That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
It's in the back of the net! Igor Stasevich flights the free kick into the box, where Stanislav Dragun (BATE) peels off his marker and heads straight into the top of the net from the edge of the six-yard box. He makes it 1:0.
Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) brings an opponent down and Srdjan Jovanovic interrupts the game. BATE are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) skips past his man but can't keep the ball in play.
Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) takes the chance to have an effort at goal from inside the box but misses to the left of the target.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) finds himself free inside the box and pulls the trigger, but his effort is brilliantly stopped by one of the defending players.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) wriggles into space and fires the ball from the edge of the area, but one of the defenders is there to block the effort.
The linesman raises his flag for offside before Nemanja Milic (BATE) heads on.
Nemanja Milic (BATE) is first to react to a loose pass inside the box, but slices his shot just wide of the right post.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) breaks past challenges inside the box, but puts too much pace on his pass to Sead Kolasinac. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for BATE.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) delivers a crossfield pass, but the ball is cut out before it reaches its intended target.
Igor Stasevich (BATE) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps highest to head the ball away.
The ball is cleared after Igor Stasevich (BATE) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The referee blows his whistle, BATE are awarded a corner kick.
The corner from Igor Stasevich (BATE) is cleared away by the defence.
The ball is out of play. BATE win a corner kick. Igor Stasevich (BATE) sends a pass into the box, but the opposition's defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance.
An accurate cross picks out Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) in the centre of the box, but his header floats harmlessly high over the bar.
Sead Kolasinac receives a sweet cross inside the box from Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal), but one of the defenders rushes in bravely to intercept the move.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) is penalised for holding. Srdjan Jovanovic signals a set piece.
Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
Nemanja Milic (BATE) approaches the edge of the box with intent and shoots, but Petr Cech rushes out to narrow the angle and smothers the ball. Good goalkeeping!
Arsenal take a short corner kick.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) sends a chip pass into the box, but Denis Scherbitsky is quickest to intercept the ball. Arsenal earn a corner.
The foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Srdjan Jovanovic.
The linesman raises his flag. Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) is adjudged offside.
Arsenal have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Arsenal.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) runs onto a loose pass inside the box and releases a tremendous shot low towards the middle of the goal. However, Denis Scherbitsky anticipates the shot and makes an easy save.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
Arsenal will kick-off.
Srdjan Jovanovic is introduced as the referee for today's match.
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