Last Updated at 7:59 pm, November 30th 2011
But it's far from over and fingers crossed Lady Luck will be shining on Chris Hughton's men in the final round of Group H games. Thanks for tuning in!
If only Zigic had buried that early penalty. If only Hugo Viana's shot hadn't taken the biggest of deflections off Curtis Davies. And if only Club Brugge hadn't remarkably fought back from a three-goal deficit to win 4-3 at Maribor. Combined it means Birmingham face a difficult task to qualify for the knockout stage.
And that is that. Birmingham put up a fantastic effort against last season's finalists - but are left rueing their misfortune.
Alan goes into the book for diving. Tut tut.
Mossoro is given a standing ovation by the home fans as he jogs off. Former Arsenal youngster Fran Merida is his replacement.
That's the end of Zigic's involvement with Chris Wood being introduced by Chris Hughton in his place.
And that's the end of Elderson's night as he hobbles off to be replaced by Douglao.
Barbosa comes off for Braga - quite surprised because he's looked very lively - and is replaced by Paulo Cesar.
Double substitution for the Blues. Marlon King and Nathan Redmond enter the fray in place of Wade Elliott and Jean Beausejour.
GOAL! Oh no! Disaster for Birmingham as Hugo Viana puts Braga ahead.
James McLachlan from Glasgow asks: "Do you think Chris Burke is a key player for Birmingham?" Certainly he has been tonight James. Every time he has got the ball at his feet he has run at the Braga defence and caused havoc. Can he continue that in the second half?
All in all a good half for the English side against their much-fancied Portuguese opponents. Though mixed emotions as Birmingham must be shaking their heads at spurning the chance to go ahead through Nikola Zigic's early penalty. But they have defended resolutely against increasing Braga pressure. All to play for in the second half!
And seconds later the referee brings an exciting, but goalless, first-half to a close.
Caldwell gets done over by the trickery of Barbosa and unashamedly holds the player back on halfway to stop a Braga attack. Booking.
Well, you don't a better opportunity to open the scoring than that. Ewerton was cautioned for that challenge by the way.
PENALTY TO BIRMINGHAM!! Wade Elliott is grappled to the ground by Ewerton. Stonewall penalty.
John Matthews, a Birmingham fan living in Middlesbrough, has been in touch. He says: "Hi Jon, hope you enjoy the match!Think it might start off a bit gruelling but that's a very attacking bench from us, going to be a very tense match against a very good side. Keep Right On." Cheers John, let's hope we all enjoy the match!
Wed 30th Nov - Group A
Rubin4 - 1Shamrock
Tottenham1 - 2PAOK S'nika
Wed 30th Nov - Group G
Malmo FF0 - 0AZ Alkmaar
Metalist4 - 1Austria Vienna
Wed 30th Nov - Group H
Maribor3 - 4Club Brugge
Braga1 - 0Birmingham
Wed 30th Nov - Group I
Rennes0 - 0Udinese
Celtic0 - 1A Madrid
Wed 30th Nov - Group B
Standard Liege2 - 0Hannover
Vorskla1 - 1FC Cop'hagen
Wed 30th Nov - Group C
Rapid Bucuresti1 - 3Hap Tel-Aviv
Leg Warsaw0 - 3PSV
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