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Twumasi powers Astana into Uefa Champions League third round

13:29 SAST 2017/07/19
Patrick Twumasi of Astana
The 23-year-old forward's second half effort helped the Kazakh champions secure passage to the next round of Europe's premier club competition

Patrick Twumasi scored as Astana recorded a 1-1 draw against Spartaks Jurmala in Tuesday's Uefa Champions League second round second leg qualifier.

Twumasi had helped the Blue and Yellows record a 1-0 away victory in the first leg. And against the visitors from Latvia, the Ghanaian put his side ahead in the 59th minute.

The 23-year-old challenged Sergei Pushnyakov for the ball, dashed into Jurmala's defence line before beating goalkeeper Jevgenijs Nerugals with a low shot.

13 minutes later, Edgars Vardanjans pounced on a loose ball outside the hosts' goal area to drill in the equaliser.

Although the match ended in a no winner, no vanquished state at the Astana Arena, that did not threaten Stanimir Stoilov's men from securing a slot to the next round.

They square up against the winners of the tie between IFK Mariehamn and Legia Warszawa in the third round.