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Pellegrino pleased with important win

8 November 2012 09:07

Valencia coach Mauricio Pellegrino was relieved after watching his side defeat BATE Borisov 4-2 in the Champions League at the Mestalla.

The victory ensured the La Liga side remained top of Group F, although it is still very much a three-horse race with Bayern Munich and the Belarusians.

With Bayern so impressive in a 6-1 win over Lille, the hard-fought victory over BATE represents a valuable three points for Valencia.

"We have taken a very good step," Pellegrino told reporters after the game,

"We played like a serious team, in a game that was more difficult than people expected it to be."

A Sofiane Feghouli double, combined with goals from Jonas and Roberto Soldado, ultimately resulted in a win that sees Valencia go three points clear of BATE.

Valencia looked comfortable at 3-0 but conceded two goals before the home crowd helped inspire Pellegrino's charges to regain the momentum.

"The fans pushed us on a lot, giving us heat and propping us up in the difficult moments,” the 41-year-old said.

"Hopefully we will continue in this direction. The match here against Bayern will be (like) a final."

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4 - 2

BATE

W D W W D
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
7 November 2012
Game week
4
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 2
Venue
Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance
22795

Goals

Jonas 26'  
1 - 0
Soldado (PG) 29'  
2 - 0
S. Feghouli 51'
(assist by F. Gago) 
3 - 0
3 - 1
53' Renan
3 - 2
83' D. Mozolevski
 (assist by V. Rodionov)
S. Feghouli 86'
(assist by É. Banega) 
4 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
20
17
4
12
3
5 32'
24
8 51' 86'
9 29'
7 26'
Coach: M. Pellegrino
# Player Bookings
35
21
14 62'
33
18 25'
15
2
25
10 53'
8
20 56'
Coach: V. Goncharenko

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
10
16
6
1
14
15
18
# Player Bookings
32 58'
13 83'
7
5
22
27
30

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