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Oct 23, 2012 at 7.45pm UK at ​City Stadium
BATEBATE Borisov
0-3
Valencia
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Soldado (3')

Result: Roberto Soldado bags treble against BATE Borisov

Result: Soldado bags treble against BATE
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Roberto Soldado scores three times to help Valencia earn a crucial victory against group leaders BATE Borisov.

Valencia have ended BATE Borisov's 100% record in this season's Champions League thanks to an inspired performance from Roberto Soldado.

The Spanish striker broke the deadlock at the end of a scrappy opening period when he calmly converted a penalty kick to put Valencia ahead.

BATE came out fighting in the second half but were undone by an incisive counter-attack after 60 minutes.

Andre Guardado burst forward down the wing before picking out Soldado with a pinpoint cross. The in-form striker made no mistake with a rasping volley, giving BATE keeper Andrei Gorbunov no chance.

Soldado completed a brilliant hat-trick 10 minutes later, exchanging passes with Tino Costa before coolly fishing from close range for his second Champions League treble.

An emphatic victory moves Valencia level with BATE and Bayern Munich on six points, leaving Group F finely poised at the halfway stage.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona16104246192734
2Sevilla1694329161331
3Atletico MadridAtletico1687124121231
4Real Madrid169252419529
5Real Betis167451918125
6AlavesAlaves167451817125
7Getafe166641712524
8Levante166462730-322
9GironaGirona165651719-221
10Celta Vigo165652824421
11Espanyol166371823-521
12Real Valladolid165561518-320
13EibarEibar165562024-420
14Valencia1631031313019
15Real Sociedad165471819-119
16Leganes164661519-418
17Villarreal163671721-415
18Athletic Bilbao162951523-815
19Rayo Vallecano1624101531-1610
20Huesca1615101432-188

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