Wednesday November 23, 2011 Group Stage: Group H Finished Dynamo Stadium

BATE Borisov 0 - 1 Viktoria Plzen

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  1. Plzen claim first win

    Plzen claim first win

    Viktoria Plzen beat BATE Borisov 1-0 to earn a first Champions League win and put themselves in the driving seat for a third-placed finish. More

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    Time:90'
    • BATE Borisov
    • Viktoria Plzen
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes - it's all over. It's a first ever Champions League victory for Plzen and puts them in the driving seat for a Europa League place.
    • 90+1' Three minutes have been added on.
    • 91' Corner to the hosts. This could be their last chance...it's easily cleared.
    • 90' Change by the visitors. Pilar is replaced by Reznik.
    • 83' Fillo on for the impressive Petrzela.
    • 79' Duris replaces the goalscorer Bakos.
    • 78' Kezman shoots from range but it's comfortable for Cech.
    • 76' Kezman is on for Skavysh in BATE's third and final change. He's still looking for his first goal for the club. What a time this would be to get it.
    • 74' Rudik enters the fray for Kontsevoi.
    • 72' Bakos is booked for a pull on Bressan.
    • 70' The mist is really rolling in now.
    • 68' Change by the hosts. Gordeychuk is on for Pavlov.
    • 65' Kolar could have put the game to bed as he races onto Jiracek's throughball but his shot is turned behind by Gutor.
    • 62' Yellow card for Pavlov for a foul on the edge of the box. The hosts wanted a penalty after Rajtoral had his arms all over Kontsevoy at a corner.
    • 60' Yurevich shoots from distance but it flies well over the bar.
    • 58' Bressan hits it straight into the wall.
    • 58' Free-kick to BATE just outside the area. This is dangerous.
    • 56' Petrzela gets to the byline but elects to shoot instead of pulling the ball back and his shot is parried by Gutor. This is such an open game.
    • 53' Limbersky turns sharply on the edge of the box but shoots inches wide on the volley.
    • 51' What a chance. Cech flaps at a cross, Bordachev picks up the loose ball and his cross it clips the bar. The rebound falls to Skavysh but he pokes his shot into the side netting.
    • 50' Rajtoral is found in space on the right by Petrzela. but his shot is beaten away at the near post.
    • 49' Volodko almost bundles his way through but eventually loses the ball and fouls an opponent.
    • 48' Nice jink by Petrzela sees him cut inside from the right but he drags his shot wide.
    • 47' Bright start to the second period by BATE. They enjoy plenty of possession but it eventually comes to nothing.
    • 46' The two sides are out for the second half and we're off. The rain is continuing to fall down.
    • 45' There goes the half-time whistle.
    • 44' Great challenge by Bystron on Skavysh as the striker shaped to shoot.
    • 43' The hosts look to replay immediately, but Kontsevoy's ambitious shot from 30 yards goes just wide.
    • 42' That's his 16th goal of the season.
    • 42' Petrzela burst down the right and got to the byline before pulling the ball back for Bakos, who couldn't miss from four yards.
    • 42' GOAL!!! Plzen lead!
    • 38' Skavysh gets in a decent position down the right, but under pressure from a defender, he slices wide of the near post.
    • 37' At the other end, Kolar gets in a good position down the right but then trips over his own feet and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 36' Corner by Bressan is punched away by Cech.
    • 36' Renan swings the ball into the box, but it's nowhere near a team-mate and goes out for a goal kick. Very poor.
    • 35' First yellow card of the game goes to Bystron for a poor challenge from behind on Renan. No case for argument there, and BATE have a free-kick in a good position...
    • 34' Renan Bressan has already shown he is not afraid to have a pop from range, and this latest effort is his closest yet, despite being from further out than the others. Still doesn't test Cech, though.
    • 33' Still, they don't like to see play going back the other way, even if BATE are retaining possession.
    • 32' BATE build an attack patiently. Their home fans are really getting behind them after a nervy 10 minutes or so.
