MX23RW : Thursday, November 15 08:58:39
Sep 29, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​City Stadium
BATEBATE Borisov
3-2
Roma
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Result: BATE Borisov hold on to record win over Roma

BATE Borisov survive a second-half comeback from Roma to register a 3-2 victory against the Italian giants in the Champions League.

BATE Borisov have recorded one of the biggest wins of their history after holding on to defeat Roma by a 3-2 scoreline in the Champions League.

BATE's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between FC BATE Borisov and AS Roma at the Borisov-Arena in Borisov outside Minsk on September 29, 2015.© Getty Images

Roma had started the match well, with Gervinho seeing an early shot saved, but the Serie A outfit soon found themselves two goals down inside the opening quarter of an hour.

BATE went ahead when Ihar Stasevich was able to head home from close range after a Mikhail Gordeichuk strike had hit the crossbar, before three minutes later, Mladenovic unleashed an effort from distance that deceived Wojciech Szczesny and found the back of the net.

Roma responded through Radja Nainggolan, who had a 25-yard strike saved by the goalkeeper, but shortly after the half-hour mark, BATE found a third.

Questions will again be asked of Szczesny, who failed to deal with another shot from Mladenovic, who registered his second in the space of 20 minutes.

Roma's French coach Rudi Garcia (C) gives instructions to his player as BATE's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between FC BATE Borisov and AS Roma at the Borisov-Arena in Borisov outside Minsk on September © Getty Images

Roma needed a reply soon after the restart, but Alessandro Florenzi was denied when his goal-bound effort was blocked, while they were fortunate to avoid falling further behind when Evgeni Yablonski failed to capitalise on a clear opening inside the penalty area.

Midway through the second half, Roma pulled a goal back thanks to Gervinho, who provided the cool finish after being being played in by Iago Falque.

With 15 minutes left, Mohamed Salah missed a chance to bring Roma back to within one as he skied his shot into the stands, but on 82 minutes, Vasilis Torosidis netted the Italian side's second after converting from close range.

Roma threw men forward in search of an equaliser but the Belarusian club held on to to not only dent Roma's hopes of qualification, but boost their own as they target second place behind likely group winners Barcelona.

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BATE's players celebrate a goal during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between FC BATE Borisov and AS Roma at the Borisov-Arena in Borisov outside Minsk on September 29, 2015.
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