Reigning Dutch champion, PSV won in 2-3 pains on BATE Borisov's field in the first stage of the Champions League on Tuesday-evening in Belarus. The young Belgian Dante Rigo remained on the bench of all meetings replaced. At the same time Benfica, with Mile Svilar on the bench, was 1-1 at home against the Greek PAOK Thessaloniki.
With a 1-0 lead on the opening score of Jasse Tuominen (9th), the Dutch found the means to take the lead thanks to the performances of Gaston Pereiro (penalty spot, 35th) and the Mexican international Hirving Lozano (61st, 1-2) . In the final moments of the game, Aleksandr Hleb placed his team in the game (88th, 2-2) before he saw that Donyell Malen gave the final victory to PSV one minute later (89th, 2-3).
The Benfica-Portuguese had to share 1-1 with PAOK. The goals of the game were scored by Pizzi on penalty (45th + 1, 1-0) and Amr Warda (76th, 1-1). In the last game of the evening, the Red Star of Belgrade and Salzburg remained 0-0 on an empty score.