    • 30' No sides have conceded more goals than BATE and Viktoria in the CL this season (nine apiece).
    • 28' Horvath's free-kick is headed downa nd back across goal by Sevinsky and Bystron sends it over the bar from eight yards out! Great chance for the visitors to make the most of the pressure they have put the hosts under!
    • 27' Make that eight, after Petrzela's is headed behind. This time it's headed back to Petrzela and Renan handles wide on the left. Another Viktoria set piece...
    • 26' Horvath sends in another corner, a good delivery to the far post. It's headed behind for another, Plzen's seventh already.
    • 24' Horvath bends his corner in this time, but Gutor is there to claim it comfortably. Impressive showing from the BATE keeper thus far.
    • 23' Petrzela has time and space to line up a strike with his left foot that draws another good save from Gutor!
    • 22' Only Otelul Galati have attempted fewer passes than Viktoria Plzen so far in this competition.
    • 20' Poor pass across the midfield from Plzen and Renan pounces on to the loose ball. He's driving forward and it's three on two... He goes for the shot and blazes the strike high and wide! He had two team-mates screaming for the pass there!
    • 19' Kontsevoi goes on a run down the left and cuts into the box, but he is lucky not to get a booking after going to ground without the chasing Rajtoral even touching him!
    • 18' BATE have netted 97 times in all European competitions, needing just three more to break a century. They would become the first Belarusian club to reach this century.
    • 16' Played short again and Petrzela sneaks his way into the box but then loses his footing. No appeals for a penalty there.
    • 15' Plzen captain Horvath plays the ball short and gets it back. His high cross to the far post causes problems and wins his team another corner from the other side.
    • 14' Pilar shows great control to skip on the edge of the box before feeding Kolar. The shot is blocked by Simic for a corner.
    • 13' Renan goes for another strike, this time from 25 yards out, that is always rising and goes over the bar.
    • 11' BATE Borisov are yet to find their first ever win in the CL (five draws and as many defeats in 10 games so far).
    • 10' BATE clear the corner and they come forward with a slick, quick counter-attack. Simic plays the ball across for Renan to strike... Dragged wide of the far post! A great attack on the break. All it lacked was the finish from their top scorer.
    • 9' Now Plzen have won themselves a corner at the other end.
    • 8' Volodko lines up a strike from range that flies wide. It appeared to take a nick off of Limbersky, but a goal kick is given.
    • 7' Decent start from both sides here, both playing positively. They know that a draw will set up a nervy final group game. with Barca and milan both through already, the could be an upset in one of those games.
    • 5' The corner is cleared with ease by BATE.
    • 4' Jiracek roams forward and his cross is blocked for a corner.
    • 3' Now BATE have an early free-kick. The ball is floated in but Cech comes through the crowd to punch it clear.
    • 2' Early chance here for Plzen as BATE's Pavlov concedes a free-kick... Wroked short to Pilar who draws a good save from Gutor from the edge of the box! Almost a dream start for the visitors!
    • 1' The match is underway in Minsk!
    • 17:58 The teams are out on the ptich now, standing to attention for the Champions League anthem. We'll be underway shortly...
    • 17:55 In Group H, there are two teams without a victory (BATE Borisov and Viktoria Plzen). Twice before, a CL group was concluded with two winless teams: Group C in 2002/2003 (AEK Athinai and Racing Genk) and Group D in 2009/2010 (Atlético Madrid and APOEL Nicosia).
    • 17:50 Plzen's Pavel Vrba: "We will play aggressively. We will play the style of football that made us Czech champions, which has got us results for the last two or three years. Marek Bakos is in brilliant form as seen by his recent performances for both Viktoria and Slovakia. We will certainly count on him tomorrow."
