Group C action in the 2022-23 UEFA Europa League kicks off on Thursday at Sonera Stadium when home side HJK Helsinki receives a visit from visiting Spanish club Real Betis on the first matchday of the group stage. The other two clubs in the group, Ludogorets and AS Roma, also face off on Thursday to complete the action in the group for the week.
The match on Thursday in Finland marks the first-ever meeting between HJK Helsinki and Real Betis in European competition. Furthermore, the club from Helsinki has faced a Spanish opponent on just one previous occasion, when the team was eliminated from 2012-13 UEFA Europa League qualifying by Athletic Bilbao, losing 9-3 on aggregate.
How to Watch HJK Helsinki vs. Real Betis Today:
Match Date: Sep. 8, 2022
Match Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TUDNxtra 3
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In its most recent outing, HJK Helsinki defeated HIFK 2-1 on Monday in league play thanks to goals from Casper Terho and Santeri Hostikka. The latter hit the back of the net in the 88th minute of the win.
Meanwhile, Real Betis is coming off of a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid on Saturday in La Liga action. Sergio Canales scored the club’s only goal in the defeat.
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