Goal! Dundalk 3, BATE Borisov 0. Robbie Benson (Dundalk) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

The League of Ireland champions secured their remarkable win despite having to move their home leg from Oriel Park to Tallaght Stadium in Dublin because of Uefa ground capacity rules.

Goal! Dundalk 2, BATE Borisov 0. David McMillan (Dundalk) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dane Massey.

In 2001, BATE reached the first round of the UEFA Cup, their first appearance in the competition beyond the qualifying rounds. 2008 saw BATE becoming the first Belarusian team to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.[3] As of 2015, BATE have played five times in UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as twice in UEFA Europa League group stage, also reaching the knock-out phase of the latter competition in 2010–11 and 2012–13 seasons.

Those rules state that Champions League matches from the third qualifying round onwards must take place at venues with a minimum of 4,500 seats. Oriel Park has only 3,000 seats in its 4,500 capacity. Around 5,000 supporters were at Tuesday's match.

Two David McMillan goals and an injury-time Robbie Benson strike earned the Irish champions a 3-0 home-leg victory at Tallaght Stadium.

Patrick Barrett (Dundalk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dundalk's victory on Tuesday avenged last year's 2-1 aggregate defeat by the Belarusians in the Champions League second qualifying round.

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Dundalk had an escape in the 56th minute as Rios shot wide, but three minutes later the Irish side were ahead in the tie as McMillan nodded a Dane Massey cross into the net.

Igor Stasevich (BATE Borisov) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

After repelling some BATE pressure, Dundalk made the tie safe in the first minute of injury-time as substitute Benson broke clear and slotted past Veremko.

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BATE, regular qualifiers for the Champions League group stages, were left to rue missed first-half chances as Yuri Kendysh headed over and Aleksei Rios shot wide when well placed in the 16th minute.

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Dundalk were already guaranteed £1m after progressing to the Champions League third qualifying round but that sum has now increased to around £5.9m.

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Vitali Rodionov (BATE Borisov) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

BATE are the only Belarusian team to have qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2015–16) and one of two to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League (2009–10 and 2010–11) along with Dinamo Minsk.

Against the run of play, Dundalk took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Daryl Horgan's cross picked out McMillan, who guided a header past Sergei Veremko.

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BATE won their tenth consecutive league title in 2015, with four games remaining.[5]

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The draw for the final Champions League qualifying round will take place in Monaco on Friday, and Dundalk could meet Celtic after the Scottish champions progressed against Astana of Kazakhstan.

Goal! Dundalk 1, BATE Borisov 0. David McMillan (Dundalk) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan with a cross.

BATE is an acronym of Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics. The team was founded in 1973 and managed to win Belarusian SSR league three times (1974, 1976 and 1979) before being disbanded in 1984. The club was re-established in 1996. Since then, BATE have won the Belarusian Premier League eleven times and competed in UEFA competitions.[2]

Their home stadium is Borisov Arena, which was opened in 2014.[1]

BATE Borisov is one of the most popular football teams in Belarus. BATE Borisov fans developed a rivalry with the fans of Dinamo Minsk and a friendship with fans of Polish club Piast Gliwice since 2011.[6]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for BATE.


Notable former players of BATE include Alexander Hleb (Stuttgart, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Birmingham City) he has since returned to the club and currently plays for them, Vitali Kutuzov (Milan, Sporting CP, Avellino, Sampdoria, Parma, Pisa, and Bari) and Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moscow, and Zenit St. Petersburg). Having started their professional careers with BATE, all are also now members of the Belarus national team.[4]

That ensured a 3-1 aggregate success over their Belarusian counterparts.

FC BATE Borisov (Belarusian: ФК БАТЭ Барысаў, IPA: [baˈtɛ]; Russian: ФК БАТЭ Борисов, FK BATE Borisov [bɐˈtɛ bɐˈrʲisəf]) is a Belarusian football team from the city of Barysaw. They compete in the Belarusian Premier League, of which they are the reigning champions, and are the league's most successful club with 12 titles, ten consecutively. They have also won 3 Belarusian Cups and 4 Belarusian Super Cups.

Substitution, Dundalk. Patrick McEleney replaces Ronan Finn because of an injury.

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It also guaranteed Stephen Kenny's Dundalk at least a place in the Europa League group stages.