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Belarusians Advance In Champions League

Krivets Sergei (center) of BATE Borisov of Belarus challenges Laszlo Zsidai (right) of Debreceni VSC of Hungary for the ball during their Champions League first leg third qualifying round match in Nagyerdei Stadium in Debrecen in late July. With its home win on August 5, BATE Borisov advanced.

The Belarusian soccer club BATE Borisov is among the clubs to have advanced to the next round of qualification for the Champions League.

BATE Borisov beat Hungarian club Debrecen 3-1 at home.

In other matches on August 5, Maribor tied Maccabi Tel Aviv on the road 2-2 but advance after winning the first match.

French club Lille and Belgium's Standard Liege also advanced.

On August 6, Zenit St. Petersburg will host Cypriot team AEL Limassol, Moldova's Sheriff Tiraspol will play Slovan Bratislava, FK Aktobe of Kazakhstan will travel to Steaua Bucharest, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk will be at FC Copenhagen, Partizan Belgrade will host Bulgarian team Ludogorets, Dinamo Zagreb will also host AaB Aalborg of Denmark, and Azerbaijani team Qarabag Agdam will travel to Austria for a match with Salzburg.

The winners advance for a final qualifier to make the round of 32.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters