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Iaquinta spoils BATE celebrations

Published: Wednesday 1 October 2008, 0.30CET
FC BATE Borisov 2-2 Juventus
BATE raced into a two-goal lead in their first home group stage match but Vincenzo Iaquinta struck twice to cut home celebrations short in Belarus.
by Trevor Haylett
Iaquinta spoils BATE celebrations
Double goalscorer Vincenzo Iaquinta leaps for a header ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BATEJuventus

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
6
Attempts off target8
 
11
Corners5
 
2
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed25
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 1 October 2008, 0.30CET

Iaquinta spoils BATE celebrations

FC BATE Borisov 2-2 Juventus
BATE raced into a two-goal lead in their first home group stage match but Vincenzo Iaquinta struck twice to cut home celebrations short in Belarus.

FC BATE Borisov's home debut in the UEFA Champions League provided the underdogs with a dream start against Juventus, but it was not to last as the visitors were level by half-time, a point leaving them second in Group H.

Incisive football
For the Belarussian team, the first from that country to compete at this level, there was the satisfaction of knowing they had played a full part in a wonderful, seesaw encounter. Their football was incisive and they had the Italian side floundering as Sergei Kryvets and Igor Stasevich provided a handsome advantage inside 23 minutes. But Vincenzo Iaquinta, standing in for the injured David Trezeguet, hit back with two goals before the interval.

Mounting unease
BATE wasted no time pouring forward and were encouraged by the ease with which they found their men in dangerous positions. Kryvets would not take long to show his striking prowess but first laid on a terrific pass for Vitali Rodionov who was only denied by Mauro Camoranesi's challenge. It triggered a rash of corners as the pressure mounted, Juve's unease compounded by a head injury which forced Nicola Legrottaglie off the field.

Cool Kryvets
Vitali Kazantsev let fly with a dipping shot from 25 metres which dropped narrowly over the bar and with pressure mounting the historic moment arrived as the visitors' defence was dissected with surprising ease. A pass from Stasevich was perfectly weighted to dovetail with Kryvets's forward run and with Giorgio Chiellini outpaced the BATE forward showed great composure, rounding Alexander Manninger before sliding in their first UEFA Champions League goal. Legrottaglie was substituted immediately, and Juve were soon badly exposed without his height as a routine ball to the far post cleared Pavel Nedvěd and found Stasevich, who directed it into the far corner.

Iaquinta responds
Juventus were rocked, but with BATE's confidence sky-high and their commitment to attack unwavering, spaces were available for the visitors to exploit if they could piece their game together. They reduced the deficit in the 29th minute when Sebastian Giovinco, fast becoming a strong influence on the game, launched a high ball and Iaquinta headed home. Juve continued to pursue the equaliser before the break and in added time Giovinco sent Iaquinta in the clear, the striker finishing clinically through the goalkeeper's legs.

Chances continue
It was the home team who started the second half on the front foot and Pavel Nekhaychik might have scored but lashed the ball wildly over the top. Then Aleksandr Volodko arrived to meet a cross from the left but his header just missed the target. It seemed unlikely to remain at 2-2; in the other penalty area Alessandro Del Piero got to a high ball before Veremko but could not keep his attempt down. Del Piero came close again late on as Juventus took a firmer grip on proceedings but BATE never relented in their own search for a winner and their first three points in Group H. In added time Manninger was forced to go full length to keep out a swirling shot.

Last updated: 01/10/08 11.19CET

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Lineups

bate

BATE

juventus

Juventus

16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
13
ManningerAlexander Manninger (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution70
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
Goal29
Goal45+3
Substitution81
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card65
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Goal17
11
NedvědPavel Nedvěd
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
Yellow Card8
Substitution87
16
CamoranesiMauro Camoranesi
Substitution46
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution90+2
20
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
22
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Goal23
21
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Yellow Card26
24
KazantsevVitali Kazantsev
Yellow Card79
22
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
Yellow Card80
32
RzhevskiVladimir Rzhevski
29
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
55
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
33
LegrottaglieNicola Legrottaglie
Substitution18

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
12
ChimentiAntonio Chimenti (GK)
5
MirchevVladislav Mirchev
Substitution87
7
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
9
BliznyukGennadi Bliznyuk
8
AmauriAmauri
Substitution81
11
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
15
KneževićDario Knežević
Substitution18
17
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution70
19
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
Substitution46
Yellow Card82
18
SakharovAnton Sakharov
28
MolinaroCristian Molinaro
21
PechaIvan Pecha
Substitution90+2
32
MarchionniMarco Marchionni

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Peter Kirkup (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

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