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BATE Borisov's Bressan pegs back Plzeň

Published: Tuesday 13 September 2011, 22.49CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Renan Bressan's second-half equaliser denied the Czech club an opening victory in their first UEFA Champions League group stage match.
by Ian Holyman
from Eden Stadium

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Match statistics

PlzeňBATE

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
10
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed16
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Group H

PPts
1AC Milan Milan11
2FC Barcelona Barcelona11
3FC BATE Borisov BATE11
4FC Viktoria Plzeň Plzeň11
Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 13 September 2011, 22.49CET

BATE Borisov's Bressan pegs back Plzeň

FC Viktoria Plzeň 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Renan Bressan's second-half equaliser denied the Czech club an opening victory in their first UEFA Champions League group stage match.

FC BATE Borisov bounced back from the blow of conceding a goal on the stroke of half-time to deny FK Viktoria Plzeň a victory in the Czech champions' maiden group stage encounter.

BATE coach Viktor Goncharenko had highlighted the importance of taking something away from Prague, where Plzeň have set up temporary home in Group H. Renan Bressan's 69th-minute equaliser ensured Goncharenko was not disappointed after the prolific Marek Bakoš had added to his six goals during qualifying in the final seconds of the first half.

The visiting players looked as if they may still have their minds on Prague's picture-postcard spires as they failed to find any rhythm early on. Václav Pilař's pacy raids down the left promised much for Plzeň, and after one burst brought the hosts a corner, David Bystroň rose highest but headed over the crossbar.

With Vitali Rodionov injured, Mateja Kežman was employed as BATE's sole striker, and though service was infrequent, the Serbian set Plzeň pulses racing when he darted on to a Marko Simić through ball only to hit the side netting. Plzeň coach Pavel Vrba's concerns would have swelled still further when Mikhail Gordeychuk fired a shot that deflected off Marian Čišovský and arced narrowly wide of the far post.

As the Belarusian titleholders looked to be easing their way into the match, Plzeň wrested back the initiative with the last kick of the half. Pilař flicked the ball into the equally impressive Petr Jiráček, whose fluid turn and instant cross found Bakoš lunging from close range to turn the ball in.

With BATE still stunned, Plzeň sought to press home their advantage. David Limberský's shot was blocked after Pavel Horváth's cleverly engineered set piece found the midfielder in space in the box, and the impish Pilař tested Aleksandr Gutor in the BATE goal having turned delightfully away from his marker.

BATE eventually regained their poise, and manufactured an equaliser when Filipp Rudik spied Bressan's run behind the Plzeň back four and the Brazilian slipped the ball through Marek Čech's legs. Jakub Hora could have won it for the hosts in the final minute, but the substitute slashed wide from the edge of the box. BATE welcome holders FC Barcelona in two weeks' time, when Plzeň travel to AC Milan, the group favourites having drawn 2-2 at Camp Nou.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.00CET

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Quotes

  • Pavel Vrba

    Read more"I am sorry that we couldn't keep the promising lead we had a half-time as we had two chances after that"

  • Viktor Goncharenko

    Read more"It's a pity we conceded a goal right before the break, yet the players' attitude told me that we could level the match"

Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

bate

BATE

24
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
6
PilařVáclav Pilař
Yellow Card81
Substitution88
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Substitution78
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Goal69
Yellow Card71
Substitution72
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution83
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution69
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
18
BystroňDavid Bystroň
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko (C)
20
JiráčekPetr Jiráček
22
SimićMarko Simić
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Goal45+1
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Yellow Card15
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Yellow Card63
25
BagaDmitri Baga
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
99
KežmanMateja Kežman
Substitution76

Substitutes

25
DaněkMichal Daněk (GK)
35
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
5
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution69
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
7
TrappPetr Trapp
Substitution78
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Substitution72
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
9
Alex PorfirioAlex Porfirio
Substitution76
15
ŠevinskýFrantišek Ševinský
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
19
AleksiyanKirill Aleksiyan
17
HoraJakub Hora
Substitution88
29
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
Substitution83

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Michael Annonier (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Pascal Vileo (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Wilfried Bien (FRA), Nicolas Rainville (FRA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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