National Arena Filip II Macedonian - Skopje 15/07/2014 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Second qualifying round, First leg

Rabotnicki - HJK
0-0

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Siskovski shines as Rabotnicki hold HJK

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.00CET
FK Rabotnicki 0-0 HJK Helsinki
Home goalkeeper Damjan Siskovski shone in a stalemate that stretched Macedonian clubs' winless run in the competition to 17 matches.
Siskovski shines as Rabotnicki hold HJK
Sebastian Sorsa (left) of HJK competes with Rabotnicki's Stephan Vujcic ©Telegraf.mk/Vlatko Perkovski
 

Match statistics

Rabotnicki
HJK

0

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

10

2

on target

6

4

off target

2

2

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

9

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

rabotnicki

Rabotnicki

hjk

HJK

12Siskovski (GK)21Tørnes (GK)
4Najdoski
Yellow Card85
4Väyrynen
8Vujcic
Yellow Card44
Substitution90+2
6Heikkinen
9Anene
Substitution52
8Savage
10Sulejmanov10Tainio (C)
11Siljanovski
Yellow Card45+1
11Lampi
15Markoski16Moren
17Petroviić (C)17Alho
Substitution71
19Milusev27Sorsa
22Avramovski
Substitution77
31Lod
27Ilievski99Kandji

Substitutes

1Bozinovski (GK)13Eriksson (GK)
2Nastevski3Baah
7Todorovski
Substitution52
5Heikkilä
14Velkoski7Mannström
20Memaj9Forssell
21Bojku
Substitution90+2
15Konan
24Trajcevski
Substitution77
28Schüller
Substitution71

Coaches

Tomislav Franc (MKD) Mika Lehkosuo (FIN)

Referee

Tamás Bognar (HUN)

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Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.00CET

Siskovski shines as Rabotnicki hold HJK

FK Rabotnicki 0-0 HJK Helsinki
Home goalkeeper Damjan Siskovski shone in a stalemate that stretched Macedonian clubs' winless run in the competition to 17 matches.

FK Rabotnicki held HJK Helsinki to a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Two cautious teams played out a fairly even match, though Rabotnicki's Damjan Siskovski was the goalkeeper most troubled in a draw which extended the winless run of Macedonian teams in Europe's most prestigious club competition to 17 matches.

It took more than half an hour for the first chance to fall the way of HJK, but it was an inviting opening. Robin Lod received an excellent pass from Nikolai Alho in the box, but his close-range shot was well saved by Rabotnicki keeper Siskovski.

Rabotnicki, whose 4-1 victory against Debreceni VSC on 2 August 2006 still stands as the last Macedonian win in this competition, fought back when Aleksandar Milusev's edge-of-the-area effort produced a fine save by the visiting goalkeeper Michael Tørnes.

The Finnish champions came close again on the cusp of half-time when Lod was again found by Alho, but his close-range header brought another excellent save by Siskovski. Chances were rare in a cagey second half, and Milovan Petroviić's off-target header was as good as it got for the home side. The visitors nearly snatched an away goal two minutes from time, but Macoumba Kandji was brilliantly denied by Siskovski.

Last updated: 16/07/14 9.34CET

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