HJK Helsinki Finishes Off Its Opponent

by Nigel Assam

Critics of soccer often contend that the game is boring and that it is a low-scoring sport, often ending in 0-0 draw. But on the rare occasions, this happens: HJK Helsinki from Finland demolished Welsh side Bangor City in a Champions League qualifying match. The aggregate score over the two-game series was 13-0, with the second tie ending 10-0. (Demolished is an understatement).

The only previous Champions League match to have ended 10-0 was back in the 1979-80 campaign when Dutch heavyweights Ajax Amsterdam trashed Omonia Nicosia from Cyprus in what was the old European Cup.

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