Helsinki 1-1 Ludogorets: Honours even at Helsinki Football Stadium

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Helsinki were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Ludogorets on Thursday at Helsinki Football Stadium. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Helsinki arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 3-0 to Roma, while Ludogorets were beaten 3-2 in their previous match against Real Betis. Helsinki and Ludogorets currently occupy 4th and 2nd spots in the table, with 1 point and 4 points respectively after 3 matches.

Ludogorets dominated the first half, with a goal from Matias Tissera, 10 minutes in to take them into the break 1-0 up.

Helsinki started the second half with an intensified spirit, when Perparim Hetemaj found the net, at 55 minutes. The final result, Helsinki 1, Ludogorets 1.

Substitutions for Helsinki included Anthony Olusanya, Nassim Boujellab and Bojan Radulovic for Abdul Malik Abubakari, Santeri Hostikka and Perparim Hetemaj, respectively. Ludogorets brought on Rick Lima, Nonato, Igor Thiago Nascimento Rodrigues and Pedrinho, to replace Bernard Tekpetey, Show, Matias Tissera and Kiril Despodov.

There were bookings for Santeri Hostikka, Jukka Raitala and Nassim Boujellab from Helsinki, and Jakub Piotrowski, for Ludogorets.

Helsinki will next travel to Razgrad Ludogorets, while Ludogorets will face Helsinki at home.

Technical card:
Helsinki:Conor Hazard, Matti Peltola, Arttu Hoskonen, Jukka Raitala, Santeri Hostikka (Nassim Boujellab, min.74), Perparim Hetemaj (Bojan Radulovic, min.74), Santeri Vaananen, Lucas Lingman, Pyry Soiri, David Browne and Abdul Malik Abubakari (Anthony Olusanya, min.64)
Razgrad Ludogorets:Sergio Padt, Aslak Witry, Olivier Verdon, Igor Plastun, Anton Nedyalkov, Show (Nonato, min.70), Cauly, Jakub Piotrowski, Kiril Despodov (Pedrinho, min.87), Bernard Tekpetey (Rick Lima, min.61) and Matias Tissera (Igor Thiago Nascimento Rodrigues, min.70)
Stadium:Helsinki Football Stadium
Goals:Matias Tissera (0-1, min. 10) and Perparim Hetemaj (1-1, min. 55)