Malaga, BATE Borisov close in on Champions League
LONDON (AP) -- Malaga and BATE Borisov boosted their chances of reaching the Champions League group stage by winning the first legs of their playoffs 2-0.
Financially troubled Malaga defeated visiting Panathinaikos on goals by Martin Demichelis in the 17th minute and Eliseu in the 34th.
Vitali Rodionov scored in the 29th and 78th minutes for Belarus champion BATE against visiting Kiryat Shmona.
Cypriot club AEL Limassol won 2-1 at home against Belgium's Anderlecht on goals by Dossa Junior in the 34th and Rui Miguel in the 73rd. Deiudonne Mbokani scored int he 62nd for Anderlecht, which played a man short after Milan Jovanovic was ejected in the 75th,
Dinamo Zagreb will take a 2-1 lead to Slovenia after beating Maribor on goals by Duje Cop on the 10th and Milan Badelj in the 74th. Maribor scored on Milan Badelj's own goal in the 39th.
Sporting Braga and Udinese drew 1-1 in Portugal with Ismaily Santoss' 68th-minute goal for the hosts canceling out Dusan Basta's 23rd-minute score for the Italian team.
Second legs of the total-goals series are Tuesday.
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