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0 vs 3
Played
October 23, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Stadyen Dynama — Minsk
Referee:‬ C. Thomson‎
Attendance:‬ 29180‎
 
 
Roberto Soldado 45+1′ (PG)
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: BATE Borisov 0-3 Valencia

Goal.com rates the performers on show in the Borisov side's home defeat against the Primera Division representatives

By Stefan Coerts

  • Andrey Gorbunov
    6
    0
    3.50

    Andrey Gorbunov

    Pulled off a fine save early on to deny Soldado, but was unable to do anything about the striker's goal from the spot. Beaten once more by Soldado halfway through the second half.

  • Maksim Bordachov
    4
    0
    3.00

    Maksim Bordachov

    Sloppy play early on almost led to a big chance for Guardado, but did a good job against Feghouli overall. Sent in a fine cross for Rodionov in the first half.

  • Egor Filippenko
    1
    3
    2.50

    Egor Filippenko

    Did not have an easy evening against the lively Soldado. Beaten way too easily by the striker in the 15th minute, but was lucky Guardado then mishit his shot.

  • Marko Simic
    2
    6
    1.50

    Marko Simic Flop of the Match

    Lost sight of Soldado after five minutes of play, before pulling the attacker to the ground in the 45th minute to concede a penalty. Saw his direct opponent net another after the break and had an evening to forget.

  • Denis Polyakov
    1
    3
    2.50

    Denis Polyakov

    The right-back occasionally struggled as Cissokho often overlapped Guardado down his side. Allowed the latter all the time and space he needed to create the second goal.

  • Dmitri Likhtarovich
    3
    1
    2.50

    Dmitri Likhtarovich

    The BATE skipper always worked hard and held his own in midfield. Superb run around the half-hour mark almost led to the opener. Replaced after the interval.

  • Aleksandr Volodko
    1
    4
    2.50

    Aleksandr Volodko

    Was often forced to track back and defend as Cissokho charged forward time and time again. Largely anonymous as he did not see too much of the ball.

  • Aliaksandr Hleb
    12
    0
    3.00

    Aliaksandr Hleb

    Hleb showed his class with a superb pass for Rodionov in the 12th minute, but was unable to really leave his mark on the game.

  • Alexander Pavlov
    2
    2
    2.50

    Alexander Pavlov

    Like Hleb, he too struggled to make an impact against Albelda and Gago. By no means a bad game from the attacking midfielder, but simply not enough to upset Valencia.

  • Edgar Olekhnovich
    4
    0
    3.00

    Edgar Olekhnovich

    Was outmuscled by Gago more than once as the Argentine dominated in midfield. Worked hard, but simply not on the same level as his opponents.

  • Vitali Rodionov
    6
    0
    3.00

    Vitali Rodionov

    The striker caused the Valencia defence plenty of problems with his opportunistic style of play. Came close to adding his name to the score-sheet a number of times.

Substitutions

  • Renan Bressan
    5
    0
    3.00

    Renan Bressan

    N/A

  • Mikhail Sivakov
    6
    1
    3.00

    Mikhail Sivakov

    Took Likhtarovich's place after the break, but could not turn the game in BATE's favour.

  • Dmitri Mozolevski
    4
    0
    3.00

    Dmitri Mozolevski

    Came off the bench halfway through the second half, without really making an impact.

  • Diego Alves
    29
    0
    3.50

    Diego Alves

    Alert whenever called into action. Crucial interception from a low cross in the 30th minute to prevent Rodionov from tapping home. Another good save in the second half only seconds before Valencia went 2-0 up.

  • Aly Cissokho
    25
    1
    3.00

    Aly Cissokho

    Cissokho enjoyed a fine game in Minsk as he showed some nice link-up play with Guardado. Hardly troubled in his defensive duties.

  • Adil Rami
    20
    2
    3.00

    Adil Rami

    Occasionally struggle against Rodionov as the BATE striker did get a number of good chances. Will be pleased to have kept a clean sheet, though.

  • João Pereira
    22
    1
    3.00

    João Pereira

    Always happy to charge forward and help out in attack, but not always convincing on the ball. Sloppy defending almost cost his side in the 30th minute.

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    38
    3
    3.50

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    Should have done better when set up by Soldado in the first half, but made up for it after the break with a superb cross for the striker to make it 2-0.

  • Ricardo Costa
    25
    0
    4.00

    Ricardo Costa

    The Portuguese defender was solid as a rock at the back. His last-ditch tackle to deny Rodionov early in the game in particular was impressive, and made some good challenges.

  • Fernando Gago
    40
    0
    3.50

    Fernando Gago

    Gago impressed in midfield as he showed some excellent passing, most noticeably in the fifth minute when he found Soldado. Not afraid to stick his feet in whenever necessary, and always calm on the ball.

  • Albelda
    18
    5
    3.00

    Albelda

    The veteran worked hard to keep things tight and balanced in midfield. Taken off after the break when the game was already decided in Valencia's favour.

  • Sofiane Feghouli
    24
    3
    3.00

    Sofiane Feghouli

    Always willing to take on his direct opponent, but hardly ever beat his marker. Lively performance, but Pellegrino will expect more from the winger.

  • Tino Costa
    37
    2
    4.00

    Tino Costa

    Played an important role in his side's win as he created Valencia's third goal, and always made himself available as he moved between BATE's lines.

  • Roberto Soldado
    96
    4
    5.00

    Roberto Soldado Top of the Match

    Soldado was absolutely fantastic as he caused the BATE defence trouble right from the start. Gifted Valencia the lead with a calm finish from the spot, before adding two more in the second half. Man-of-the-match performance.

Substitutions

  • Barragán
    12
    3

    Barragán

    N/A

  • Ever Banega
    34
    0
    3.00

    Ever Banega

    The midfielder got 20 minutes of playing time continuing his recovery after a lengthy injury lay-off.

  • Jonas
    19
    6
    3.00

    Jonas

    N/A

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