MINSK, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Roberto Soldado's hat trick led Valencia to a 3-0 win at BATE Borisov in a European Champions League group match on Tuesday night in Minsk.
The victory kept alive the Spanish club's hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage.
The Spanish side did not have an easy evening against BATE before the break, but Soldado's converted penalty in the dying seconds of the first half helped the club on its way. The forward made it two after the interval and got his hat trick in the 69th minute following a fine finish.
BATE then took over the initiative and created a number of dangerous situations, but couldn't score.
Valencia and BATE have both collected six points from three games, and share top spot with Bayern Munich.