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Resilient BATE edge past Kiryat Shmona

Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 23.03CET
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 1-1 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-3)
László Lencse's stunning free-kick set up a tense finale but BATE's class told in the end, Aleksandr Pavlov's last-gasp strike sealing progress.
Resilient BATE edge past Kiryat Shmona
BATE have made it through to the group stage ©Boaz Goren

Match statistics

H. Kiryat ShmonaBATE

Goals scored1
 
1
on target5
 
4
off target8
 
5
Corners3
 
2
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed18
 
17
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 23.03CET

Resilient BATE edge past Kiryat Shmona

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 1-1 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 1-3)
László Lencse's stunning free-kick set up a tense finale but BATE's class told in the end, Aleksandr Pavlov's last-gasp strike sealing progress.

FC BATE Borisov survived a late rally to end Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC's hopes of marking their first UEFA Champions League campaign with a place in the group stage. Their 1-1 draw in Israel meant the two goals from Vitali Rodionov in BATE's 2-0 first-leg success proved decisive in settling the play-off 3-1 on aggregate.

A delightful free-kick from László Lencse set up a dramatic finale but BATE's experienced rearguard held firm, and Aleksandr Pavlov sealed the victory with a breakaway goal in added time.

It was always going to be an uphill struggle for Kiryat Shmona, who were missing influential midfielders David Solari and Bryan Gerzicich through injury, and key defender Dušan Matović following his red card in Minsk.

However, the surprise champions of the Israeli league started brightly and gave the small but vociferous crowd plenty to cheer at their adopted home of the Itztadion Ramat Gan. Their best chance before the break fell to Hungary Under-21 international Lencse, whose clipped effort drifted over Andrei Gorbunov but wide of the goal.

With the onus on Kiryat Shmona to attack, BATE were happy to play on the break with Rodionov providing their main goal threat. The 28-year-old striker had two good opportunities before half-time but missed the target with the first and found the body of goalkeeper Daniel Amos with the second.

BATE did not concede a goal in either of their previous away games in qualification and were content to defend in numbers in the second half. However, the pattern of the match changed midway through when substitute Barak Badash was fouled on the edge of the area and Lencse curled in a superb free-kick into the net.

With hopes raised of a famous comeback, striker Shimon Abuhazira had two late chances to take the match into extra time but could not find the target. As they threw players forward looking for the second goal, Kiryat Shmona were ultimately undone on the break. Pavlov collected a pass from Dmitri Mozolevski and slotted into an empty net.

Hapoel's impressive run to the play-offs has been a huge learning curve for a team so inexperienced at this level and they still have the consolation of a UEFA Europa League group stage campaign. For their part, the Belarusian side could be a force to be reckoned with on their third appearance in the group stage in the past five years.

Last updated: 30/08/12 0.11CET

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Lineups

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H. Kiryat Shmona

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BATE

13
AmosDaniel Amos (GK)
35
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
5
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
Yellow Card12
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution60
6
GazalRavid Gazal
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
15
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
13
MozolevskiDmitri Mozolevski
17
HasarmaSalah Hasarma
Yellow Card55
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
Substitution63
20
LeviLior Levi
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Yellow Card49
Substitution63
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
23
RochetAdrian Rochet (C)
Substitution55
22
SimićMarko Simić
Yellow Card75
26
SallalichSintayehu Sallalich
Substitution61
32
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution83
29
LencseLászló Lencse
Goal67
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

45
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
3
YazoMekonent Yazo
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
Substitution60
4
VahabaBen Vahaba
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
7
AbedAhmed Abed
Substitution61
Yellow Card72
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
10
BadashBarak Badash
Substitution55
Yellow Card90+2
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution63
Goal90+4
12
Ben ZakenBeni Ben Zaken
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Substitution83
16
ElishaAdi Elisha
Substitution63
Yellow Card69
78
VasilyukRoman Vasilyuk

Coach

Gili Landau (ISR) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), György Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

Robert Kispal (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Tamás Bognar (HUN), Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

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