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.
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
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
|13||Guaita (GK)||35||Gorbunov (GK)|
|1||Diego Alves (GK)||30||Gutor (GK)|
|Mauricio Pellegrino (ARG)||Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)|
|Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)|