Aberdeen rally for point in snow-delayed thriller

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MacDonald goalAngus MacDonald's incredible strike sparked the snowy comeback.

Aberdeen roared back from two goals down to pick up a point in a snow-interrupted Europa Conference League thriller at HJK Helsinki.

A 10-minute delay in the second half to clear the pitch gave both teams a chance to catch their breath in a wild game, which the hosts took control of with first-half goals from Hassane Bande and Santerri Hostikka.

Rattled by the hot start in freezing conditions, Aberdeen pulled one back through a sensational half-volley from defender Angus MacDonald, before Duk's back-post header completed the comeback.

Neither side could find a winner in the frantic scenes either side of the weather-enforced break, meaning Aberdeen - whose qualification hopes were already over - stay in third in Group G, a point ahead of HJK.

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Line-ups

HJK

Formation 3-4-3

85Mäenpää6HalmeSubstituted forOlusanyaat 74'minutes15Tenho14Peltola23Soiri10LingmanBooked at 90mins24KanellópoulosSubstituted forHetemajat 67'minutes18KeskinenBooked at 86mins7HostikkaSubstituted forRaitalaat 68'minutes9Radulovic17BandéSubstituted forOllilaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

1Öst2Ollila3Hämäläinen4Toivio5Santos Da Graca8Rogic19Paananen22Raitala27Kouassivi-Benissan29Olusanya37Tanaka56Hetemaj

Aberdeen

Formation 3-5-2

24Roos33Rubezic27MacDonald5Jensen28MilneSubstituted forDevlinat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins21Polvara8BarronBooked at 42mins23DuncanSubstituted forMcGrathat 45'minutes17Hayes14GuèyeSubstituted forSoklerat 45'minutes11Henriques de Barros LopesSubstituted forMiovskiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

2Devlin4Shinnie6Gartenmann7McGrath9Miovski10Clarkson15McGarry18R Williams19Sokler30Dadia31Doohan32Marshall

Live Text

Match ends, HJK 2, Aberdeen 2.

Second Half ends, HJK 2, Aberdeen 2.

Përparim Hetemaj (HJK) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen).

Lucas Lingman (HJK) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Lingman (HJK).

Ester Sokler (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ester Sokler.

Pyry Soiri (HJK) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ester Sokler (Aberdeen).

Foul by Tuomas Ollila (HJK).

Nicky Devlin (Aberdeen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Topi Keskinen (HJK) is shown the yellow card.

Topi Keskinen (HJK) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dante Polvara (Aberdeen).

Attempt missed. Ester Sokler (Aberdeen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Hayes with a cross.

Jukka Raitala (HJK) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen).

Nicky Devlin (Aberdeen) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bojan Radulovic (HJK).

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HJK

Squad number85Player nameMäenpää

Squad number6Player nameHalme

Squad number15Player nameTenho

Squad number14Player namePeltola

Squad number23Player nameSoiri

Squad number10Player nameLingman

Squad number24Player nameKanellópoulos

Squad number18Player nameKeskinen

Squad number7Player nameHostikka

Squad number9Player nameRadulovic

Squad number17Player nameBandé

Squad number2Player nameOllila

Squad number22Player nameRaitala

Squad number29Player nameOlusanya

Squad number56Player nameHetemaj

Aberdeen

Squad number24Player nameRoos

Squad number33Player nameRubezic

Squad number27Player nameMacDonald

Squad number5Player nameJensen

Squad number28Player nameMilne

Squad number21Player namePolvara

Squad number8Player nameBarron

Squad number23Player nameDuncan

Squad number17Player nameHayes

Squad number14Player nameGuèye

Squad number11Player nameDuk

Squad number2Player nameDevlin

Squad number7Player nameMcGrath

Squad number9Player nameMiovski

Squad number19Player nameSokler

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