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Rednic secures MTK advantage

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET
MTK Hungária FC 3-1 HJK Helsinki Late goal provides two-goal cushion for Hungarian champions.

Match statistics

MTKHJK

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET

Rednic secures MTK advantage

MTK Hungária FC 3-1 HJK Helsinki Late goal provides two-goal cushion for Hungarian champions.

An injury-time goal from Daniel Rednic gave MTK Hungária FC a 3-1 advantage against Finnish champions HJK Helsinki after the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie in Budapest.

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Game of two halves
The Hungarian champions looked on course for a comfortable home victory following two first-half goals from Brazilian striker Welton Da Silva. But once Mika Kottila hit back for the visitors shortly after the break, HJK were in control and MTK fans had reason to worry until Rednic popped up two minutes into time added on to double the lead ahead of next week's return leg.

Brazilian's double
Da Silva struck first in the 37th minute when he collected a pass from Sandor Torghelle before unleashing a 25-metre shot past András Vilnrotter in the HJK goal. Five minutes later, MTK scored again when Vilnrotter parried Torghelle's shot into Da Silva's path, and the Brazilian was left with the simple task of slotting the ball into the net from close range.

HJK dominate
After the interval, HJK dominated and carved out good scoring chances with regularity. Their reward came early when Kottila headed in from a corner in the 53rd minute shortly after he had failed to connect with a loose ball with the goal at his mercy. HJK also threatened when their Hungarian forward László Fekete crossed for Ridvan Zeneli, but MTK goalkeeper Zoltán Vegh was on hand to make the save. Then Kottila went close again in the 62nd minute only to see his shot cannon off the crossbar.

Rednic heroic
MTK, however, had the last laugh when Rednic scored from eleven metres with their only counterattack of the second half. But with their away goal registered, HJK may still fancy their chances in the return leg with the winners of the tie facing either Celtic FC or FBK Kaunas in the third qualifying round.

Last updated: 30/07/03 23.02CET

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Lineups

mtk

MTK

hjk

HJK

1
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK)
35
VilnrotterAndrás Vilnrotter (GK)
5
PusztaiOliver Pusztai
Substitution61
2
PeltolaMike Peltola
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
4
NylundVille Nylund (C)
19
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
Yellow Card27
5
JensenJoakim Jensen
Yellow Card40
4
JezdimirovicGoran Jezdimirovic
6
I. AaltoIiro Aalto
14
FüziÁkos Füzi
8
ZeneliRidvan Zeneli
Substitution64
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky (C)
9
SundChristian Sund
Substitution79
8
PisontIstván Pisont
Substitution61
11
KallioToni Kallio
9
Da SilvaWelton Da Silva
Goal37
Goal42
14
HeinolaAntti Heinola
30
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
19
HakanpääRami Hakanpää
Yellow Card75
16
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
Substitution78
20
KottilaMika Kottila
Goal53

Substitutes

26
SzántaiLevente Szántai (GK)
12
WallénVille Wallén (GK)
17
LengyelRoland Lengyel
16
FeketeLászló Fekete
Substitution79
2
Z. MolnárZoltán Molnár
17
SavolainenVili Savolainen
11
RednicDaniel Eugen Rednic
Substitution78
Goal90+3
18
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
Substitution64
25
ZabosAttila Zabos
22
HalstiMarkus Halsti
20
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
Substitution61
24
PoulsenJon Poulsen
6
HalmaiGábor Halmai
Substitution61

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Keith Armstrong (ENG)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Stevo Govedarevic (SVN), Andrej Kokolj (SVN)

Fourth official

Srecko Kandare (SVN)

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