Minsk: Sergei Khizhnichenko scored the only goal of the match to give Shakhter Karagandy of Kazakhstan a 1-0 win over BATE Borisov of Belarus in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League.
In the first half, BATE were the more attacking of the two but Shakhter`s goalkeeper Alexander Mokin had a brilliant game Tuesday. Shakhter mostly played on the counterattack.
But early in the second half, Sergei Khizhnichenko managed to score. After that BATE tried their best to restore parity but Shakhter managed to survive.
The second match between the two teams will be held July 23 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
It is not pleasant at all that I had to approach the court but there was no option left for me. I am glad that I have been proved right and it has lifted my morale ahead for the Asian Games.
Manoj Kumar, Indian boxer