Helsinki Football Stadium - Helsinki 23/07/2014 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Second qualifying round, Second leg

HJK - Rabotnicki
2-1
Aggregate: 2-1
 

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HJK eliminate Rabotnicki with first-half flourish

Published: Wednesday 23 July 2014, 21.50CET
HJK Helsinki 2-1 FK Rabotnicki (agg: 2-1)
Two goals in five first-half minutes did the damage for the Finnish champions, who twice struck the woodwork after half-time.
by Jukka Malm
from Helsinki Football Stadium
HJK eliminate Rabotnicki with first-half flourish
HJK supporters got their reward after enduring a nervy second half ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

HJK
Rabotnicki

2

Goals scored

1

13

Total attempts

8

6

on target

4

6

off target

4

4

blocked

3

2

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

4

0

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

hjk

HJK

rabotnicki

Rabotnicki

21Tørnes (GK)12Siskovski (GK)
6Heikkinen
56
4Najdoski
55
8Savage
90+3
7Todorovski (C)
10Tainio (C)8Vujcic
47
11Lampi10Sulejmanov
16Moren
26
11Siljanovski
50
17Alho14D. Velkoski
59
27Sorsa
17
15Markoski
38
28Schüller17Petroviić
31Lod
22
19Milusev
68
99Kandji
88
27Ilievski

Substitutes

13Eriksson (GK)1Bozinovski (GK)
3Baah
90+3
2Nastevski
4Väyrynen
88
9Anene
38
5Heikkilä21Bojku
7Mannström22Avramovski
59
9Forssell24Trajcevski
68
15Konan26Cikarski

Coaches

Mika Lehkosuo (FIN) Tomislav Franc (MKD)

Referee

Neil Doyle (IRL)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 23 July 2014, 21.50CET

HJK eliminate Rabotnicki with first-half flourish

HJK Helsinki 2-1 FK Rabotnicki (agg: 2-1)
Two goals in five first-half minutes did the damage for the Finnish champions, who twice struck the woodwork after half-time.

HJK Helsinki will play APOEL FC in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after overcoming FK Rabotnicki 2-1 in the Finnish capital.

Despite Stephan Vujcic's splendid long-range effort two minutes after the restart, Rabotnicki failed to recover from Robin Lod (22) and Valtteri Moren (26) goals in a rampant spell for HJK midway through the first half.

A clinical HJK profited from their first-half ascendancy, scoring twice in five minutes. Firstly, Sebastian Sorsa's perfectly-weighted pass teed up Lod; then Moren converted Nikolai Alho's corner. HJK sustained the pressure and looked comfortable going into the break.

Rabotnicki regrouped at half-time and Vujcic's powerful long-range effort upon the restart set up an exciting second half. The sides exchanged shots on target as the game opened up but it was HJK who came closest to another goal when 21-year-old Lod, arguably the game's standout player, hit the woodwork in the 52nd minute.

Rabotnicki hunted the decisive away goal and in the final moments HJK's Macouba Kandji could have taken advantage, but he too was left frustrated as the woodwork again came to the away side's rescue.

Last updated: 23/07/14 23.37CET

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