Slavia will play BATE in Champions League 3rd qual. round

PRAGUE - Slavia will face BATE Barisaw from Belarus in the 3rd qualifying round of 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. First leg is played in Prague Eden Arena on Tuesday, 25th July at 7 pm. Time and date of second Leg in Belarus to be determined.
BATE qualified for the 3rd round by eliminating Armenian side Alashkert (1-1 home and 3-1 away).

For Slavia the game with BATE will be the first ever encounter with the side from Belarus. BATE has been dominating the Belarussian league recently with 11 consecutive titles. The club was founded in 1973, but later ceased to exist and was renewed in 1996. Since that time BATE has won 13 Belarussian championships and 3 Belarussian cups.

Our opponent has been playing in European cups regularly since 1999/2000. They competed five times in the group stage of UEFA Champions League, last time in 2015/16 eliminating Dundalk, Videoton and Partizan Belgrade in qualifiers. In 2016/17 BATE was eliminated by Dundalk in CHL 3rd qual. round and later lost to Astana in Europa League play-offs.

In recent season of Belarussian League BATE is on the second place, two points behind Shakhtyor Soligorsk. Their record: 10-3-2, score 24-7. Best striker so far is Michail Gordejchuk with seven goals.

Tickets for the home game

Tickets for the first leg with BATE (Tuesday, 25th July, 7 pm) are on general sale from Wednesday, 19th July. For 2017/18 season-tickets holders there is a free admission. Tickets are available online or in the Eden Arena box office.



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