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MTK progress despite defeat

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2003, 22.56CET
HJK Helsinki 1-0 MTK Hungária (Agg: 2-3) Juho Mäkelä scores only goal for HJK but MTK celebrate.

Match statistics

HJKMTK

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2003, 22.56CET

MTK progress despite defeat

HJK Helsinki 1-0 MTK Hungária (Agg: 2-3) Juho Mäkelä scores only goal for HJK but MTK celebrate.

A 1-0 victory was insufficient for HJK Helsinki to reach the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League as MTK Hungária sealed a 3-2 aggregate success.

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Solitary strike
Trailing 3-1 after last week's first leg in Hungary, the Finnish side largely controlled the match, but were only able to breach their opponents' defence on one occasion, as Toni Kallio's left-wing cross was turned into the net from close range by Juho Mäkelä four minutes past the hour.

Late chances
Despite pressing forward in the closing stages, HJK were unable to find a second that would have sealed their progress on away goals. In fact, the home side were twice almost caught on the counterattack by the visitors, but Brazilian forward Welton Da Silva was unable to convert on each occasion.

Missed opportunities
HJK were on top from the first whistle, and created four clear goalscoring opportunities in the opening 45 minutes, with Kallio missing the best of them when he rolled the ball agonisingly wide of an open goal. Mäkelä also had three good opportunities, but a shot against the crossbar was the closest he came.

Torghelle wide
Having failed to seriously threaten the home side's goal in the first half, MTK might have effectively killed off the tie six minutes after half-time, as Sandor Torghelle burst clean through on goal only to shoot centimetres wide of the post. It mattered little, however, as MTK held firm in the face of their opponents' pressure to set up a meeting with Celtic FC in the third qualifying round.

Last updated: 07/08/03 9.40CET

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Lineups

hjk

HJK

mtk

MTK

35
VilnrotterAndrás Vilnrotter (GK)
1
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK)
2
PeltolaMike Peltola
Substitution64
5
PusztaiOliver Pusztai
4
NylundVille Nylund (C)
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
5
JensenJoakim Jensen
19
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
Yellow Card32
8
ZeneliRidvan Zeneli
Substitution62
14
FüziÁkos Füzi
9
SundChristian Sund
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky
11
KallioToni Kallio
Yellow Card45
Substitution81
4
JezdimirovicGoran Jezdimirovic
Yellow Card40
14
HeinolaAntti Heinola
6
HalmaiGábor Halmai (C)
18
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
Goal63
30
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution70
19
HakanpääRami Hakanpää
9
Da SilvaWelton Da Silva
Substitution90
20
KottilaMika Kottila
16
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
WallénVille Wallén (GK)
26
SzántaiLevente Szántai (GK)
6
I. AaltoIiro Aalto
Substitution64
17
LengyelRoland Lengyel
16
FeketeLászló Fekete
Substitution62
2
Z. MolnárZoltán Molnár
17
SavolainenVili Savolainen
11
RednicDaniel Eugen Rednic
Substitution73
22
HalstiMarkus Halsti
25
ZabosAttila Zabos
Substitution90
24
PoulsenJon Poulsen
Substitution81
20
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
8
PisontIstván Pisont
Substitution70

Coach

Keith Armstrong (ENG) Sándor Egervári (HUN)

Referee

Dejan Delevic (SRB)

Assistant referees

Zoran Sipcic (SRB), Dusko Atic (SRB)

Fourth official

Vladimir Jovanović (SRB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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