Kaplakrikavöllur - Hafnarfjördur 23/07/2013 - 21:15CET (19:15 local time)

Second qualifying round, Second leg

FH - Ekranas
2-1
Aggregate: 3-1
 

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FH survive Ekranas scare to advance

Published: Wednesday 24 July 2013, 0.50CET
FH Hafnarfjördur 2-1 FK Ekranas (agg: 3-1)
Leading from the first leg, the Icelandic champions had to come from behind on the night to confirm their place in the third qualifying round.
by Ari Erlingsson
from Kaplakrikavöllur
FH survive Ekranas scare to advance
FH celebrate a goal against Ekranas ©www.sport.is
 

Match statistics

FH
Ekranas

2

Goals scored

1

0

Possession (%)

0

13

Total attempts

8

6

on target

4

6

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

5

5

Offsides

4

6

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

1

16

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

15

Lineups

fh

FH

ekranas

Ekranas

1R. Óskarsson (GK)12Kauneckas (GK)
4Tillen
Yellow Card80
13Buinickij
Goal26
Substitution67
7Vidarsson
Yellow Card26
Substitution46
19Varnas
Yellow Card61
8Palsson
Yellow Card76
24Djenić
Substitution16
10Sverrisson
Goal38
Yellow Card84
25Óscar Reyes
Red Card52
11Gudnason
Substitution88
27Vučetić
13Emilsson32Umeh
15Thorisson
Yellow Card51
77Tomkevičius (C)
Yellow Card15
16Jónsson88Pilotas
22Snorrason (C)
Yellow Card20
91Slavickas
23B. Gudmundsson
Substitution45+1
93Girdvainis

Substitutes

12Lárusson (GK)99Timofejevas (GK)
5Bjarnason
Substitution45+1
2Baranauskas
6I. Óskarsson
Substitution88
7Kavaliauskas
Substitution60
14Ingason8Kozlovs
Substitution16
Substitution60
17Björnsson
Substitution46
Goal90+2
9Ribokas
Substitution67
18Ingvarsson20Norvilas
21Bödvarsson70Vertelis

Coaches

Heimir Gudjónsson (ISL) Arvydas Skrupskis (LTU)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 24 July 2013, 0.50CET

FH survive Ekranas scare to advance

FH Hafnarfjördur 2-1 FK Ekranas (agg: 3-1)
Leading from the first leg, the Icelandic champions had to come from behind on the night to confirm their place in the third qualifying round.

FH Hafnarfjördur sealed their progress to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a come-from-behind victory over FK Ekranas.

The Icelandic title holders won last week's first leg in Lithuania 1-0 but had cause for concern when Arsenij Buinickij nullified that advantage in the 26th minute of tonight's second-round decider. However, Björn Sverrisson conjured a first-half equaliser for Heimir Gudjónsson's team and, with Ekranas reduced to ten men by Óscar Reyes's 52nd-minute dismissal, FH finally confirmed their win with substitute Atli Björnsson scoring in stoppage time.

Initially it had promised to be a comfortable evening for Hafnarfjördur and Emil Palsson wasted an early chance to consolidate their lead in the tie. But Buinickij's successfully converted penalty, after a Pétur Vidarsson foul on Egidijus Varnas, brought Arvydas Skrupskis's men level on aggregate. Within 12 minutes of Ekranas's surprise strike, though, home nerves were eased as Sverrisson, teed up by Gudmann Thorisson's header, slid in to make it 1-1 on the night.

A further blow followed for the Lithuanian champions shortly after the restart as Reyes was red-carded for a professional foul on Björnsson, with the home striker racing through for a one-on-one. To their credit, the numerically reduced visitors continued to push players forward, yet they encountered a solid FH defence in which centre-back Thorisson excelled.

The hosts always threatened on the counter, however, with Atli Gudnason a particular menace. After a close-range miss by Kristjan Gauti Emilsson, FH eventually made sure of their success with yet another raid originating in their own half – this one in the 92nd minute. When Ekranas committed goalkeeper Tadas Kauneckas up front for a free-kick, the set piece fell into his opposite number Róbert Óskarsson's hands and the Hafnarfjördur custodian kicked long for Björnsson to score into an unguarded net.

Last updated: 24/07/13 1.39CET

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