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BATE frustrated by ten-man Ekranas

Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 20.45CET
FK Ekranas 0–0 FC BATE Borisov
The tie remains evenly poised after the hosts resisted late pressure from the Belarusian champions despite being reduced to ten men.
BATE frustrated by ten-man Ekranas
Marko Andjelković (left), who was dismissed, takes on BATE's Renan Bressan ©Valdas Knyzelis

Match statistics

EkranasBATE

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target3
 
14
Corners4
 
3
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 20.45CET

BATE frustrated by ten-man Ekranas

FK Ekranas 0–0 FC BATE Borisov
The tie remains evenly poised after the hosts resisted late pressure from the Belarusian champions despite being reduced to ten men.

Ten-man FK Ekranas survived a late onslaught to preserve a clean sheet against FC BATE Borisov as the first meeting between the champions of Lithuania and Belarus ended in a goalless draw.

BATE went into this UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg as favourites and justified that tag by dominating possession and stretching the hosts' defence to the limit. Yet, despite the 58th-minute dismissal of Marko Andjelković and a good deal of late pressure, the visitors were unable to establish an advantage ahead of the return in seven days' time.

BATE resorted to hopeful shots from range early on as they struggled to find a way through the resilient Ekranas rearguard. Aleksandr Yurevich and Dmitri Likhtarovich's aim was awry, while Oleg Patotski brought a fine save out of Emilijus Zubas on 28 minutes. The closest Ekranas came before the interval was when a header by Mantas Samusiovas was cleared off the goal line following Mauro Alonso's corner.

The game continued in a similar vein after the break, Patotski and Igor Shitov testing Zubas from distance, while towering defender Yegor Filipenko headed wide from a corner. Just before the hour-mark the game tipped further in BATE's favour when Andjelković was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Pavel Nekhaychik.

Down to ten men, Ekranas began to find themselves increasingly penned in their own half. Renan Bressan might have done better than fire wide after a promising counterattack, before Likhtarovich's powerful strike fizzed wide of the post.

BATE then had their two best chances in a three-minute spell, as Vitali Rodionov raced clear of the defence only to lob the ball over the crossbar, while Nekhaychik had a similar chance but failed to foil Zubas with his fancy footwork. Four minutes from time BATE again missed out when Artyom Kontsevoi's volley came back off a post.

Last updated: 26/07/11 20.56CET

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Lineups

ekranas

Ekranas

bate

BATE

21
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
7
RadavičiusRamūnas Radavičius
Yellow Card48
Substitution72
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution61
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
Substitution46
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
10
KučysAurimas Kučys
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
20
DeduraIgnas Dedura (C)
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
Substitution76
23
Mauro AlonsoMauro Alonso
Substitution59
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Yellow Card63
31
AndjelkovićMarko Andjelković
Red Card58
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution67
32
UmehUchenna Umeh
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
70
VertelisAurimas Vertelis
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
22
SimićMarko Simić
78
SamusiovasMantas Samusiovas
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Yellow Card90

Substitutes

12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
35
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
5
SkinderisMarius Skinderis
Substitution72
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution76
Yellow Card90+4
8
MorozJevgenij Moroz
Substitution59
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
15
SasnauskasNerijus Sasnauskas
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Substitution46
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution67
28
MarkevičiusTadas Markevičius
25
BagaDmitri Baga
88
PilotasRytis Pilotas
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution61

Coach

Valdas Urbonas (LTU) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Stefan Lupp (GER), Christian Leicher (GER)

Fourth official

Markus Schmidt (GER)

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