Mar 20, 2012, 1:16 PM
Demba Savage’s HJK Helsinki lost 2-1 to Celtic in the first leg tie of Wednesday’s Champions League qualifying round three away in
Savage, who is on a four-year deal with the Finnish champions, did not find the net in 90 minutes after scoring a total of 5 goals in 17 league appearances.
But fellow teammate Rasmus Schuller, who together with the
HJK broke the deadlock through Rasmus Schuller just after half-time but their efforts were not enough to take home the three points, as Hooper equaliser and Charlie Mulgrew’s go ahead place Celtic, the Scottish Premier League champions, ahead in the tie, according to bbc.
Despite the defeat, a 1-0 win next week Wednesday in
HJK beat KR 7-0 in the second qualifying round of the Champions league on July 17, 2012 at home to book a place into this level.
The sixteen times league champions of Finland who are bent on renewing their title defend are set to take on VPS on Saturday in the Veikkausliiga, the highest league in Finland.