With Club Brugge KV having "gone ten matches unbeaten in Europe", Ruud Vormer took comfort from his side's latest win, as HJK Helsinki's Valtteri Moren bid European football adieu.
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• Substitutes "made the difference" for Ruud Vormer as Club Brugge won 2-1
• Vormer proud his side have gone ten matches unbeaten in Europe
• Winning goalscorer Lior Refaelov had not expected to play
• Valtteri Moren frustrated but happy with how HJK performed
• Round of 32 draw takes place in Nyon at 13.00CET on 15 December
Ruud Vormer, Club Brugge midfielder
In the first half we were in control. It was a good move by Nico [Storm] that won us the penalty. After the break we got a bit complacent, they got more of a grip on the game and their forwards came into it, but when Víctor [Vázquez] and Refa [Lior Refaelov] came on they made the difference. I admit we didn't have a good second half, but we got the points and that's what counts.
We've now gone ten matches unbeaten in Europe, and we really couldn't have asked for more. I'm looking forward to the draw on Monday, and I don't mind who we get.
Lior Refaelov, Club Brugge midfielder
It was really important to finish first for the next round. I didn't expect to play today – I was being rested, but when they scored the coach asked me to warm up and go on for 20-25 minutes because we wanted the three points. Me and all the team are happy that it worked out and that we won and came top.
Valtteri Moren, HJK defender
It's frustrating to come away with nothing. We can be happy with the way we played but they punished us just like they did in our last game against them. Our coach was pretty angry at half-time because we hadn't done as well as we could – we didn't run enough or fight hard enough. After the break we pressed higher, made interceptions and created a few chances to score.
There's been a big change in us [since HJK lost their first three Group B fixtures]. We've been much more confident in the last couple of group games than we were at the beginning. It has been a good journey for us. We've learned lots – it's just a shame it ended like this.