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Alumona strikes late to sink AEK

Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 22.45CET
FC BATE Borisov 2-1 AEK Athens FC
Substitute Aleksandr Alumona scored a late winner within seconds of coming on as the Belarussian champions rallied to beat ten-man AEK.
Alumona strikes late to sink AEK
Aleksandr Pavlov scored BATE's first against AEK Athens ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BATEAEK

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target19
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
1
Offsides4
 
5
Fouls committed18
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
2

Standings

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Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 22.45CET

Alumona strikes late to sink AEK

FC BATE Borisov 2-1 AEK Athens FC
Substitute Aleksandr Alumona scored a late winner within seconds of coming on as the Belarussian champions rallied to beat ten-man AEK.

Substitute Aleksandr Alumona scored a late winner within seconds of coming on the pitch as FC BATE Borisov rallied to beat ten-man AEK Athens FC in Minsk and register their first points in UEFA Europa League Group I.

All-square
Ismael Blanco converted a 31st-minute penalty for the Greek visitors, but Aleksandr Pavlov equalised six minutes after half-time and things went from bad to worse for AEK almost immediately when defender Daniel Majstorovic was dismissed for a second yellow card. Dušan Bajević's side looked to have earned a draw until Alumona popped up to head an 85th-minute clincher for the Belarussian champions. In a turbulent finale, AEK's Nicolas Arce was also red-carded for a rash challenge, while Bajević was sent from the dugout. The result took BATE level on three points with AEK and three behind section pacesetters Everton FC and SL Benfica.

Heavy pitch
Both teams struggled with a heavy pitch and first-half opportunities were rare, although Pavlov showed willing with a volley that swung wide of the far post. AEK offered plenty of neat footwork and attacking intent, getting their reward midway through the half when BATE defender Sergei Sosnovski hauled down Krisztián Németh just as the striker was wriggling free. Blanco dispatched the penalty without fuss, his low drive into the left-hand corner giving keeper Sergei Veremko no chance.

Red card
However, the situation unravelled for AEK within ten minutes of the restart. Dmitri Likhtarovich fired in a shot from outside the area which goalkeeper Sebastián Saja failed to hold; Vitali Rodionov's follow-up was blocked, but the ball squirted free for Pavlov to turn in from a tight angle. Two minutes later, Majstorovic picked up his second booking for a foul on Sergei Krivets. BATE wasted no time applying the pressure and it finally paid off when Alumona nodded in a corner to earn the points.

Last updated: 23/10/09 1.32CET

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Lineups

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BATE

aek

AEK

16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
23
SajaSebastián Saja (GK)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution65
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
Yellow Card80
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
Yellow Card30
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
Yellow Card38
Red Card52
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
7
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution62
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
8
NsaliwaTamandani Nsaliwa
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Yellow Card61
11
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Yellow Card86
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
12
JahićSanel Jahić
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
18
BlancoIsmael Blanco
Goal31
Substitution58
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Goal51
Substitution55
29
NémethKrisztián Németh
Substitution83
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution85
32
ScoccoNacho Scocco
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
87
ArceNicolas Arce
Yellow Card87
Red Card90+1

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
22
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
11
AlumonaAleksandr Alumona
Substitution85
Goal85
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution83
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
14
MakosGrigoris Makos
Substitution58
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution55
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
Substitution62
24
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
26
YahayaSeidu Yahaya
25
BagaDmitri Baga
30
IordacheIlie Iordache
88
GoharyanHovhannes Goharyan
Substitution65
Yellow Card71
34
TachtsidisPanagiotis Tachtsidis

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Dušan Bajević (SRB)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Zsolt Varga (HUN)

Fourth official

Peter Solymosi (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Sandor Szabo (HUN), Gergely Sulyok (HUN)

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