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Honours even as Skënderbeu hold on against BATE

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 22.18CET
FC BATE Borisov 0-0 KS Skënderbeu
The second qualifying round tie is in the balance at the halfway stage after Skënderbeu produced a resolute display in Belarus.
Honours even as Skënderbeu hold on against BATE
BATE's Egor Filipenko tries to find a way through against Skënderbeu ©Pressball

Match statistics

BATESkënderbeu

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts9
 
4
on target4
 
1
off target4
 
1
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
5
Offsides5
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
14

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 22.18CET

Honours even as Skënderbeu hold on against BATE

FC BATE Borisov 0-0 KS Skënderbeu
The second qualifying round tie is in the balance at the halfway stage after Skënderbeu produced a resolute display in Belarus.

FC BATE Borisov's hopes of making the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third time in four seasons hang in the balance after they failed to find a way past a stubborn KS Skënderbeu side in their second qualifying round first leg. 

The teams will reconvene in Albania next Tuesday with neither holding an advantage after a goalless 90 minutes in the New Borisov Arena. It was the visitors, aiming to repeat their third qualifying round appearance of last season, who threatened first. Nurudeen Orelesi whistled an effort at goal from 25 metres, forcing Sergei Chernik to expertly tip over.

Sergei Krivets replied for the hosts three minutes before the interval with an attempt from long range, but Orges Shehi athletically kept the score level. The Skënderbeu goalkeeper needed to be alert again just after the restart as he tipped another Krivets strike around the post, before plunging to his left to deny substitute Mikhail Gordeychuk's drive from 30 metres.

The momentum was with the hosts throughout the second period and they nearly snatched it at the death when Vitali Rodionov charged clean through. However, the BATE captain slid his shot wide with only Shehi to beat, leaving the tie finely poised.

Last updated: 31/05/15 3.30CET

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Lineups

bate

BATE

skënderbeu

Skënderbeu

16
ChernikSergei Chernik (GK)
1
ShehiOrges Shehi (GK)
3
GaiduchikVitali Gaiduchik
3
ArapiRenato Arapi
Yellow Card70
7
KarnitskiAleksandr Karnitski
7
ProgniGerhard Progni
Yellow Card43
Substitution90+4
9
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
8
OrelesiNurudeen Orelesi
Yellow Card50
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Yellow Card38
Substitution70
10
ShkëmbiBlendi Shkëmbi (C)
13
SignevichNikolai Signevich
17
OsmaniTefik Osmani
14
KhagushAnri Khagush
Substitution70
20
AdemirAdemir
Substitution74
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov (C)
Yellow Card54
29
SefaFation Sefa
Yellow Card72
Substitution90+2
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko
32
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
33
RadašMarko Radaš
Yellow Card44
42
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
88
LilajSabien Lilaj

Substitutes

30
MāliņšGermans Māliņš (GK)
12
LapanjiErjon Lapanji (GK)
5
YablonskiEvgeni Yablonski
2
DimoAmarildo Dimo
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
5
JashanicaBajram Jashanica
Substitution90+4
15
KlimovichVladislav Klimovich
9
AlikajEnkel Alikaj
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution70
19
NimagaBakary Nimaga
Substitution74
43
ZhuravlevIgor Zhuravlev
23
BerishaBernard Berisha
62
GordeichukMikhail Gordeichuk
Substitution70
30
RibajAndi Ribaj
Substitution90+2

Coach

Aleksandr Ermakovich (BLR) Mirel Josa (ALB)

Referee

Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ivan Valchev (BUL), Martin Margaritov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikola Popov (BUL)

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