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Ten-man BATE too strong for Ekranas

Published: Tuesday 2 August 2011, 20.45CET
FC BATE Borisov 3-1 FK Ekranas (agg: 3-1)
BATE's Renan Bressan scored and was sent off as his side eased past the Lithuanian champions to book their place in Friday's play-off draw.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi Stadion
Ten-man BATE too strong for Ekranas
Vitali Rodionov (left) is congratulated by Pavel Nekhaychik ©Pressball

Match statistics

BATEEkranas

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
6
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners10
 
6
Offsides7
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 2 August 2011, 20.45CET

Ten-man BATE too strong for Ekranas

FC BATE Borisov 3-1 FK Ekranas (agg: 3-1)
BATE's Renan Bressan scored and was sent off as his side eased past the Lithuanian champions to book their place in Friday's play-off draw.

FC BATE Borisov sealed their place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs thanks to a 3-1 aggregate victory against Lithuania's FK Ekranas.

Vitali Rodionov opened the scoring for the hosts on 18 minutes but Andrius Velička equalised soon after. Renan Bressan's goal ten minutes before the break put the Belarusian side back in front, yet the 22-year-old received his marching orders five minutes later when he received his second yellow card. Ekranas piled on the pressure in the second half but Mikhail Gordeychuk's 89th-minute strike ended the visitors' challenge.

With the score goalless from last week's first leg, it was the hosts who took control early on, Rodionov forcing Emilijus Zubas into a fine save inside two minutes. Zubas was called into action again when Dmitri Baga met Aleksandr Yurevich's cross, but there was nothing he could do to stop Rodionov giving BATE the lead. Their advantage did not last long, though, as four minutes later Aleksandr Gutor found Velička's strike too hot to handle and the forward made no mistake at the second attempt.

It was Bressan who restored the hosts' advantage before half-time, though the attention he captured was not for entirely positive reasons. First, the former FC Gomel midfielder kept his cool when one-on-one with Zubar; then, however, he was dismissed for a foul on Mauro Alonso, his second booking in five minutes.

Viktor Goncharenko's side were undeterred by their numerical disadvantage in the second half and, although Aurimas Vertelis and Mantas Samusiovas went close for the visitors, it was the Belarusian champions who had the last laugh when Gordeychuk latched on to fellow substitute Filipp Rudik's pass to make it 3-1 in the 89th minute. BATE will find out their play-off opponents in Friday's draw as they go in search of a first group stage appearance since 2008/09.

Last updated: 03/08/11 1.04CET

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Lineups

bate

BATE

ekranas

Ekranas

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
21
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution73
7
RadavičiusRamūnas Radavičius
Substitution61
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card63
10
KučysAurimas Kučys
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Goal22
Substitution69
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
Substitution46
18
JokšasAndrius Jokšas
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Goal35
Yellow Card35
Red Card40
20
DeduraIgnas Dedura (C)
Yellow Card44
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
23
Mauro AlonsoMauro Alonso
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal18
32
UmehUchenna Umeh
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
70
VertelisAurimas Vertelis
22
SimićMarko Simić
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
Substitution81
25
BagaDmitri Baga
Substitution85
78
SamusiovasMantas Samusiovas
Yellow Card89

Substitutes

16
ScherbakovAndrei Scherbakov (GK)
12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution46
Goal89
5
SkinderisMarius Skinderis
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
8
MorozJevgenij Moroz
Substitution61
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
Substitution81
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
15
SasnauskasNerijus Sasnauskas
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Substitution73
28
MarkevičiusTadas Markevičius
Substitution69
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution85
88
PilotasRytis Pilotas

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Valdas Urbonas (LTU)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Erdinç Sezertam (TUR)

Fourth official

Ozgur Yankaya (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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