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Kuparinen drive denies TVMK

Published: Friday 15 July 2005, 0.35CET
FC TVMK Tallinn 1-1 Myllykosken Pallo-47 Tuomas Kuparinen's late strike gives the Finnish outfit a draw.

Match statistics

TVMKMYPA

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 15 July 2005, 0.35CET

Kuparinen drive denies TVMK

FC TVMK Tallinn 1-1 Myllykosken Pallo-47 Tuomas Kuparinen's late strike gives the Finnish outfit a draw.

By Margus Luik at Kadriorg Stadium

A late strike from Tuomas Kuparinen saved Myllykosken Pallo-47's blushes in Estonia after FC TVMK Tallinn came within 13 minutes of a surprise win in this UEFA Cup first qualifying round first-leg tie.

Deserved lead
The home side looked on course for a famous victory against their more illustrious Nordic neighbours after a superb 37th-minute goal from Ingemar Teever gave them a deserved lead. Tarmo Neemelo then had a number of chances to double the advantage but failed to do so and was made to pay for that profligacy on 77 minutes when Kuparinen struck from long range.

TVMK dominate
The in-form Estonian league leaders will consider a draw a disappointing result after dominating large parts of the match. The hosts attacked from the kick-off, with strikers Neemelo and Teever causing the MyPa defence all manner of problems.

Smirnov strike
On 37 minutes the duo combined to break the deadlock, Neemelo's diagonal pass piercing the back line and Estonian international Teever finishing with aplomb. It could have been 2-0 almost immediately, as winger Maksim Smirnov, a constant menace to the MyPa full-backs, won the ball in midfield and dribbled into the penalty box but his powerful shot came back off the post.

Korhonen save
With the visitors firmly on the back foot, Teever then forced Janne Korhonen to make a brilliant fingertip save after more good work from Neemelo. TVMK continued to press after the break, with Neemelo guilty of some wasteful finishing. First he contrived to miss the ball after a defence-splitting pass from Smirnov before heading the subsequent corner straight at Korhonen.

Kuparinen leveller
Those misses were to prove costly as MyPa, who lead the Finnish First Division, always posed a threat. Knowing that a goal would turn the tie on its head, they pushed forward in the final quarter and Kuparinen's long-range drive secured a 1-1 draw to take back to Finland for the return leg in two weeks.

Last updated: 15/07/05 10.48CET

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Lineups

tvmk

TVMK

mypa

MYPA

1
TelešVitali Teleš (GK)
1
KorhonenJanne Korhonen (GK)
2
SkiperskiDmitri Skiperski
Yellow Card85
2
KönönenTuomo Könönen
3
NeemeloTarmo Neemelo
4
TaipaleTero Taipale
4
RimasTomas Rimas
Substitution84
5
LindströmJukka Lindström
6
SaviaukErko Saviauk
7
KuparinenTuomas Kuparinen
Goal77
7
JuskaEgidijus Juska
Substitution86
8
HeleniusNiki Helenius
Substitution63
8
BorisovAndrei Borisov (C)
10
HaapalaTuomas Haapala (C)
9
SmirnovMaksim Smirnov
11
TauriainenKimmo Tauriainen
Substitution63
10
ŠirmelisGintas Širmelis
Yellow Card23
16
HuttunenToni Huttunen
15
SarajevEduard Sarajev
Yellow Card27
18
MirandaHugo Miranda
19
TeeverIngemar Teever
Goal37
30
AdrianoAdriano

Substitutes

16
RubtsovKonstantin Rubtsov (GK)
12
MäkäläinenTero Mäkäläinen (GK)
12
MašitševNikolai Mašitšev
13
KarhuTero Karhu
Substitution63
14
MalovDeniss Malov
14
MuinonenEetu Muinonen
17
SeeroVadim Seero
Substitution84
15
HernesniemiMika Hernesniemi
18
KisseljovMaksim Kisseljov
Substitution86
17
TarvajärviNiklas Tarvajärvi
Substitution63
Yellow Card90+4
20
KostinAndrei Kostin
20
KansikasTuomas Kansikas
21
PaitsevAnton Paitsev

Coach

Sergei Ratnikov (EST) Ilkka Mäkelä (FIN)

Referee

Johannes Valgeirsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Eyjolfur Finnsson (ISL), Olafur Ingvar Gudfinnsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Erlendur Eiriksson (ISL)

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