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The Belarusians are eagerly anticipating the match against the Serie A champions and are keen to prove themselves against top opposition

BATE Borisov coach Viktor Goncharenko hopes his side can secure a positive result against AC Milan in Tuesday's Champions League Group H match - but knows his players will have to be at their best to do so.

The Belarusians were beaten 2-0 in the first match at San Siro, but Goncharenko is confident that playing against such illustrious opponents at home will force BATE to raise their game in the return match.

"Matches against opponents like AC Milan can bring the best out of us. We have analysed them thoroughly and have to get the most useful things on board. To win, even to score first, we have to keep cool heads at the back and play more aggressively in attack," Goncharenko was quoted as saying on the official Uefa website.

"Milan have won three consecutive games since our first match and will no doubt be targeting another. We had a bad game in Minsk against Barcelona, but played some better football in Milan, and I want to believe we can play even better tomorrow."

The BATE coach then singled out full-back Ignazio Abate as the Serie A champions' key player.

"If I had to pick out Milan's three most dangerous players I would probably name their recent hat-trick heroes, [Kevin-Prince] Boateng and [Antonio] Nocerino. But I see [Ignazio] Abate as the most dangerous man with his surging runs on the wing. Of course, you can't forget about Zlatan Ibrahimovic."

The match in Minsk kicks off at 18.00CET.

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