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Brilliant BATE catch AZ cold

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET
FC BATE Borisov 4-1 AZ Alkmaar
The Belarusian titleholders took command of Group E with a dominant display over their Dutch rivals in Minsk.
Brilliant BATE catch AZ cold
Pavel Nekhaychik (right) won BATE's first penalty of the night ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BATEAZ

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
7
Corners5
 
3
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed18
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET

Brilliant BATE catch AZ cold

FC BATE Borisov 4-1 AZ Alkmaar
The Belarusian titleholders took command of Group E with a dominant display over their Dutch rivals in Minsk.

FC BATE Borisov went top of UEFA Europa League Group E courtesy of a comprehensive 4-1 victory against AZ Alkmaar in Minsk.

Vitali Rodionov put BATE in front after five minutes and though Artyom Kontsevoi missed a penalty, the home side doubled their lead when he did score early in the second half. Late goals from Renan Bressan, another penalty, and Edgar Olekhnovich completed the rout. Though Kolbeinn Sigthórsson pulled one back a minute from time, AZ will point to Jonathas's penalty miss near the hour with the score at 2-0 as the turning point.

Rodionov opened the scoring in the third minute of BATE's 2-2 draw with FC Dynamo Kyiv a fortnight ago and he found the net early on again here, getting the slightest of touches on Bressan's cross to head in. The Belarusian champions should have doubled their advantage 11 minutes later when Sergio Romero brought down Pavel Nekhaychik, but the goalkeeper made amends by saving Kontsevoi's penalty.

BATE were dominating without finding the finishing touch and slowly AZ worked themselves into the game. They might even have gone into the interval level after a flurry of late chances, the best of which saw Pontus Wernbloom strike the bar with a header.

BATE took command four minutes after the restart when Kontsevoi made up for his penalty miss by turning in Nekhaychik's low cross. AZ were offered a lifeline with a penalty of their own when Artyom Radkov pulled Jonathas back on 58 minutes, but Sergei Veremko palmed the 21-year-old's spot kick round the post.

AZ were made to pay with 13 minutes remaining when Héctor Moreno tripped Rodionov and this time Bressan made no mistake from the spot. Olekhnovich completed the rout with a curling shot with three minutes to play, leaving Sigthórsson's late header as mere consolation.

Last updated: 16/01/13 3.05CET

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Lineups

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BATE

az

AZ

16
VeremkoSergei Veremko (GK)
22
RomeroSergio Romero (GK)
Yellow Card17
3
SosnovskiSergei Sosnovski
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
4
MorenoHéctor Moreno
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich (C)
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars (C)
7
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
Penalty18
Goal48
Substitution77
9
JonathasJonathas
Penalty58
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
14
KlavanRagnar Klavan
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Goal77
Substitution83
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Substitution77
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
17
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution67
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
19
SigthórssonKolbeinn Sigthórsson
Goal89
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Goal5
Yellow Card90
20
ElmRasmus Elm
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Goal83
25
MoisanderNiklas Moisander
Substitution83

Substitutes

30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
1
DidulicaJoey Didulica (GK)
6
PatotskiOleg Patotski
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Substitution83
11
Mauro AlonsoMauro Alonso
5
ViergeverNick Viergever
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
Substitution46
Yellow Card57
7
FalkenburgErik Falkenburg
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution83
23
van der VeldenNick van der Velden
Substitution77
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
27
HolmanBrett Holman
Substitution67
25
BagaDmitri Baga
Substitution77
38
MaherAdam Maher

Coach

Viktor Goncharenko (BLR) Gertjan Verbeek (NED)

Referee

Leontios Trattou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Michael Soteriou (CYP), Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)

Fourth official

Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

Additional assistant referees

Marios Panayi (CYP), Marios Stamatis (CYP)

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