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Patient BATE take Bayern by stealth

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2012, 22.37CET
FC BATE Borisov 3-1 FC Bayern München
Aleksandr Pavlov, Vitali Rodionov and Renan Bressan struck as the Belarusian champions defied the odds to secure a second Group F win.

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Match statistics

BATEBayern

Goals scored3
 
1
on target6
 
10
off target5
 
6
Corners1
 
14
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed16
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)37
 
63

Standings

Group F

PPts
FC BATE Borisov BATE26
Valencia CF Valencia23
FC Bayern München Bayern23
LOSC Lille LOSC20
Last updated: 23/10/2012 14:36 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 2 October 2012, 22.37CET

Patient BATE take Bayern by stealth

FC BATE Borisov 3-1 FC Bayern München
Aleksandr Pavlov, Vitali Rodionov and Renan Bressan struck as the Belarusian champions defied the odds to secure a second Group F win.

FC BATE Borisov held on for their first UEFA Champions League group stage home victory as FC Bayern München's dream of a club-record tenth successive win at the start of a season foundered in Group F.

Aleksandr Pavlov struck against the run of play midway through the first half, and while Viktor Goncharenko's side spent plenty of time manning the barricades thereafter, Vitali Rodionov doubled the lead on 78 minutes as the Belarusian team unexpectedly built on their 3-1 win at LOSC Lille on matchday one.

Franck Ribéry pulled one back late on, but as substitute Renan Bressan hit a third for BATE at the death, visiting coach Jupp Heynckes was left to ponder what might have happened had Toni Kroos not missed an open goal after 13 minutes.

Although Edgar Olekhnovich fired into Manuel Neuer's chest early on, Bayern soon began to look like a side that had opened the campaign with nine straight wins in all competitions. Kroos's waking hours tomorrow, however, may be haunted by thoughts of how he failed to put his team ahead. The 22-year-old dispossessed BATE captain Dmitri Likhtarovich on the edge of the box and rounded goalkeeper Andrei Gorbunov before shooting against a post.

Yet, with BATE retreating, a goal appeared to be in the offing. It came, but at the other end. A sudden BATE surge caught Bayern on the hop. Receiving the ball on the right, Denis Polyakov cut back for Aleksandr Volodko, and while his sliced effort from inside the area was less accurate than Kroos's, it fell sweetly for Pavlov to drive low past Neuer.

BATE felt Bayern's fury within seconds, Thomas Müller and Mario Mandžukić both drawing saves from Gorbunov. Obliged to press harder after the break, Bayern left more space for the hosts; Neuer kept out Polyakov, Rodionov scooped one across the face of goal, and Pavlov blazed wide from a great position.

If the Bundesliga leaders still pushed, there was to be no equaliser. Instead Rodionov rifled in the second after a quick exchange of passes with Olekhnovich in the box.

Bayern ripped into BATE in the closing stages. Gorbunov clawed one Ribéry attempt off the line, then watched another deflect onto the crossbar, but could do nothing to prevent the France winger stealing in to pull one back in added time. BATE's defence creaked, yet they were relieved as Dmitri Mozolevski set up fellow replacement Bressan to blast in their third.

Last updated: 27/11/12 21.49CET

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Quotes

  • Viktor Goncharenko

    "Simply fantastic! That's our team's spirit. We worked hard to reach this point. I congratulate the fans and the team"

  • Jupp Heynckes

    "BATE are a very well organised team, especially in defence. They have proven that again today. They fought so hard"

Lineups

bate

BATE

bayern

Bayern

35
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
Yellow Card90
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution66
4
DanteDante
Yellow Card58
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
Goal90+1
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
8
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Substitution58
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Yellow Card22
Goal23
Substitution84
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Substitution75
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Yellow Card70
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal78
Substitution87
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
22
SimićMarko Simić
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Yellow Card50
Substitution77
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
30
Luiz GustavoLuiz Gustavo
Yellow Card72
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
39
KroosToni Kroos

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution84
Goal90+4
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution58
13
MozolevskiDmitri Mozolevski
Substitution87
13
RafinhaRafinha
32
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
Substitution66
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Substitution75
Yellow Card90+2
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution77
78
VasilyukRoman Vasilyuk
44
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)

Fourth official

Igor Sirilov (MKD)

Additional assistant referees

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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