Estadi de Mestalla - Valencia 07/11/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group F

Valencia - BATE
4-2
 

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Valencia survive late BATE scare to prosper

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 23.00CET
Valencia survive late BATE scare to prosper 
Valencia-BATE reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Valencia CF eased past FC BATE Borisov 4-2 for a vital UEFA Champions League win which looked as if it would be more clear cut.

Goals from Jonas and Roberto Soldado plus a second-half brace from Sofiane Feghouli reflected Valencia's overall dominance – and set up a tantalising matchday five showdown with Group F leaders FC Bayern München. But two BATE replies in the second period, from Renan Bressan and Dmitri Mozolevski, will have annoyed home coach Mauricio Pellegrino given the sloppiness involved.

Match in 5

  • Jonas instigates Valencia victory with 26th-minute opener
  • Hosts race into 3-0 lead before Bressan hits back for BATE
  • Second-half Feghouli double sets up match with joint leaders Bayern
  • Soldado hits 16th UEFA Champions League goal in 20 games 
  • Substitute Mozolevski earns consolation goal as BATE slip to third

Reaction

I'm happy. These are three important points for us. We still have to play against Bayern here, and this will be the decisive game. I don't think the group is completely decided.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Valencia coach

Mauricio Pellegrino, Valencia coach

We continue to grow despite the result. We played the way I wanted but made too many mistakes in the middle of the park, which led to their goals.

Viktor Goncharenko, BATE coach

Viktor Goncharenko, BATE coach

 

Player rater

Jonas

Top Player

Valencia 

Standings

Group F

PPts
1FC Bayern München Bayern49
1Valencia CF Valencia49
3FC BATE Borisov BATE46
4LOSC Lille LOSC40
Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Valencia
BATE

4

Goals scored

2

52

Possession (%)

48

15

Total attempts

9

8

Attempts on target

6

7

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

2

Corners

5

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

27

24

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Valencia run out deserved winners and sets up a huge clash against Bayern in the next round. The combination of Jonas and Roberto Soldado once again proved too much for BATE, and their home record rolls on.
  • Substitution
    88
    Kontsevoi (in) - Renan Bressan (out) (BATE)
  • Substitution
    88
    Albelda (in) - Guardado (out) (Valencia)
  • Goal
    86
    Feghouli (Valencia) scores!
    Sofiane Feghouli finds himself in space at the back post, and the midfielder controls the ball cooly before hammering home his second. Great cross by substitute Éver Banega to pick him out.
  • Goal
    83
    Mozolevski (BATE) scores!

See also

  • Valencia

    Next match UEFA Champions League: v Bayern, 20 November 2012
  • BATE

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v LOSC, 20 November 2012, 0-2
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