Slavia will host BATE Borisov at Yunost Stadium for the first leg of the Belarusian Cup semi-final. In the previous round, the two teams showed a lot of attitude and managed to qualify with ease. Now, the trend is for there to be a better balance, because both want the advantage. The last time they met, there was a 2-1 victory for Slavia.
Slavia showed a lot of competition in the previous phase and it was not by chance that they reached the semifinal. Against Dnyapro, he managed to prevail and won both games 3-0. On the other hand, the difficulty now tends to be much greater. He will have one of the biggest clubs in the country ahead of him and this means he needs to double his attention. In general, his campaign is good, but he will not give up going to the final of the Belarusian Cup. Since the first duel will be at home, you will have to find ways to surprise the visitor. You should have a defined game plan and execute it to the best of your ability. It is necessary to have homogeneity in all sectors of the field. If Slavia manage to show smart and error-free football, they can gain an advantage in the tie. In this match the best available players will be found.
BATE Borisov may be Belarus’ biggest champion, however, he has not won the Cup since the 2009/10 season. Now, he is very close to reaching the final and it is up to him to accomplish this feat. This phase will certainly be more complicated than the previous one and this means that you need to double your attention. Even away from home, he knows the importance of a good result and, consequently, the advantage. You will have to study your rival and see what are the best ways to act without being surprised. From defense to attack, everything should work well, because he does not want to return home with a defeat. BATE Borisov has quality, but now we will need to see if it will have the concentration to go after what it needs. Without a doubt if you do your best you can get a favorable result. Denis Shcherbitski will be absent in this match because he is in the medical department.