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BATE back in the big time after sinking Sturm

Published: Wednesday 24 August 2011, 23.30CET
SK Sturm Graz 0-2 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-3)
Goals in either half by Aleksandr Volodko and Marko Simić earned the Belarusian champions a return to the stage they graced three years ago.
BATE back in the big time after sinking Sturm
BATE Borisov's 's players celebrate their away win at Sturm Graz ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SturmBATE

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners2
 
2
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)49
 
51

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 August 2011, 23.30CET

BATE back in the big time after sinking Sturm

SK Sturm Graz 0-2 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-3)
Goals in either half by Aleksandr Volodko and Marko Simić earned the Belarusian champions a return to the stage they graced three years ago.

FC BATE Borisov are in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the second time in their history thanks to a stirring away win at SK Sturm Graz.

The Belarusian champions have earned the chance to return to the stage they graced in the 2008/09 season thanks to Aleksandr Volodko's 25-metre strike nine minutes before the break, and a second-half header from Marko Simić.

The visitors were underdogs to progress after Manuel Weber scored a vital away goal in last week's 1-1 draw in Belarus, but they came out on the front foot as Vitali Rodionov fired in a shot from 20 metres in the very first minute. Andreas Hölzl responded for the home side moments later but his low shot was smothered by goalkeeper Aleksandr Gutor in a lively start.

Imre Szabics looked most threatening for a Sturm side missing their top scorer Roman Kienast, who has a broken foot, and the Hungarian shot wide after ten minutes as Die Schwoazn pushed forward. The hosts' coach Franco Foda had warned his team about the danger posed by returning Brazilian midfielder Renan Bressan, who volleyed wide 20 minutes in, before fellow midfielder Volodko showed how it was done with a magnificent effort. The 25-year-old burst forward before firing an unstoppable shot past Christian Gratzei on 36 minutes.

After the break Pavel Nekhaychik shot over as BATE looked to extend their advantage before Szabics had two efforts which Belarus Under-21 goalkeeper Gutor saved well. Hölzl missed the opportunity to connect with a left-wing cross when well placed in front of the visitors' goal, but minutes later the tie was as good as over when Simić repeated his feat from last week.

Rodionov drove forward on the break and was brought down on the edge of the penalty area, enabling Dmitri Baga to whip in a cross which the 24-year-old rose to head in 20 minutes from time. Despite late efforts by Jürgen Säumel and substitute Samir Muratović, BATE held firm to book their place in the group stage.

Last updated: 26/08/11 1.09CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

bate

BATE

1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich (C)
6
WeberManuel Weber (C)
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Substitution67
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Substitution74
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card21
Goal36
9
BukvaHaris Bukva
Substitution46
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution59
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
12
DudićMilan Dudić
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Yellow Card54
Substitution77
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
18
StandfestJoachim Standfest
Yellow Card29
22
SimićMarko Simić
Yellow Card31
Goal70
28
SäumelJürgen Säumel
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Yellow Card42
Substitution60
25
BagaDmitri Baga
Yellow Card65

Substitutes

22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
35
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
9
Alex PorfirioAlex Porfirio
7
HaasMario Haas
Substitution46
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution67
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
Substitution74
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
14
F. KainzFlorian Kainz
Substitution60
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution77
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
19
AleksiyanKirill Aleksiyan
29
FodaSandro Foda
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution59

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Mathias Klasenius (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE), Tobias Mattsson (SWE)

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