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Match facts: BATE v Plzeň

Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: BATE v Plzeň
Plzeň and BATE drew 1-1 on matchday one ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 20 November 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: BATE v Plzeň

BATE
UEFA milestones

• This is BATE's 85th game in UEFA club competition, a Belarusian record. They equalled FC Dinamo Minsk's mark on matchday four.

• BATE were a club record nine games unbeaten in UEFA competition before their matchday two loss to FC Barcelona.

• Renan Bressan's goal on matchday four was BATE's 50th in the European Cup; they have conceded 45.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• BATE have conceded nine group stage goals, the highest total in the competition along with Villarreal CF, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and FC Viktoria Plzeň.

• Edgar Olekhnovich and Marko Simić will incur a suspension with their next yellow cards.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: FC BATE Borisov 1-2 FC Dnepr Mogilev (Bressan 28; Zenkovich 15, Shramchenko 31)
Gutor; Yurevich, Radkov, Simić, Aleksiyan; Likhtarovich (Gordeychuk 46), Pavlov; A Volodko (Rudik 67), Bressan, Kontsevoi; Kežman (Skavysh 79)

• Saturday's defeat was BATE's first in 11 Vysshaya Liga games and their first at home in the league all season, in what was their final outing of 2011 in Borisov.

• It was BATE's second home loss in 23 matches, following their 5-0 defeat by FC Barcelona on matchday two.

• BATE beat FC Torpedo Zhodino 4-2 on 23 October to seal their sixth consecutive Belarusian title, and eighth overall, with four matches to spare.

• Viktor Goncharenko's team have kept 19 clean sheets in 32 league matches this season.

Injury news
• Yegor Filipenko could miss the rest of the group stage after injuring his back in Belarus's draw with Romania on 7 October.

• Vitali Rodionov is likely to be out of action until at least April after rupturing knee ligaments on 28 August.

• Evgeni Kuntsevich underwent knee surgery in July and has been ruled out until the new year.

International duty
• No BATE players were on senior international duty but Mikhail Gordeychuk played 90 minutes for Belarus Under-23s, providing an assist, as they lost 4-2 to their United Arab Emirates counterparts on 15 November.

Plzeň

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Plzeň have conceded nine goals, the joint highest total along with GNK Dinamo Zagreb, BATE and Villarreal CF.

• The Czech champions have won nine corners, the lowest total in the group stage.

• Marián Čišovský is banned following his red card on matchday four; Václav Pilař and Pavel Horváth will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 November: FC Viktoria Plzeň 3-2 FK Mladá Boleslav (Bakoš 14 34, Jiráček 37; Procházka 25,
Johana 90)
Pavlík; Rajtoral, Čišovský, Bystroň, Limberský; Horváth, Jiráček, Petržela (Hora 86), Kolář (Darida 89), Pilař (Ďuriš 70); Bakoš

• Marek Bakoš took his tally to six in his last five league games as Pavel Vrba's side claimed only their fifth win in 11 matches in all competitions.

• Petr Jiráček scored his second goal in as many games, having registered his first international strike for the Czech Republic against Montenegro last Tuesday.

• It was Vrba's 100th league game at the Plzeň helm and 53rd win; he has suffered 19 defeats in that time.

• At this stage last term, Plzeň were well clear at the top of the league on 37 points – ten more than this time around.

• On 12 November a Plzeň side shorn of their four international players beat second division FK Baník Sokolov 3-1 in a rescheduled Czech Cup fixture. Jakub Hora struck twice, his first goals since July's Czech Super Cup. Vrba's team will face holders Mladá Boleslav in the fourth round.

• A 2-0 loss to AC Sparta Praha on 29 August represents Plzeň's only home league defeat in 36 games.

• Vrba's side beat Mladá Boleslav 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in July's Czech Super Cup.

Injury news
• David Limberský started on Saturday after shaking off a thigh injury suffered in the 2-1 loss at SK Slavia Praha on 6 November.

• Marek Čech has not played since injuring his knee on matchday three but was on the substitutes' bench against Mladá Boleslav at the weekend.

International duty
• Pilař, Jiráček and Daniel Kolář were in action as the Czech Republic booked their UEFA EURO 2012 place with a 3-0 aggregate victory against Montenegro in the play-offs. Pilař scored his first international goal in the 2-0 first-leg win on 11 November; Jiráček opened his own account four days later. Milan Petržela was an unused squad member.

Last updated: 21/11/11 17.31CET

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