Helsinki 1 – Roma 2: Visitors secure points with win at Helsinki Football Stadium

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Helsinki on home loss to Roma at Helsinki Football Stadium on Thursday. Helsinki arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 2-0 to Razgrad Ludogorets in their previous fixture whilst Roma were unable to beat Real Betis in a 1-1 draw. Helsinki and Roma sit 4th, (1 point) and 2nd, (7 points), spots respectively, after 5 matches.

Giallorossi found the net first, with a goal from Tammy Abraham just before half-time and saw the first half out 1-0.

Helsinki started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to a goal from Perparim Hetemaj in the 54th minute. Roma in turn, then responded, 62 minutes in, grabbing the lead with an effort from Arttu Hoskonen. When the final whistle blew, the result was 2-1 to Roma.

Substitutions for Helsinki included Abdul Malik Abubakari and Nassim Boujellab for Anthony Olusanya and Perparim Hetemaj, respectively. Roma brought on Giacomo Faticanti, Eldor Shomurodov, Edoardo Bove, Marash Kumbulla and Leonardo Spinazzola, to replace Cristian Volpato, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Mady Camara, Bryan Cristante and Stephan El Shaarawy.

There were bookings for Aapo Halme and Abdul Malik Abubakari from Helsinki, and Gianluca Mancini, Rui Patricio and Leonardo Spinazzola, for Roma.

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

Technical card:
Helsinki:Conor Hazard, Matti Peltola, Aapo Halme, Arttu Hoskonen, David Browne, Perparim Hetemaj (Nassim Boujellab, min.69), Santeri Vaananen, Lucas Lingman, Pyry Soiri, Anthony Olusanya (Abdul Malik Abubakari, min.46) and Santeri Hostikka
Roma:Rui Patricio, Matias Vina, Chris Smalling, Gianluca Mancini, Nicola Zalewski, Mady Camara (Edoardo Bove, min.78), Bryan Cristante (Marash Kumbulla, min.84), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Eldor Shomurodov, min.78), Tammy Abraham, Stephan El Shaarawy (Leonardo Spinazzola, min.89) and Cristian Volpato (Giacomo Faticanti, min.77)
Stadium:Helsinki Football Stadium
Goals:Tammy Abraham (0-1, min. 41), Perparim Hetemaj (1-1, min. 54) and Arttu Hoskonen (1-2, min. 62)