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APOEL comeback halts ten-man HJK

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 21.40CET
HJK Helsinki 2-2 APOEL FC
Two behind at half-time, the Cypriot champions scored twice in four minutes to wipe out a Demba Savage double and hold ten-man HJK.
by Jukka Malm
from Helsinki Football Stadium
APOEL comeback halts ten-man HJK
Tomás De Vincenti was on the scoresheet for APOEL ©Getty Images

Match statistics

HJKAPOEL

Goals scored2
 
2
Total attempts7
 
12
on target4
 
3
off target3
 
9
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
1
Corners0
4
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
11

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 21.40CET

APOEL comeback halts ten-man HJK

HJK Helsinki 2-2 APOEL FC
Two behind at half-time, the Cypriot champions scored twice in four minutes to wipe out a Demba Savage double and hold ten-man HJK.

APOEL FC came from two goals down to hold ten-man HJK Helsinki in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

Macoumba Kandji's dismissal after half-time proved fatal to a HJK side that had been in a commanding position. Tomás De Vincenti and Cillian Sheridan each scored for APOEL in a frantic period midway through the second half, erasing the deficit created by Demba Savage's first-half double.

Savage shone during an impressive first period for the Finnish champions, racing clear to break the deadlock after 11 minutes and converting a penalty on the cusp of the interval to stun APOEL.

Kandji's second yellow card shortly after the restart undermined the hosts' good work, and APOEL ruthlessly wiped out the advantage with two goals in four minutes. De Vincenti halved the deficit with a header before crossing for Sheridan to do likewise.

APOEL welcome HJK to the GSP Stadium in Nicosia for the decider next Wednesday.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.25CET

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Lineups

hjk

HJK

apoel

APOEL

21
TørnesMichael Tørnes (GK)
78
PardoUrko Pardo (GK)
6
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen
3
João GuilhermeJoão Guilherme
Yellow Card13
8
SavageDemba Savage
Goal11
Goal45+1
5
CarlãoCarlão
Yellow Card44
10
TainioTeemu Tainio (C)
8
Tiago GomesTiago Gomes
11
LampiVeli Lampi
9
SheridanCillian Sheridan
Goal74
Substitution79
16
MorenValtteri Moren
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides (C)
Substitution63
17
AlhoNikolai Alho
Substitution77
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
Yellow Card40
Substitution75
27
SorsaSebastian Sorsa
16
ViniciusVinicius
28
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
Substitution76
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
31
LodRobin Lod
Substitution87
28
Mário SérgioMário Sérgio
Yellow Card87
99
KandjiMacoumba Kandji
Yellow Card40
Red Card48
30
De VincentiTomás De Vincenti
Goal71

Substitutes

13
ErikssonCarljohan Eriksson (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
3
BaahGideon Baah
Substitution77
4
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
4
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
Substitution76
7
EfremGeorge Efrem
Substitution63
7
MannströmSebastian Mannström
Substitution87
12
AdornoAldo Adorno
Substitution79
9
ForssellMikael Forssell
23
PapazoglouTasos Papazoglou
15
KonanOussou Konan
44
IoannouNicholas Ioannou
Substitution75
22
LassasFredrik Lassas
73
KakáKaká

Coach

Mika Lehkosuo (FIN) Giorgos Donis (GRE)

Referee

Pawel Gil (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Marcin Borkowski (POL)

Fourth official

Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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