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Goncharenko praises 'perfect' BATE

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 0.15CET
A "perfect" first half for Viktor Goncharenko and FC BATE Borisov was in stark contrast to LOSC Lille's display, with Rudi Garcia first to admit his team had been shown "no mercy".
Goncharenko praises 'perfect' BATE
Vitali Rodionov celebrates his goal against LOSC ©Getty Images

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 0.15CET

Goncharenko praises 'perfect' BATE

A "perfect" first half for Viktor Goncharenko and FC BATE Borisov was in stark contrast to LOSC Lille's display, with Rudi Garcia first to admit his team had been shown "no mercy".

Viktor Goncharenko, BATE coach
The first half was perfect, nearly ideal – we played at the top of our game. We wanted to press LOSC and we managed to do that. I don't know if Lille underestimated us but we have some quality players and we showed our class today.

We weren't at all surprised by the way we played. We were convinced before the match that we could play without panic and that's what we did. Of course it's good to start with three points but there are still five matches to play. It's too early to talk about qualifying.

Rudi Garcia, LOSC coach
We could have done much better in the first half. Fortunately we showed our pride in the second – that is important for the future. BATE were very efficient in the opening period with three goals from three or four attempts. I think we failed in several areas of the game, in terms of tackling and positioning. At this level, there is no mercy. We'll have to stop making life so difficult for ourselves, as we did today and in our last home [league] game.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.33CET

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