The Champions League qualification is strong underway!
Malmo FF will be the hosting team at the first leg duel against HJK tonight at the quarter-final match from the UEFA’s Champions League qualification campaign. These teams went through successful ⅛ finals, where Malmo won against Riga FC in a tight double match, and HJK has dominated the double match against Buducnost from Montenegro. So tonight will be very interesting to see the approach and the mindset of these teams since they had different experiences in the previous games from the qualification.
Malmo FF are having a great season in the Swedish top league, Allsvenskan, where they are the leading team on the table with 26 points out of 12 played games. At their last match, the Blue Ones beat Degerfors with a fantastic 5:0, and now they definitely hold a psychological advantage in tonight's game HJK. Jon Dahl Tomasson knows that the team from Finland, HJK, has great football knowledge and talent, but he trusts his players, and he will absolutely be a highly motivated squad tonight at their home stadium and do their best to win the game.
Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi on the other hand after the great performance in the ⅛ final against Buducnost lost their last game in the Veikkausliiga from AC Oulu with the result of 2:1. Even though HJK are still at the top position at Finland's best football league’s table, the losing game from the last-placed team in the league is a big blow for the Toni Koskela crew. So tonight they have to overcome their previous weaknesses, and bring their best at Eleda Stadium and show once again their football greatness.
We are expecting a very tight game, with great football fights through the whole 90’ minutes. Many goal opportunities are highly expected, and also goal-scoring since both teams like to play offensive football style.