Young Boys 1-1 Valencia: Michy Batshuayi opener cancelled out by Guillaume Hoarau penalty
- Michy Batshuayi rounded the keeper to slot home and open the scoring
- Home side awarded a penalty after Daniel Parejo fouled Djibril Sow in the box
- Guillaume Hoarau confidently dispatched the spot-kick to level the scores
- Sekou Sanogo was denied a dramatic headed winner by a fine save from Neto
Champions League debutants Young Boys scored their first goal and picked up their first ever point in the competition with a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Valencia on Tuesday.
Michy Batshuayi gave Valencia a first-half lead – their first goal in Group H – but Guillaume Hoarau equalised with a penalty after the break.
Valencia, who have drawn nine games in all competitions, this season, have two points from three games in Group H with Young Boys on one. Manchester United host leaders Juventus (6) later on Tuesday.
Michy Batshuayi celebrates after giving Valencia the lead against Young Boys in the first half
The forward rounded goalkeeper Marco Woelfli (left) before slotting into an empty net
Batshuayi wheels away in celebration after watching his shot make its way into the goal
The Chelsea loanee (2nd right) makes his way back to his half after breaking the deadlock
Young Boys XI: Wolfli; Mbabu, Lauper, Von Bergen, Benito; Sulejmani (Ngamaleu 74), Sow, Sanogo, Fassnacht (Bertone 85); Assale, Hoarau (Nsame 79)
Subs not used: Marzino, Aebischer, Schick, Garcia
Goal: Hoarau 5
Valencia XI: Neto; Piccini, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gaya; Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia (Coquelin 70), Torres (Gameiro 67); Moreno, Batshuayi
Subs not used: Domenech, Murillo, Lato, Vezo, Wass
Goal: Batshuayi 26
Booked: Soler, Paulista
Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Woelfli finally made his Champions League debut at the age of 36 having spent all but one season of his career at the club.
Batshuayi was caught offside a couple of times early on but made no mistake in the 26th minute.
Loris Benito hit his clearance straight against Carlos Soler who flicked the ball through to the Belgian and he rounded Woelfli to put Valencia in front.
Valencia goalkeeper Neto saved a Christian Fassnacht header and Kevin Mbabu fired wide of the post after a loose ball ran free to him as Young Boys came back strongly after the break.
The Swiss champions finally scored in the 55th minute when Djibril Sow was tripped by Daniel Parejo and Hoarau calmly converted the penalty to make a small piece of Champions League history.
Sekou Sanogo came agonisingly close to giving Young Boys a memorable late win when he headed against the inside of the post from a corner.
Daniel Parejo (centre) brings down Djibril Sow (left) in the box to give away a penalty
Guillaume Hoarau scores from the spot to draw Young Boys level in the second half
Hoarau watches on as his effort flies into the bottom right corner as Neto dives the wrong way
The forward celebrates with Christian Fassnacht after netting the equalising goal
Hoarau (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates after drawing Young Boys level
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