Football: Karaganda's Shakhter reaches UEFA Champion League play-offs 07 августа 2013, 14:16
FC Shakhter's footballers. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
FC Vesti.kz reports.
The Kazakhstan club failed to win over Skenderbeu, Albania's best football club, in the second-leg match of the 3rd round held on August 6 in Tirana, Albania. The match ended with the score of 2:3.
Shakhter club's forward Sergei Khizhnichenko (38th minute) and midfielder Maksat Baizhanov (67th minute) scored goals during the match, and midfielders Zeljko Tomic (9th minute) Blendi Shkembi (20th and 29th minutes) from the rival team scored winning goals.
However, the two-time champion of Kazakhstan beat the Albanian club in the first-leg match, held on July 30 at the Astana-Arena stadium in Astana city, with the score of 3:0. Defender Aldin Didic (7th minute) and forwards Roman Murtazayev (78th minute) and Sergei Khizhnichenko (90th minute) were those who scored the goals.