Kazakhstani side FC Shakhter Karagandy caused quite a stir by winning 1-0 away to last season's UEFA Champions League group stage contenders FC BATE Borisov in today's second qualifying round first leg in Belarus.
The key moment came three minutes after half-time when Sergei Khizhnichenko's low shot beat BATE keeper Andrei Gorbunov for the only goal. Although BATE – one of just two teams to beat eventual champions FC Bayern München in the 2012/13 competition – dominated possession, they were unable to break down Viktor Kumykov's tactically adept troops who afforded them no space throughout a tight encounter in Borisov.
|35||Gorbunov (GK)||35||Mokin (GK)|
|30||Māliņš (GK)||1||Pokatilov (GK)|
|Viktor Goncharenko (BLR)||Viktor Kumykov (RUS)|
|John Beaton (SCO)|