Kubak Belarusi Final 2013
Pavial Navitski (PN) - Hello everyone and thank you for tuning into BATE Talk Radio today ahead off our Kubak Belarusi final game against Shakhter Soligorsk. I am joined today by ex-Barcelona man and Belarussian star Alexandr Hleb.
Alexandr Hleb (AH) - Yes Hello. I'm really looking forward to today and can't wait to see if the team can take their second piece of silverware under the new manager. This is a game we should win though so that will be what I am expecting.
Polyakov, Filipenko, Radoi, Gordeychuk
Gorbunov, Mladenovic, Gayduchik, Karnitskiy, Olekhnovic, Krivets, Mozolevskiy
12" PN - BATE get off to a good start here in the Kubak Belarusi final. They have been by far the better side and the ball is no with Pavlov, he looks up and threads a ball through to Aleksievich.
AH - Klasnic is running into space, put a ball through!
PN- This he does and Klasnic is running into the box and he hits a shot!
AH - Dreadful, that was miles over. He really needs to be doing better than that when he gets into great opportunites.
26"PN- Klasnic is 30 yards out with has back to the goal and finds Aleksievich, who in turn gives it to Rodionov.
AH - He has nowhere to go, why pass it to him?
PN - Hang on here he's found Klasnic and Klasnic is surging into the box, he unleashes a shot and that is a fantastic save by the keeper to tip it round for a corner!
AH - Great save and a move that came out of nothing, we really need to get a goal to settle things down though. Aleksievich is setting up for the corner.
PN - The corner is wipped in and Filipenko is climbing high! His header, however, bashes off the back of a Shakhter defender and is dissapointingly cleared away.
HT: PN- Well the whistle blows to end what was quite a dissapointing half. You can only really say that there was two real golden chances, both of them for BATE and both of them for Ivan Klasnic. What are your thoughts Aleksandr?
AH - I just think that BATE need to come out in the second half with a bit more urgancy in them and a bit more tempo. Something needs to change in the centre of midfield to try and open up more chances for Klasnic and Rodionov, but I think the main thing is for BATE to realise that they can't win unless they score.
46" PN - Krivets on the ball now after coming on at half-time to replace Aleksievich. Krivits passes it back all the way to Radoi, much to the despare of the BATE fans who collectivly groan at the move.
AH - Hang on look at Gordeychuk out wide!
PN - Gordeychuk is in acres of space out wide! Radoi finds him easily and Gordeychuk runs down the wing, players pile the box. Gordeychuk wips in the ball...
AH - GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! RODIONOV IS THE MAN!!
PN - What a sizzling low-cross that was by Gordeychuk and Rodionov is there at the back post to dircet it into the bottom corner, fantastic worked goal! 1-0!
76" PN - Shakhter are having a bit of possession here now. It's Yanush just outside the box for them but they can't seem to find a route through our defence. Yanush twists and turns before reluctantly passing to Bubnov.
AH - Don't foul him Radoi, don't do anything stupid.
PN - Radoi stands off him and Bubov has a pop at goal! Oh No!!! Shakhter have pulled back level!!
AH - You know when I said don't foul him I didn't mean stand ten foot away from him! Now Shakhter are level, it's 1-1 and game on...
FT: PN - Well Shakhter have managed to take us further than we expected and now we will have to put up with an extra half-an-hour.
AH - We have to blame ourselves for conceding. Radoi should have put a stop to Bubov's move before he had a chance to look up and shoot, he didn't and now we are paying for it. We just want the lads to rally round and really come out with the intention of setting the record back straight and collecting the trophy the really should be lifting.
98" PN - We're passing it around comfortably outside the Shakhter box.
AH - One daring person needs to take a gamble here and run inside.
PN - Klasnic traps the ball on the edge of the ball and looks around, Rodionov makes the run inside and has been chopped down by Postnikov! That must be a penalty!
AH - IT IS!!! The ref has gave it!!
PN - Rodionov is stood on the spot, Postnikov has managed to get away with a warning but he has gave BATE a golden opportunity. Rodionov stares out the keeper, makes his run up...
AH - That is a fantastic penalty straight into the postage stamp in the top-left corner, the keeper dived the right way but so what? No keeper could save that, top top penalty!!
FT (ET)" PN - The referee has blew up on a thrilling final, much more thrilling than we wanted?
AH - I was a little bit dissapointed to have only managed to beat Shakhter in extra-time, but it may be more to their credit than our dis-credit. At the end of the day we have won the Kubak Belarusi and the new manager has got his second piece of silverware only 3 months into the job!
-BATE Players celebrate the cup win with fans-