    • 17:45 BATE boss Viktor Goncharenko: "You know our philosophy; we strive to win every match. We have played a lot of games this season. It is difficult to maintain the required standard all the time so the dips are inevitable. The pitch is unpredictable. It can be excellent in bad weather and bad in good weather. It is raining now and nobody knows what the pitch will be like. As for the weather itself, it is nice for football. It's comfortable to play at 3-5C; you can play good football."
    • 17:40 When these two sides met in Czech Republic on Matchday One, Plzen's first proper Champions League match ended in a 1-1 draw at home to their fellow Group H underdogs. Match report: Viktoria Plzen 1-1 BATE Borisov
    • 17:35 A home win in Minsk for BATE this evening will guarantee them a place in the Europa League after Christmas. Anything less than that and it will go down to the final group game, when the Belarusians travel to the Camp Nou and Viktoria host Milan. Group H table
    • 17:30 Viktoria defender Marian Cisovsky will miss this match through suspension, having been sent off in the 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona on Matchday Four. Goalkeeper Marek Cech returns after suffering a knee injury on Matchday Three. Defender David Limbersky returned from a thigh injury to start in the 3-2 win over Mlada Boleslav at the weekend.
    • 17:25 BATE have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the meeting with Viktoria Plzen in which a win for the Belarusian side would see them qualify for the Europa League. Yegor Filipenko returns from injury, but fellow defender Evgeni Kuntsevich and striker Vitali Rodionov both remain absent.
    • 17:20 BATE: Gutor, Yurevich, Filipenko, Simic, Bordachev, Alexander Volodko, Pavlov, Baga, Bressan, Kontsevoy, Skavysh. Subs: Chesnovskiy, Likhtarovich, Gordeychuk, Radkov, Olekhnovich, Rudik, Kezman /// Plzen: Cech, Rajtoral, Bystron, Sevinsky, Limbersky, Jiracek, Horvath, Kolar, Petrzela, Pilar, Bakos. Subs: Pavlik, Duris, Fillo, Krmencik, Reznik, Darida, Hora.
    • 17:15 Weclome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Champions League Group H clash between BATE Borisov and Viktoria Plazen at the Dynamo Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 65' Kolar could have put the game to bed as he races onto Jiracek's throughball but his shot is turned behind by Gutor.
    • 51' What a chance. Cech flaps at a cross, Bordachev picks up the loose ball and his cross it clips the bar. The rebound falls to Skavysh but he pokes his shot into the side netting.
    • 50' Rajtoral is found in space on the right by Petrzela. but his shot is beaten away at the near post.
    • 42' GOAL!!! Plzen lead!
    • 34' Renan Bressan has already shown he is not afraid to have a pop from range, and this latest effort is his closest yet, despite being from further out than the others. Still doesn't test Cech, though.
    • 28' Horvath's free-kick is headed downa nd back across goal by Sevinsky and Bystron sends it over the bar from eight yards out! Great chance for the visitors to make the most of the pressure they have put the hosts under!
    • 23' Petrzela has time and space to line up a strike with his left foot that draws another good save from Gutor!
    • 20' Poor pass across the midfield from Plzen and Renan pounces on to the loose ball. He's driving forward and it's three on two... He goes for the shot and blazes the strike high and wide! He had two team-mates screaming for the pass there!
    • 10' BATE clear the corner and they come forward with a slick, quick counter-attack. Simic plays the ball across for Renan to strike... Dragged wide of the far post! A great attack on the break. All it lacked was the finish from their top scorer.
    • 2' Early chance here for Plzen as BATE's Pavlov concedes a free-kick... Wroked short to Pilar who draws a good save from Gutor from the edge of the box! Almost a dream start for the visitors!
    • 17:20 BATE: Gutor, Yurevich, Filipenko, Simic, Bordachev, Alexander Volodko, Pavlov, Baga, Bressan, Kontsevoy, Skavysh. Subs: Chesnovskiy, Likhtarovich, Gordeychuk, Radkov, Olekhnovich, Rudik, Kezman /// Plzen: Cech, Rajtoral, Bystron, Sevinsky, Limbersky, Jiracek, Horvath, Kolar, Petrzela, Pilar, Bakos. Subs: Pavlik, Duris, Fillo, Krmencik, Reznik, Darida, Hora.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • BATE Borisov

    Manager: Viktor Goncharenko

  • Viktoria Plzen

    Manager: Pavel Vrba

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