A)
Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller has practically given up hope of his side reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League after a humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Manchester United Wednesday. That result means Leverkusen must beat Real Sociedad in Spain and hope Shakhtar Donetsk loses at United to reach the last 16. "I think when you lose 5-0 at home, even if it was Manchester United, then it's hard to talk about going through," he told Sky television. "Maybe we have too much respect of such sides and we need to learn and not allow ourselves to be slaughtered."