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Vittek pegs back BATE to raise Slovan hopes

Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.53CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Róbert Vittek struck ten minutes from time for the hosts to leave the tie finely balanced against the Belarusian champions.
Vittek pegs back BATE to raise Slovan hopes
Sergei Krivets was BATE's biggest threat in Bratislava ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Slovan BratislavaBATE

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts11
 
12
on target5
 
5
off target3
 
5
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
1
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
15

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.53CET

Vittek pegs back BATE to raise Slovan hopes

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-1 FC BATE Borisov
Róbert Vittek struck ten minutes from time for the hosts to leave the tie finely balanced against the Belarusian champions.

The tie is finely balanced after ŠK Slovan Bratislava and FC BATE Borisov draw 1-1
• Sergei Krivets strikes the crossbar with a free-kick as BATE go close early on
The breakthrough comes when Slovan's Tomáš Jablonský turns into his own net
 Substitute Róbert Vittek drills in the home equaliser with ten minutes left
The sides meet again on Tuesday to decide who will make the group stage

Slovan and BATE will resume at all-square in their UEFA Champions League play-off next week after Vittek conjured a late first-leg equaliser for the Slovak title holders.

BATE, seeking a group stage return after last season's disappointment, endured an early barrage from the hosts. Pavel Fořt was denied on the line by goalkeeper Sergei Chernik and defender Dmitri Likhtarovich, but BATE were always the more comfortable in possession and gradually their chances arrived. When Nicolas Gorosito brought down Vitali Rodionov on the edge of the area, Krivets thumped the bar with the free-kick.

Aleksandr Volodko volleyed wide for the Belarusian visitors before Rodionov cut into the box from the left, only for his right-footed effort to zip narrowly wide of the near post. The breakthrough came a minute before the interval as Rodionov put the unfortunate Jablonský under pressure and the defender turned Krivets's cross past his own keeper.

There seemed a determined attempt to push BATE back after the restart, though Aleksandr Yermakovich's team still found ways to threaten. Neat footwork from Rodionov again created space in the area but his strike flew straight at Dušan Perniš.

The home keeper was also forced into action to deny substitute Aleksandr Karnitski, while Slovan struggled to prise open the defence at the other end. That was until a pair of substitutes joined forces with ten minutes remaining. Juraj Halenár crossed for Vittek, who controlled delightfully at the front post before driving into the far corner with his second touch. It leaves the tie on a knife edge.

Last updated: 30/05/15 7.15CET

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Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

bate

BATE

1
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
16
ChernikSergei Chernik (GK)
4
ČikošErik Čikoš
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution68
6
FořtPavel Fořt
Substitution72
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card90+2
8
GrendelErik Grendel
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Yellow Card35
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
Substitution59
14
KhagushAnri Khagush
Yellow Card29
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution87
14
JablonskýTomáš Jablonský
Goal44
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko
16
GorositoNicolas Gorosito
22
MladenovićFilip Mladenović
17
ŠtefánikSamuel Štefánik
Substitution46
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
20
SoumahSeydouba Soumah
Yellow Card62
33
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
26
HudákDávid Hudák
Yellow Card24
62
GordeichukMikhail Gordeichuk

Substitutes

22
PoláčekMartin Poláček (GK)
30
MāliņšGermans Māliņš (GK)
3
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
7
KarnitskiAleksandr Karnitski
Substitution68
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution59
9
AleksiyevichIlya Aleksiyevich
12
MészárosKarol Mészáros
13
SignevichNikolai Signevich
Substitution87
33
VittekRóbert Vittek
Substitution72
Goal80
42
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
77
PeltierLester Peltier
55
TubićNemanja Tubić
81
LásikRichard Lásik
Substitution46
Yellow Card85
77
YakovlevAndriy Yakovlev

Coach

František Straka (CZE) Aleksandr Yermakovich (BLR)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Paulo Soares (POR)

Fourth official

Nuno Pereira (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Artur Dias (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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