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Ekranas edge ahead of HJK

Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 19.55CET
FK Ekranas 1-0 HJK Helsinki
Ramūnas Radavičius scored the only goal at a sodden Aukštaitija Stadium as the hosts earned a slender lead ahead of next week's return.
by Vaidotas Januška
from Aukštaitija Stadium
Ekranas edge ahead of HJK
Ramūnas Radavičius celebrates in style after scoring the only goal of the game ©Arturas Gimžauskas

Match statistics

EkranasHJK

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
10
Attempts off target8
 
9
Corners3
 
3
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed15
 
13
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 19.55CET

Ekranas edge ahead of HJK

FK Ekranas 1-0 HJK Helsinki
Ramūnas Radavičius scored the only goal at a sodden Aukštaitija Stadium as the hosts earned a slender lead ahead of next week's return.

An early goal from Ramūnas Radavičius was enough for Lithuanian titeholders FK Ekranas to defeat HJK Helsinki in the first instalment of the teams' UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Ekranas initially coped better with the sodden conditions at the Aukštaitija Stadium, taking the lead when Radavičius finished off their first attack of the match on three minutes. HJK put concerted pressure on their hosts after the break, forcing Ekranas goalkeeper Vytautas Černiauskas into action on several occasions, but were unable to level ahead of next week's return in the Finnish capital.

Stifling heat gave way to heavy rain in the lead up to the match, though Radavičius was undeterred by conditions underfoot when he slotted the ball into the corner from 12 metres. HJK were initially slow to respond – their first meaningful effort, a Daniel Hoesen shot which went wide, did not arrive until three minutes before the break – but they were a different proposition after the interval.

Peter Magnusson had a close-range effort ruled out for offside after Černiauskas parried Dawda Bah's shot, while the Ekranas No1 thwarted the same player on 56 minutes with a fine fingertip save. Hoesen then volleyed wide as HJK began to peg their hosts back yet despite their best efforts, Antti Muurinen's team could find no way through a resolute Ekranas defence.

Last updated: 14/07/10 21.17CET

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Lineups

ekranas

Ekranas

hjk

HJK

1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
1
WallénVille Wallén (GK) (C)
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas (C)
Yellow Card61
2
KansikasTuomas Kansikas
7
RadavičiusRamūnas Radavičius
Goal3
Yellow Card30
4
MedoMedo
9
AdemoluStephen Ademolu
Substitution90+3
5
MagnussonPeter Magnusson
Yellow Card54
11
ŠidlauskasAndrius Šidlauskas
Yellow Card23
8
RafinhaRafinha
17
ArlauskasAndrius Arlauskas
9
SorsaSebastian Sorsa
Substitution83
29
RimkusVīts Rimkus
17
BahDawda Bah
30
KučysAurimas Kučys
Yellow Card66
Substitution85
18
OjalaJuhani Ojala
Yellow Card51
58
MatovićDušan Matović
19
RiihilahtiAki Riihilahti
Substitution76
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
20
HoesenDanny Hoesen
78
PogrebanSerghei Pogreban
Substitution65
24
ZeneliErfan Zeneli
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
12
VianderJani Viander (GK)
5
SkinderisMarius Skinderis
6
FowlerCheyne Fowler
Substitution76
10
BanysŽilvinas Banys
Substitution85
Yellow Card90
10
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
15
SasnauskasNerijus Sasnauskas
13
KärkkäinenPyry Kärkkäinen
19
VarnasEgidijus Varnas
Substitution65
14
WestöJohannes Westö
Substitution83
28
MarkevičiusTadas Markevičius
Substitution90+3
16
ParikkaJarno Parikka
Substitution62
88
GalkevičiusDominykas Galkevičius
21
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo

Coach

Valdas Urbonas (LTU) Antti Muurinen (FIN)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Henrik Kristensen (DEN), Heine Sørensen (DEN)

Fourth official

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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