Fenerbahce advance to UEFA Europa League group stage

Scoring hat-trick, Enner Valencia's incredible performance helps Turkish side seal 5-2 victory over HJK Helsinki

Emre Asikci   | 26.08.2021
Fenerbahce advance to UEFA Europa League group stage


Turkish football team Fenerbahce qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage after eliminating Finland's HJK Helsinki with a 6-2 aggregate score on Thursday.

Fenerbahce opened the scoring when Enner Valencia netted from close range in minute 11 at the Helsinki Football Stadium.

After three minutes, Valencia scored again with a superb long-shot finish from outside the penalty box.

HJK Helsinki narrowed the gap to one with forward Roope Riski's goal in the 27th minute.

Valencia produced one more goal for the Turkish side in the 52nd minute, making the score 3-1.

In minute 88, Riski scored twice as the goal came in a close-range finish.

Fatih Sanliturk netted a stoppage-time goal for Fenerbahce, while Peltola scored an own goal in the 94th minute.

The game ended with a 5-2 score in Helsinki.

Fenerbahce had claimed a 1-0 win over HJK Helsinki in the first leg game at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey

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