Helsinki Football Stadium - Helsinki 30/07/2014 - 18:00CET (19:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, First leg

HJK - APOEL
2-2

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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

HJK
APOEL

2

Goals scored

2

7

Total attempts

12

4

on target

3

3

off target

9

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

1

0

Corners

4

0

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

11

Lineups

hjk

HJK

apoel

APOEL

21Tørnes (GK)78Pardo (GK)
6Heikkinen3João Guilherme
Yellow Card13
8Savage
Goal11
Goal45+1
5Carlão
Yellow Card44
10Tainio (C)8Tiago Gomes
11Lampi9Sheridan
Goal74
Substitution79
16Moren10Charalambides (C)
Substitution63
17Alho
Substitution77
15Antoniades
Yellow Card40
Substitution75
27Sorsa16Vinicius
28Schüller
Substitution76
26Nuno Morais
31Lod
Substitution87
28Mário Sérgio
Yellow Card87
99Kandji
Yellow Card40
Red Card48
30De Vincenti
Goal71

Substitutes

13Eriksson (GK)22Chiotis (GK)
3Baah
Substitution77
4Artymatas
4Väyrynen
Substitution76
7Efrem
Substitution63
7Mannström
Substitution87
12Adorno
Substitution79
9Forssell23Papazoglou
15Konan44Ioannou
Substitution75
22Lassas73Kaká

Coaches

Mika Lehkosuo (FIN) Giorgos Donis (GRE)

Referee

Pawel Gil (POL)

Press kits

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: 30/07/14 23.44CET

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