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Mäkelä does the business for HJK

Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 21.18CET
HJK Helsinki 1-0 Glentoran FC (Agg: 1-0) Juho Mäkelä's goal separates the sides after two close legs.

Match statistics

HJKGlentoran

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 21.18CET

Mäkelä does the business for HJK

HJK Helsinki 1-0 Glentoran FC (Agg: 1-0) Juho Mäkelä's goal separates the sides after two close legs.

Glentoran FC continued the Northern Irish Premier Division's unsuccessful recent run in European club competition on Wednesday, HJK Helsinki of Finland emerging triumphant in this first qualifying round tie courtesy of a lone goal.

Few chances
In a game of few clear chances, the team from east Belfast went close to taking the lead on the stroke of half-time when midfield player Colin Nixon saw his 25-metre effort well saved.

Morris save
However, apart from Nixon's effort HJK goalkeeper András Vilnrotter was rarely tested. At the other end, Glentoran's Northern Ireland Under-21 keeper Elliott Morris performed particularly well before the break, with the pick of his saves a 19th-minute effort which denied Toni Kallio.

Mäkelä strike
In the second half it was HJK who held their nerve. With the spectre of extra time threatening, they finally snatched the tie's first, and decisive, goal in the 73rd minute courtesy of forward Juho Mäkelä's tap-in after Morris failed to hold a Mika Kottila shot.

Turpeinen sent off
With six minutes left Aarno Turpeinen was sent off for punching Darren Lockhart but, despite a late rally, Glentoran could not force an equaliser. Nevertheless manager Roy Coyle was not too downhearted after the the game. "I thought we competed well and played good football," he said. "It is just a pity we could not get the result."

MTK await HJK
It is now eight years since a team from Northern Ireland have made it through the UEFA Cup or Champions League qualifiers. For the Finnish champions it was a highly successful evening though, and they can now look ahead to a second qualifying round encounter against MTK Hungária FC.

Last updated: 24/07/03 12.29CET

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Lineups

hjk

HJK

glentoran

Glentoran

35
VilnrotterAndrás Vilnrotter (GK)
1
MorrisElliott Morris (GK)
3
TurpeinenAarno Turpeinen
Red Card82
2
NixonColin Nixon
4
NylundVille Nylund (C)
3
GlendinningMark Glendinning
5
JensenJoakim Jensen
4
LeemanPaul Leeman (C)
Yellow Card90
6
I. AaltoIiro Aalto
5
YoungScott Young
Yellow Card33
Substitution85
10
A. EremenkoAleksei Eremenko
6
SmythGary Smyth
11
KallioToni Kallio
Yellow Card65
Substitution66
7
McCannTim McCann
14
HeinolaAntti Heinola
8
O'NeillMichael O'Neill
18
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
Goal72
Substitution89
9
SmithAndy Smith
19
HakanpääRami Hakanpää
10
LockhartDarren Lockhart
Yellow Card82
Substitution85
20
KottilaMika Kottila
11
KeeganKevin Keegan
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
WallénVille Wallén (GK)
20
KeePaul Kee (GK)
2
PeltolaMike Peltola
Substitution19
12
McCannTim McCann
Substitution85
7
Eremenko SrAlexei Eremenko Sr
14
KilmartinAndy Kilmartin
Substitution85
9
SundChristian Sund
Substitution66
15
HallidayMichael Halliday
16
FeketeLászló Fekete
16
ArmourDarren Armour
Substitution76
17
SavolainenVili Savolainen
Substitution89
17
WalshConor Walsh
24
PoulsenJon Poulsen

Coach

Keith Armstrong (ENG) Robert Coyle (NIR)

Referee

Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Maciej Szymanik (POL)

Fourth official

Robert Malek (POL)

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