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Sturm hold BATE in Belarus

Published: Tuesday 16 August 2011, 22.37CET
FC BATE Borisov 1-1 SK Sturm Graz
BATE were unable to find a winner after centre-back Marko Simić cancelled out Manuel Weber's early opener for the visitors in Minsk.
Sturm hold BATE in Belarus
Sturm's Giorgi Popkhadze (centre) challenges for the ball ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BATESturm

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
5
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)62
 
38

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 16 August 2011, 22.37CET

Sturm hold BATE in Belarus

FC BATE Borisov 1-1 SK Sturm Graz
BATE were unable to find a winner after centre-back Marko Simić cancelled out Manuel Weber's early opener for the visitors in Minsk.

FC BATE Borisov and SK Sturm Graz will resume their UEFA Champions League play-off tie on level terms following a draw in Belarus.

Bidding to reach the group stage for the first time since 2000, Sturm silenced the home crowd inside 12 minutes through Manuel Weber's confident finish. Marko Simić powered in a header just before the hour but Viktor Goncharenko's men must score in Austria in eight days' time to retain any hope of gracing the group stage for the second time.

If BATE were seeking a positive start to erase the disappointment of their shock weekend loss to FC Minsk then the visitors served up more trouble with Weber's opener. Slipped in by Imre Szabics's defence-splitting pass, the Sturm captain advanced into the penalty area and beat Aleksandr Gutor with ease.

A goal down, BATE suffered another setback two minutes later when Vitali Rodionov received a booking which rules him out of the return. Undeterred, the Belarusian champions, who enjoyed 62% possession in the first half, continued with their measured approach play and would have levelled had Yegor Filipenko not missed the target after Dmitri Baga's free-kick dropped kindly.

That was the cue for Szabics to head wide following a swift Sturm counterattack. His chance was followed three minutes before the break by Milan Dudić, all of four metres out, somehow failing to connect with Andreas Hölzl's deep delivery.

Perhaps mindful of that reprieve, BATE began the second half confidently and equalised with their first effort on target, Simić rising unmarked to head in Baga's accurate set piece. Buoyant again, BATE received a reminder of Sturm's threat when Roman Kienast flashed a header across goal. Despite forcing the issue thereafter, the home side were unable to force Sturm goalkeeper Christian Gratzei into his first meaningful save of the night.

Last updated: 18/08/11 1.04CET

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Lineups

bate

BATE

sturm

Sturm

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich (C)
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
Substitution46
6
WeberManuel Weber (C)
Goal12
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Substitution88
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
9
BukvaHaris Bukva
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution82
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
Substitution72
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Yellow Card14
Substitution69
12
DudićMilan Dudić
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
22
SimićMarko Simić
Goal59
18
StandfestJoachim Standfest
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
24
KienastRoman Kienast
25
BagaDmitri Baga
28
SäumelJürgen Säumel
Yellow Card52

Substitutes

35
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Substitution82
4
PürcherDominic Pürcher
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution46
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
7
HaasMario Haas
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
Substitution72
29
VolodkoMaksim Volodko
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
Substitution88
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution69
Yellow Card74
29
FodaSandro Foda

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Franco Foda (GER)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)

Additional assistant referees

Espen Berntsen (NOR), Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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