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HJK Helsinki broke their Group B duck with a 2-1 win last time out and will look to keep their momentum going as they take on FC København on UEFA Europa League matchday five.

HJK's Teemu Tainio turns 35 on the day of the FCK game
HJK's Teemu Tainio turns 35 on the day of the FCK game ©AFP/Getty Images

HJK Helsinki won their first UEFA Europa League Group B match on matchday four and will look to get three more points on the board as they welcome FC København.

Form guide• As a result of FCK's 2-0 defeat of HJK on matchday one, the last eight games between Danish and Finnish sides in UEFA club competition have been won by the Danish team.

HJK won their only previous home match against Danish opponents, but FCK have yet to lose in three trips to Finland (W2 D1).

FCK's 4-0 loss to Club Brugge KV on matchday four was their heaviest home defeat to date in the UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League.

HJK's 2-1 win against Torino on the same night gave them their first Group B points – and, indeed, goals.

Trivia and links
HJK midfielder Teemu Tainio turns 35 on the day of the FCK match.

FCK goalkeeper Stephan Andersen turns 33 on the eve of matchday five.

HJK are making only their second appearance in a major UEFA competition group stage, having reached the same phase of the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League.

HJK's Danish goalkeeper Michael Tørnes competed for a first-team place with his FCK counterpart Stephan Andersen when the two played together at Brøndby IF (2007-11).

The coachesHJK coach Mika Lehkosuo was a midfielder for the club when they played in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League, captaining the side after a brief spell in Italy with AC Perugia. Capped 17 times, he coached FC Honka Espoo before taking over at HJK in April 2014.

FCK's Norwegian coach Ståle Solbakken earned 58 caps during a successful playing career, which ended abruptly after he suffered a heart attack. Having won five Danish titles in his first spell as the club's coach, Solbakken returned to FCK in 2013.

• Solbakken and Lehkosuo met as players in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying; Lehkosuo's Finland earned a 1-1 draw in Oslo, but Solbakken struck the first goal as Norway won the return fixture in Helsinki 4-0.