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Blackburn see off brave MyPa

Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET
Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 Myllykosken Pallo-47 (agg: 3-0) The English side made hard work of things before two second-half goals took them through.

Match statistics

BlackburnMYPA

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET

Blackburn see off brave MyPa

Blackburn Rovers FC 2-0 Myllykosken Pallo-47 (agg: 3-0) The English side made hard work of things before two second-half goals took them through.

Blackburn Rovers FC made heavy weather of their UEFA Cup second qualifying round second-leg encounter against Myllykosken Pallo-47 before finally booking a place in the first round draw.

Home frustration
Mark Hughes' side won 1-0 in Finland a fortnight ago and despite dominating from the outset at Ewood Park they were left frustrated in the opening 45 minutes thanks to a mix of wasteful finishing and inspired goalkeeping by Janne Korhonen. Jason Roberts was the major culprit for Blackburn, putting a Brett Emerton cross wide with the goal gaping before seeing a close-range shot on the turn brilliantly saved by Korhonen.

Blackburn dominant
The home team finally found a way through three minutes into the second half when Morten Gamst Pederson crossed from the left for Bentley to volley in, connecting perfectly to give Korhonen no chance. Brad Friedel was forced to push away a long-range drive by Tuomas Kuparinen midway through the second period but Blackburn were rarely troubled and after Tugay Kerimoğlu, Roberts and Pederson had all gone close, Roberts scored their second with the last kick of the game, back-heeling the ball in after Matt Derbyshire's header had been saved on the line.

Last updated: 31/08/07 10.10CET

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Lineups

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Blackburn

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MYPA

11
BentleyDavid Bentley
Goal48
1
KorhonenJanne Korhonen (GK) (C)
7
EmertonBrett Emerton
2
PulkkinenHeikki Pulkkinen
1
FriedelBrad Friedel (GK)
6
AgbohKuami Agboh
Yellow Card90
5
Tugay KerimoğluTugay Kerimoğlu
7
KuparinenTuomas Kuparinen
15
MokoenaAaron Mokoena
14
MuinonenEetu Muinonen
Substitution73
6
NelsenRyan Nelsen (C)
16
HuttunenToni Huttunen
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
17
KangaskolkkaAleksei Kangaskolkka
Substitution60
12
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
18
MirandaHugo Miranda
17
RigtersMaceo Rigters
Substitution76
20
KansikasTuomas Kansikas
30
RobertsJason Roberts
Goal90+1
21
GaoLeilei Gao
Substitution46
3
WarnockStephen Warnock
Substitution77
24
MustafiNebi Mustafi

Substitutes

27
DerbyshireMatt Derbyshire
Substitution76
12
LuukkonenJani Luukkonen (GK)
19
DunnDavid Dunn
3
FofanaMohamed Fofana
31
EnckelmanPeter Enckelman (GK)
5
MarchisVasile Marchis
18
GallagherPaul Gallagher
8
HeleniusNiki Helenius
Substitution60
13
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
9
PuhakainenSaku Puhakainen
Substitution46
9
Santa CruzRoque Santa Cruz
13
KarhuTero Karhu
29
M. OlssonMartin Olsson
Substitution77
19
PellonenEero Pellonen
Substitution73

Coach

Mark Hughes (WAL) Janne Hyppönen (FIN)

Referee

Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Christian Werschnik (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Steiner (AUT)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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