Astana FC grabs victory from Midtjylland
László Kleinheisler added the spice to the game.
FC Astana won the first match of the second qualifying round of Champions League over Midtjylland from Denmark, BNews.kz reports.
It was a crunch match taking into account the part of the football players of the Danish team is applausible. While one of the attacks the ball near the penalty guests was picked up by László Kleinheisler and opened a long-range shot - 1: 0. In the future, the rookie of the Astana team Pedro Henrique and Roman Murtazaev missed a couple of scoring chances.
At the beginning of the second half, "Midtjylland" managed to level. Gustav Wikheim sent the ball exactly to the corner of Nenad Erich's - 1: 1. Footballers of "Astana" continued to increase their pressure and soon achieved their goal. In the added time László Kleinhisler scored a double with an accurate shot - 2: 1.
"Today everything was in the European image - a wonderful stadium, great fans who supported us, and football itself. The closer the end of the match, the more vividly it all felt. I want to thank my players for being through to the end showed a character, thank God, in the end scored the winning goal, in this respect we are happy, while we understand that there are drawbacks on which we have to work, " Roman Grigorchuk, head coach of Astana, shared his opinion summarizing the game.
The return game will be held on August 1 in Denmark.
It should be noted that in the case of reaching the next round of the UEFA Champions League, Astana FC will play with the winner of the pair Dynamo (Croatia, Zagreb) / Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel).