BATE: Gorbunov; Polyakov, Filipenko, Simic,
Bordachev; Olekhnovich, Likhtarovic (Sivakov 52'), Volodko (Rennan Bressan
74'); Pavlov (Mozolevski 65'), Hleb; Rodionov. 4-3-2-1.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Rami, Ricardo Costa, Cissokho; Gago, Albelda (Banega 71'); Feghouli (Barragán 81'), Tino Costa, Guardado; Soldado (Jonas 76'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 45. Soldado (penalty). After Soldado himself pulled back by Simic in area.
0-2. 54. Soldado. First time volley past Gorbunov from Guardado's cross.
0-3. 68. Soldado. Got on the end of Tino Costa's return cross to beat keeper.
A comfortable 0-3 victory for Valencia at BATE Borisov, with Roberto Soldado the hero of the evening after helping himself to a hat-trick. The Belarus champions had won their first two games, including a 3-1 victory over group favourites Bayern Munich, and Diego Alves had to be at his best to keep out Pavlov, Likhtarovich and Rodionov before the break. With the first half coming to a close though, Simic pulled back Soldado in the area, and the Spanish international striker fired home the resulting penalty kick. Rodionov came close to an equalizer after the interval, but soon afterwards Soldado got his second of the night from Guardado's cross, and he completed his hat-trick a few minutes later after Tino costa set him up. After today's games Valencia, BATE and Bayern Munich are all level on six points, although the Spanish side head the table as they have the better goal difference.