GSP Stadium - Nicosia 06/08/2014 - 18:30CET (19:30 local time)

Third qualifying round, Second leg

APOEL - HJK
2-0
Aggregate: 4-2
 

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APOEL in play-offs after comfortable HJK success

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 21.05CET
APOEL FC 2-0 HJK Helsinki (agg: 4-2)
Two first-half goals ensured the Cypriot champions progressed to the play-off stage.
by John Leonidou
from GSP Stadium
APOEL in play-offs after comfortable HJK success
Tomas De Vincenti's penalty wrapped up the win for APOEL ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

APOEL
HJK

2

Goals scored

0

10

Total attempts

8

3

on target

1

5

off target

3

1

blocked

1

2

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

5

3

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

9

Lineups

apoel

APOEL

hjk

HJK

78Pardo (GK)21Tørnes (GK)
3João Guilherme4Väyrynen
Substitution46
5Carlão
Yellow Card68
6Heikkinen
8Tiago Gomes8Savage
9Sheridan
Goal17
Substitution81
10Tainio (C)
Substitution74
10Charalambides (C)
Substitution68
11Lampi
15Antoniades16Moren
16Vinicius17Alho
26Nuno Morais27Sorsa
Substitution78
28Mário Sérgio28Schüller
30De Vincenti
Goal43
Substitution76
31Lod

Substitutes

22Chiotis (GK)13Eriksson (GK)
7Efrem
Substitution68
1Wallén (GK)
11Alexandrou3Baah
Substitution46
12Adorno7Mannström
Substitution78
20Sotiriou
Substitution76
9Forssell
Substitution74
23Papazoglou
Substitution81
15Konan
44Ioannou25Viitikko

Coaches

Giorgos Donis (GRE) Mika Lehkosuo (FIN)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

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Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 21.05CET

APOEL in play-offs after comfortable HJK success

APOEL FC 2-0 HJK Helsinki (agg: 4-2)
Two first-half goals ensured the Cypriot champions progressed to the play-off stage.

APOEL FC made home advantage count as Argentine Tomás De Vincenti inspired the hosts to an assured victory over HJK Helsinki which secured a UEFA Champions League play-off spot.

The Cypriot champions secured victory as a 17th-minute strike from Irish forward Cillian Sheridan and a converted penalty by De Vincenti just before half-time proved too much for the Finnish champions to overcome.

Giorgos Donis's home side started brightly and threatened from distance twice in the first ten minutes. The game's opening goal came when De Vincenti won possession in midfield and quickly released Sheridan who showed great composure in slotting the ball past Michael Tørnes in the HJK goal. The visitors nearly struck back when a Demba Savage cross caused confusion in the APOEL box but defender Carlão recovered well to clear the danger. The dangerous De Vincenti then doubled his side's lead when he was caught by a high foot in the area and converted the penalty himself.

APOEL continued to press in the second half and were unlucky not to add to their lead through Vinicius, the midfielder seeing his thunderous effort from outside the box rebound off the bar just after the hour mark. Ten minutes later APOEL were again denied as a deflected block hung in the air long enough for Vinicius to produce an audacious overhead kick only for the bar to again come to the away side's rescue. The hosts were happy to play down the clock as HJK struggled to convert possession into any substantial goal threat.

APOEL now advance to the play-off stage of the competition as HJK join the UEFA Europa League at its play-off phase.

Last updated: 06/08/14 23.49CET

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