Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers is confident that his side can get a result when they go to Azerbaijan next week to face Qarabag.

The home team fell behind after just four minutes of play in their Champions League qualification first leg on Wedensday but a Pat Hoban goal earned them a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

"There is huge experience in this group going into the second leg," Rogers told RTÉ Sport.

"And having to score away from home isn't new, we are very happy with where we are at, we would have learned a lot from tonight.

"We knew we were up against top quality opposition but in Champions League football that is always the case.

"We would be confident that we are capable of going over there and getting a result, if we can put in a good performance it’s very much game on."

Hoban heads the equalising

After suffering a devastating blow early in the first half, Dundalk rallied with Pat Hoban’s second-half goal keeping their Champions League hopes alive.

"We were disappointed to concede early in the game, to come out of the tie with it very much intact is huge positive.

"Our second-half performance was excellent, we played a lot better and we were much more composed.

"In the second-half our counter attacking was very good, we got the goal we deserved and it could possibly have been more.

"We didn’t control the ball as well as we can, it was important to establish good possession in the second-half and control the tempo of the game when we were in possession.

"Our counter-attacking players really came to the fore in the second-half and we created good opportunities off the back of maintaining the ball better.

Rogers became the League of Ireland's record appearance holder in Europe when he played his 42nd game.

The 37-year-old made some impressive saves against the quality Azerbaijani opposition.

"You are always going to have saves to make when you are playing against a team of this calibre.

"It was massively important that we didn't concede a second one and to go and get the equaliser was a huge positive."