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Celtic come from behind to beat HJK

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.15CET
Celtic FC 2-1 HJK Helsinki
Goals from Gary Hooper and Charlie Mulgrew helped the Hoops come from a goal down to take a slender advantage into the return leg.
by Alex O'Henley
from Celtic Park
Celtic come from behind to beat HJK
Celtic celebrate Charlie Mulgrew's winning goal in the second half ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CelticHJK

Goals scored2
 
1
on target3
 
2
off target13
 
0
Corners12
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed3
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2012, 23.15CET

Celtic come from behind to beat HJK

Celtic FC 2-1 HJK Helsinki
Goals from Gary Hooper and Charlie Mulgrew helped the Hoops come from a goal down to take a slender advantage into the return leg.

Celtic FC came from a goal behind to beat HJK Helsinki 2-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third round qualifier in Glasgow.

Rasmus Schüller opened the scoring for the visitors early in the second half but two goals in six minutes from Gary Hooper and Charlie Mulgrew gave Celtic a slender advantage to take into the return leg.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium in the first period. An instinctive half-volley from Joe Ledley, which brought a smart save from Ville Wallén in the HJK goal, and Joel Perovuo's strike from range were the only efforts on goal before the break.

The Finnish champions are already halfway through the domestic campaign and their match sharpness showed. They stunned the home crowd with the opening goal two minutes after the restart when Schüller tucked in the rebound after his first effort was saved by Forster.

Stung into action, Neil Lennon's side hit back. Kris Commons' strike hit a post, and on 54 minutes Celtic were level as Georgios Samaras' deep cross from the left was swept in by Hooper.

The home side had found their rhythm and seven minutes later Mulgrew nodded the Hoops ahead from a Commons corner. Wallen's fingertips prevented Scott Brown from adding a third, leaving the tie delicately poised ahead of Wednesday's return leg in Helsinki.

Last updated: 01/08/12 23.50CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

hjk

HJK

1
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
1
WallénVille Wallén (GK) (C)
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
6
LahtiTimi Lahti
3
IzaguirreEmilio Izaguirre
7
MannströmSebastian Mannström
8
BrownScott Brown (C)
11
LindströmMathias Lindström
9
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Yellow Card70
Substitution87
16
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
Yellow Card52
Substitution74
15
CommonsKris Commons
Substitution65
18
MäkeläJuho Mäkelä
Substitution60
16
LedleyJoe Ledley
21
SumusaloMikko Sumusalo
21
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
Goal61
22
PerovuoJoel Perovuo
49
ForrestJames Forrest
26
SavageDemba Savage
67
WanyamaVictor Wanyama
27
SorsaSebastian Sorsa
88
HooperGary Hooper
Goal54
Substitution87
28
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
Goal48
Substitution84

Substitutes

24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
35
SahlgrenSaku-Pekka Sahlgren (GK)
10
StokesAnthony Stokes
Substitution65
2
KansikasTuomas Kansikas
20
McCourtPaddy McCourt
Substitution87
4
OkkonenAntti Okkonen
Substitution74
23
LustigMikael Lustig
Substitution87
5
HakanpääRami Hakanpää
25
RogneThomas Rogne
9
SadikBerat Sadik
Substitution60
Yellow Card61
33
KayalBeram Kayal
15
PelvasAkseli Pelvas
56
TwardzikFilip Twardzik
20
PohjanpaloJoel Pohjanpalo
Substitution84

Coach

Neil Lennon (NIR) Antti Muurinen (FIN)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Emanuel Marek (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Matějek (CZE)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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