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Peguy Luyindula finds the net with a headed goal from close range. BATE 2-2 PSG.Assist by Jean-Eudes Maurice.
Unfair challenge on Jean-Eudes Maurice by Pavel Nekhaychik results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Christophe Jallet.
Maksim Skavysh produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Alexander Volodko takes a shot. Mikhail Gordeychuk gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. BATE 2-1 PSG.Mevlut Erdinc goes off and Tripy Makonda comes on. Maksim Skavysh comes on in place of Vitaly Rodionov.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mikhail Gordeychuk. Zoumana Camara takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jean-Eudes Maurice, clearance by Dmitry Likhtarovich.
Mikhail Gordeychuk replaces Renan Bressan.
Vitaly Rodionov takes a shot. Save by Edel Bete.
Inswinging corner taken by Renan Bressan from the left by-line, Zoumana Camara manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Renan Bressan. Ludovic Giuly goes off and Mathieu Bodmer comes on. Close range headed effort by Vitaly Rodionov clears the crossbar.
Alexander Volodko takes a shot. Save by Edel Bete.
(BATE) makes a substitution, with Dmitry Likhtarovich coming on for Filipp Rudik.
Jean-Eudes Maurice takes a shot. Aleksandr Hutar makes a save.
Jean-Eudes Maurice takes a shot. Save by Aleksandr Hutar.
Jean-Eudes Maurice joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anderson Nene.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clement Chantome by Pavel Nekhaychik. Direct free kick taken by Anderson Nene.
Unfair challenge on Mevlut Erdinc by Marko Simic results in a free kick. Anderson Nene delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Igor Shitov.
Pavel Nekhaychik crosses the ball.
Igor Shitov challenges Anderson Nene unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anderson Nene.
Filipp Rudik takes a shot. Save by Edel Bete.
Renan Bressan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Renan Bressan by Jeremy Clement results in a free kick. Igor Shitov takes the free kick.
Anderson Nene produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Alexander Yurevich produces a cross, clearance by Marcos Ceara.
The referee blows for offside. Christophe Jallet restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Renan Bressan on Peguy Luyindula, free kick awarded. Anderson Nene crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Igor Shitov.
Renan Bressan takes a shot. Save made by Edel Bete. The referee blows for offside against Vitaly Rodionov. Indirect free kick taken by Edel Bete.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vitaly Rodionov on Mamadou Sakho. Free kick taken by Mamadou Sakho.
Unfair challenge on Vitaly Rodionov by Jeremy Clement results in a free kick. Jeremy Clement shown a yellow card. Shot comes in from Renan Bressan from the free kick.
Zoumana Camara sends in a cross, Marko Simic manages to make a clearance.
Anderson Nene decides to take the corner short.
Mevlut Erdinc takes a shot. Save by Aleksandr Hutar.
Mevlut Erdinc gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. BATE 1-1 PSG.Assist on the goal came from Peguy Luyindula.
Shot from just outside the area by Clement Chantome goes over the bar.
Vitaly Rodionov has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Clement Chantome by Vitaly Rodionov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jeremy Clement.
The ball is crossed by Pavel Nekhaychik, Zoumana Camara makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anderson Nene by Renan Bressan. Anderson Nene restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Anderson Nene, clearance made by Alexander Volodko.
Peguy Luyindula takes a shot. Save by Aleksandr Hutar. Corner taken left-footed by Anderson Nene from the right by-line to the near post, Igor Shitov makes a clearance.
Renan Bressan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anderson Nene. Anderson Nene takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Clement Chantome from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Mevlut Erdinc. Aleksandr Hutar takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vitaly Rodionov on Zoumana Camara. Edel Bete takes the direct free kick.
Maksim Bordachov produces a cross, Zoumana Camara manages to make a clearance.
A goal is scored by Renan Bressan from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. BATE 1-0 PSG.Assist by Vitaly Rodionov.
Anderson Nene takes a shot. Save by Aleksandr Hutar.
