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BATE inflict LOSC loss to make history

Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 22.41CET
LOSC Lille 1-3 FC BATE Borisov
Three first-half goals gave BATE their first UEFA Champions League group win at the 13th attempt after a display of clinical finishing.
by Chris Burke
from Grand Stade Lille Métropole

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Match statistics

LOSCBATE

Goals scored1
 
3
on target15
 
5
off target9
 
1
Corners10
 
0
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)54
 
46

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC BATE Borisov BATE13
FC Bayern München Bayern13
Valencia CF Valencia10
LOSC Lille LOSC10
Last updated: 23/10/2012 00:49 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 19 September 2012, 22.41CET

BATE inflict LOSC loss to make history

LOSC Lille 1-3 FC BATE Borisov
Three first-half goals gave BATE their first UEFA Champions League group win at the 13th attempt after a display of clinical finishing.

FC BATE Borisov recorded their maiden UEFA Champions League group stage win at the 13th attempt as a trio of first-half goals stunned LOSC Lille.

Embarking on their third campaign in the UEFA Champions League proper, the visitors from Belarus caught their Group F hosts absolutely cold with a lesson in pragmatism and clinical finishing. Aleksandr Volodko's long-range strike set the tone after six minutes and both Vitali Rodionov and Edgar Olekhnovich followed up ahead of the break, before Aurélien Chedjou's second-half header reduced the deficit. Les Dogues could not diminish it further and will need an altogether improved performance at Valencia CF on 2 October, when BATE welcome FC Bayern München, fellow opening-night winners.

Early attempts from Salomon Kalou and Florent Balmont fitted well with the pre-match talk of a LOSC side determined to start on the right foot, but that ambition quickly evaporated against ruthless opponents. The evening's first surprise was not long in coming at all, in fact, Volodko collecting a pass from Maksim Bordachev and sending a superb shot looping over Mickaël Landreau from 20 metres out.

It was, LOSC hoped, a blip. Instead, it was a portent of worse to come. Eager to work their way back into the game, Rudi Garcia's men were sliced apart on the counterattack as Aleksandr Hleb skipped past Chedjou and fed the ball left to Aleksandr Pavlov, who then squared for Rodionov to steer in.

Marvin Martin, Mathieu Debuchy and Dimitri Payet all unleashed retaliatory efforts, but it was the intention that drew applause rather than the threat. BATE still looked the more dangerous team and they landed a third devastating blow close to half-time, Olekhnovich allowed space for a second chance to finish after Landreau had parried his first shot to Volodko.

Garcia threw Nolan Roux and Ryan Mendes into the mix after the break – withdrawing Túlio De Melo and Martin – and his side finally got themselves on the scoreboard when Chedjou's header from a Payet corner hit the crossbar and just about bounced over the line. Suddenly, Les Dogues were given a glimmer of hope, and Mendes forced Andrei Gorbunov to save at his near post before the goalkeeper scrambled to the ground to deny Payet.

Gorbunov also did well to keep out a rasping Balmont attempt with his legs as LOSC attempted to ramp up the pressure. It dissipated just as quickly, however, and Viktor Goncharenko's BATE held on for the win in relative comfort. So much for unlucky 13.

Last updated: 30/11/12 18.45CET

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Lineups

losc

LOSC

bate

BATE

1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
35
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
2
DebuchyMathieu Debuchy
Substitution85
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution66
3
DigneLucas Digne
Yellow Card53
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Goal6
4
BalmontFlorent Balmont
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Yellow Card11
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
8
KalouSalomon Kalou
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Yellow Card54
Substitution80
9
De MeloTúlio De Melo
Substitution46
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
10
MartinMarvin Martin
Substitution46
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal20
Yellow Card38
Substitution89
22
ChedjouAurélien Chedjou
Goal60
22
SimićMarko Simić
24
MavubaRio Mavuba (C)
Yellow Card90
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Yellow Card28
Goal43
25
BašaMarko Baša
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

16
ElanaSteeve Elana (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
5
GueyeIdrissa Gueye
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
11
MendesRyan Mendes
Substitution46
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
15
SidibéDjibril Sidibé
Substitution85
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution80
17
PedrettiBenoît Pedretti
13
MozolevskiDmitri Mozolevski
Substitution89
18
BériaFranck Béria
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
26
RouxNolan Roux
Substitution46
Yellow Card54
32
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution66

Coach

Rudi Garcia (FRA) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Dawid Piasecki (POL), Daniel Stefanski (POL)

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