In the first game scheduled in three preliminary round of the Champions League on Tuesday at 16:00 arena in Astana will face Shakhtar Karagandy and Skenderbeu Korce. The dispute will take place on neutral ground, Karaganda arena of being certified for parties in this phase of the Champions League.
Shakhtar Karagandy is the champion team of Kazakhstan. This is in full season in domestic competition, where after 21 games are on the third step of the podium at a distance of 15 points leader Aktobe. Shakhtar comes after a draw in game Saturday at Vostok. After this result reached four consecutive games without a goal conceded.
In the previous round Shakhtar Karagandy produced a big surprise, eliminating her BATE Borisov band common in recent years with the accession of the Champions League. Shakhtar won 1: 0 with double both dispute the Belarusian team. Given that will meet an opponent is very strong Shakhar has a unique opportunity to reach the play-off Champions League.
Skenderbeu Korce is the team that won the last championship in Albania mara great emotions. The defense was the strong point of the band in Korce, conceding just 14 times in 26 games. Everything was the defense that made the difference in the previous round, Skenderbeu managed to resist without goal conceded in both confrontations with stronger Neftcala Baku. In the second leg played at home he managed to strike additional rounds in 26 minutes of overtime.