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PSG prevail after keeping BATE at bay

Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 23.02CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC 0-0 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 2-2, PSG win on away goals)
The weakened French side will meet SL Benfica in the last 16 after doing just enough against the Belarusian titleholders.
by Ian Holyman
from Parc des Princes

Match statistics

PSGBATE

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target10
 
6
Corners10
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 23.02CET

PSG prevail after keeping BATE at bay

Paris Saint-Germain FC 0-0 FC BATE Borisov (agg: 2-2, PSG win on away goals)
The weakened French side will meet SL Benfica in the last 16 after doing just enough against the Belarusian titleholders.

Paris Saint-Germain FC endured a nervous night to clinch their place in the round of 16 courtesy of a goalless draw at home to FC BATE Borisov.

The Ligue 1 outfit held a slender advantage coming into the second leg after last week's 2-2 draw in Minsk. They were unable to break down stubborn Belarusian opponents this time around, but stretched their unbeaten home record in UEFA club competition to 14 matches to set up a last-16 meeting with SL Benfica.

PSG struck a late first-leg equaliser, and maintained that momentum back on home soil with a sprightly opening in which Peguy Luyindula came closest to breaking the deadlock. The French international's deft touch to Mevlüt Erdinç's driven centre flew just beyond Aleksandr Gutor's far post.

Despite Antoine Kombouaré leaving top scorer Nenê and the influential Ludovic Giuly on the sidelines, there was plenty of attacking intent from PSG. However, the absent duo's quality would have been welcome in their opponent's final third of the pitch with the home side consistently unable to conjure a telling final ball.

That allowed BATE's self-belief to swell, and the Belarusian champions should have held a half-time advantage only for Aleksandr Volodko to head disappointingly wide after Maksim Bordachev arrowed a superb ball into the PSG box.

Mathieu Bodmer and Jean-Eudes Maurice passed up fine scoring opportunities early in the second half, yet BATE looked the sharper side. When Zoumana Camara failed to clear, Renan Bressan would surely have put the visitors ahead had he connected cleanly with only Apoula Édel to beat.

The late introduction of Guillaume Hoarau afforded PSG greater potency up front, but even a smart swivel and shot from the French international failed to beat Gutor as the hosts were forced to bite their nails right to the final whistle.

Last updated: 26/09/14 6.38CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

bate

BATE

30
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
30
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
2
CearáCeará (C)
2
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich (C)
Substitution61
5
TiénéSiaka Tiéné
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
Yellow Card21
6
CamaraZoumana Camara
Yellow Card75
5
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
8
LuyindulaPéguy Luyindula
8
A. VolodkoAleksandr Volodko
11
Mevlüt ErdinçMevlüt Erdinç
Substitution67
10
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
Substitution77
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer
Substitution73
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
Yellow Card56
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
18
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
21
MauriceJean-Eudes Maurice
Substitution83
20
RodionovVitali Rodionov
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
22
SimićMarko Simić
23
ClémentJérémy Clément
Yellow Card14
77
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
CoupetGrégory Coupet (GK)
33
IvanovDmytro Ivanov (GK)
9
HoarauGuillaume Hoarau
Substitution67
11
GordeychukMikhail Gordeychuk
Substitution61
13
TraoréSammy Traoré
14
RadkovArtem Radkov
24
MakondaTripy Makonda
Substitution83
15
SkavyshMaksim Skavysh
Substitution77
26
JalletChristophe Jallet
17
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
35
LandreLoïck Landre
23
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Substitution66
38
KebanoNeeskens Kebano
Substitution73
25
BagaDmitri Baga

Coach

Antoine Kombouaré (FRA) Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Nicky Siebert (NED), Patrick Langkamp (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Tom van Sichem (NED), Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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