Mevlut Erdinc takes a shot. Comfortable save by Aleksandr Hutar.
A cross is delivered by Pavel Nekhaychik, clearance by Zoumana Camara.
Effort from deep inside the area by Anderson Nene clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vitaly Rodionov on Clement Chantome. Clement Chantome takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Anderson Nene. Aleksandr Hutar restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoumana Camara on Pavel Nekhaychik. Filipp Rudik restarts play with the free kick.
BATE confident ahead of European adventure
BATE Borisov embark on a new European adventure on Thursday when they face Paris St Germain in the last 32 of the Europa League.
The first leg at Dinamo Stadion marks the first time the club has contested the latter stages of a UEFA competition, and hopes are high in the camp that their run can continue.
The champions of Belarus have few reasons to doubt their credentials after qualifying from a group that featured Dynamo Kiev, AZ Alkmaar and FC Sheriff.
BATE are increasingly a force to be reckoned with on the continental stage, with this year's run to the rarefied air of the last 32 coming two years on from their qualification to the group stage of the Champions League.
And BATE coach Viktor Goncharenko believes the rest of Europe is starting to sit up and take notice.
"I believe we've made a big step forward," Goncharenko said in an interview with uefa.com earlier this week.
"Abroad, it seems we're being judged on a more objective basis. People are saying we're a good team."
However, there are reasons for the hosts to be cautious against such seasoned European campaigners as PSG after they slumped to a 4-1 reverse to Dynamo in their final home match in Group E on December 2.
Antoine Kombouare's PSG head into the game on the back of an indifferent run of form at domestic level, with the capital club having won only two of their last six Ligue 1 outings.
Their record in Europe is more encouraging, however, and they enter their first ever meeting with BATE fresh from an unbeaten group campaign which saw them emerge as winners from a pool featuring Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Karpaty Lviv.
PSG defender Siaka Tiene is suspended for the trip to Minsk after picking up three yellow cards in the group phase.
Luyindula leaves it late
A last-minute goal from Peguy Luyindula earned Paris St Germain a 2-2 away draw against BATE Borisov to leave their Europa League last-32 clash nicely poised ahead of next week's return leg in France.
Renan Bressan had opened the scoring for the Belarusian club, but Mevlut Erdinc cancelled that out at Dinamo Stadion only for Mikhail Gordeychuk to restore BATE's lead nine minutes from time.
That looked to have won the match for the hosts until Luyindula's header.
PSG looked confident in the early stages and Nene had their first chance after seven minutes with a left-footed strike which cleared the crossbar.
Mevlut Erdinc then warmed the hands of Aleksandr Hutar with a low drive, and the BATE goalkeeper made an even better save after 13 minutes to block a powerful 30-yard effort from Nene.
It was something of a surprise when the home side took the lead three minutes later with their first attack. Vitaly Rodionov played in Bressan with a neat pass which the Brazilian midfielder tucked into the bottom left corner.
PSG set about finding an immediate equaliser and Clement Chantome came close with a shot which he pushed narrowly past the post.
Luyindula's dangerous 25-yard strike after 23 minutes was bettered by a wonderful fingertip save from Hutar, while Chantome wasted another opening soon after, firing over the bar from the edge of the area.
The visitors' pressure finally paid off on the half hour, though, thanks to Erdinc, who picked up a pass from Luyindula before slotting home from 12 yards.
Erdinc could have added to his tally moments later but another intervention from Hutar ensured the scores remained level.
PSG goalkeeper Edel Bete also played his part before the interval, palming away Bressan's strike from distance.
Bete was called upon again six minutes after the restart to turn away another long-range drive, this time from Filipp Rudik.
And the visiting goalkeeper continued to be tested as the half went on, first parrying a low shot from Alexander Volodko before denying Rodionov from close range.
BATE finally found a way through nine minutes from time, though. Volodko's right-footed drive came back off the crossbar but Gordeychuk was on hand to tuck the ball home.
But PSG had not finished either and Luyindula popped up a minute from time with a header into the top right corner following Maurice's cross from the left wing.
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