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Ventspils hold on to oust BATE

Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 21.45CET
BATE 2-1 Ventspils (agg: 2-2, Ventspils win on away goals)
Igor Tigirlas's first-half goal was the difference as the Latvian champions squeezed past last term's group-stage participants.
by Denis Orlov
from Borisov
Ventspils hold on to oust BATE
BATE double goalscorer Sergei Krivets takes on Ventspils' Grigori Chirkin in Borisov ©Pressball

Match statistics

BATEVentspils

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target19
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed18
 
26
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 21.45CET

Ventspils hold on to oust BATE

BATE 2-1 Ventspils (agg: 2-2, Ventspils win on away goals)
Igor Tigirlas's first-half goal was the difference as the Latvian champions squeezed past last term's group-stage participants.

Latvian titleholders FK Ventspils edged past FC BATE Borisov on away goals despite going down 2-1 in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying tie.

Hanging on
Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Ventspils took an early lead through Igor Tigirlas but were left hanging on when BATE hit back through two Sergei Krivets goals. However, the Belarussian champions' hopes of repeating last season's appearance in the group stage disappeared with substitute Maksim Skavysh's late miss and it is Ventspils whose name will go into the hat for Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off round draw.

Perfect start
The visitors postponed a league meeting with FK Tranzits Ventspils to ensure they were as fresh as possible for this match and Roman Grygorchuk's team made the perfect start when Tigirlas doubled their aggregate lead after 14 minutes. Deniss Kačanovs flicked on Jurijs Žigajevs' corner to the far post where Tigirlas turned the ball in.

Rode their luck
BATE responded by upping the tempo, launching a series of attacks that earned their reward when Krivets equalised two minutes before the break from a corner. Krivets then put Viktor Goncharenko's team in front on the night 12 minutes after restart, controlling a long ball from Maksim Bordachov and beating Andrejs Pavlovs with a precise shot. The home team could scent aggregate success now but were unable to get that decisive third goal as Ventspils, defending deep, rode their luck – not least when Skavysh shot wide from a promising position with 14 minutes remaining.

Last updated: 06/08/09 13.20CET

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Lineups

bate

BATE

ventspils

Ventspils

16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
30
PavlovsAndrejs Pavlovs (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
3
AstafjevsVitālijs Astafjevs
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
4
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
Substitution86
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
7
CilinšekSaša Cilinšek
Yellow Card60
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
8
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Substitution78
9
RimkusVīts Rimkus (C)
Yellow Card30
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Goal43
Goal57
11
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution46
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
14
ShpakovIvan Shpakov
Substitution63
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution82
15
ChirkinGrigori Chirkin
Yellow Card35
Red Card90+5
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution75
18
MihadjuksPāvels Mihadjuks
22
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Yellow Card82
22
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
Goal14

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
16
EltermanisMāris Eltermanis (GK)
11
AlumonaAleksandr Alumona
Substitution82
6
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
Substitution46
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
12
SavčenkovsIgors Savčenkovs
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution75
17
NdekiJean-Paul Ndeki
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution78
20
DedovAlexandru Dedov
Substitution86
25
BagaDmitri Baga
25
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Substitution63
Yellow Card68
88
GoharyanHovhannes Goharyan
33
João MartinsJoão Martins

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Roman Grygorchuk (UKR)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Aurel Onita (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Petrescu (ROU)

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