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Ten-man BATE hold AEK in Athens

Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 22.50CET
AEK Athens FC 2-2 FC BATE Borisov
All-square after four goals in the first half, AEK failed to make the extra man count after a 76th-minute red card for Igor Shitov.
Ten-man BATE hold AEK in Athens
BATE's Maksim Skavysh and Sanel Jahić of AEK battle it out in Athens ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AEKBATE

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target18
 
9
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
21
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
1

Standings

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Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 22.50CET

Ten-man BATE hold AEK in Athens

AEK Athens FC 2-2 FC BATE Borisov
All-square after four goals in the first half, AEK failed to make the extra man count after a 76th-minute red card for Igor Shitov.

AEK Athens FC and FC BATE Borisov shared four goals to draw 2-2 in a game which did little to change either side's chances of reaching the round of 32 from Group I.

Flying start
Ismael Blanco gave AEK a first-minute lead but BATE hit back with goals from Vitali Rodionov and Aleksandr Volodko before Gustavo Manduca levelled seven minutes from the break. BATE's Igor Shitov received a 75th-minute red card but hung on for a draw which leaves both clubs on four points, trailing Everton FC on six and Benfica SL on nine after the Portuguese side's win at Goodison Park.

Goal rush
The goals started rolling in straight from kick-off, with Blanco collecting Krisztián Németh's clever flick to beat the offside trap and keeper Sergei Veremko with less than 15 seconds gone. BATE shrugged off the setback and were in front 25 minutes later after Rodionov pulled a goal back with a cool finish on the break and Volodko had struck a freakish effort.

All-square
AEK keeper Sebastián Saja sprinted out of his area towards the right to clear but he only found Volodko, who rocketed the ball in from over 30 metres before Saja could scamper back. Having veered the way of the Belarussian champions, the contest swung back towards the hosts when Nacho Scocco curled over a free-kick from the left and Manduca sent a looping header into the far corner.

Greek pressure
AEK stuck to the task after the restart and Manduca was nearly celebrating another after the Brazilian curled a left-foot shot on to the bar, while Nemeth beat two BATE defenders in a confined space near the edge of the box before unleashing a powerful angled shot which Veremko did well to block. The momentum was clearly with AEK and Shitov's dismissal for a second caution was followed by Sanel Jahić and Scocco both being denied by the woodwork in a vain late flurry.

Last updated: 06/11/09 0.56CET

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Lineups

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AEK

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BATE

23
SajaSebastián Saja (GK)
16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
Substitution81
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
8
NsaliwaTamandani Nsaliwa
Substitution66
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
11
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Goal38
Substitution68
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card52
Red Card75
12
JahićSanel Jahić
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
Yellow Card37
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
Goal26
18
BlancoIsmael Blanco
Goal1
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution67
29
NémethKrisztián Németh
Yellow Card90+1
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
Yellow Card40
Substitution84
31
GeorgeasNikos Georgeas
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution76
32
ScoccoNacho Scocco
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
90
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
Yellow Card49
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal17

Substitutes

22
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
3
HersiYoussouf Hersi
Substitution68
11
AlumonaAleksandr Alumona
Substitution67
7
JuanfranJuanfran
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
Substitution76
Yellow Card81
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution81
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Substitution84
Yellow Card90
21
PavlisMichalis Pavlis
24
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
26
YahayaSeidu Yahaya
Substitution66
Yellow Card74
25
BagaDmitri Baga
34
TachtsidisPanagiotis Tachtsidis
32
RzhevskiVladimir Rzhevski

Coach

Lyssandros Georgamlis (GRE) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shmuel Shteif (ISR), Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)

Fourth official

Liran Wachsberger (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Menashe Masiah (ISR), Haim Jakov (ISR)

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