Wednesday 24 January 2018


3Five Shakhter Karagandy players involved in last night's 2-0 win over Celtic were also involved in the side beaten by St Patrick's Athletic in the Europa League in 2011.

3Pats beat Shakhter 3-2 on aggregate to advance to the third qualifying round of the competition and a meeting with Karpaty Lviv.

3David McMillan scored a vital away goal in Kazakhstan to give Pats hope for the second leg, taking a 1-2 defeat to Richmond Park, and in the home tie Evan McMillan and Derek Doyle scored to put Pats through.

3Aleksandr Mokin, Gediminas Vicius, Aldin Dzidic, Nikola Vasiljevic and Sergei Khizhnichenko were all part of the Kazakh side which lost to the Saints but triumphed against Celtic.

3Shane McFaul and Ian Bermingham are the only player from that Pats side still at the club.

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