St Patrick's Athletic left Kazakhstan with their hopes of qualifying for the third round of the Europa League still alive after a 2-1 defeat to FC Shakhter Karagandy.
The Kazakh side took the lead early in the second half, defender Nikola Vasiljevic scoring from a Zhambyl Kukeyev corner.
Substitute Dave McMillan equalised for Pat's with just over 10 minutes left on the clock but Karagandy scored again, Vasiljevic scoring for a second time with just five minutes left, giving his side the lead ahead of Thursday's second leg.
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