The Slav was threatened with a Finnish beating. In the last third, he corrected the embarrassment – Pravda

The hockey players of HC Slovan Bratislava failed in their first match in Group C of the Champions League 2022/2023. On Thursday, they lost 2:5 to last season’s Finnish champion Tappare Tampere on their home ice. Photo: TASR, Pavel Neubauer Moment from the Champions League match between HC Slovan Bratislava and Tappara Tampere. In the next match, Ján Pardavý’s team will meet the German team Red Bull Munich. They will play this duel again at home on Saturday, September 3 at 4:00 p.m. They still have Rapperswil in the group, they will play matches with the Swiss team in October. The reigning Slovak champion played in the prestigious European club competition last year as well, but did not score a single point in the F-group in competition with Třinac, Friborg-Gotterón and Leksand IF. HC Slovan Bratislava – Tappara Tampere 2:5 (0:1, 0:3, 2:1)
Goals: 42. Takač, 46. Rapuzzi (Pecararo) – 18. Henriksson (Seppäla, Nieminen), 21. Kemiläinen (Merelä), 29. Ojamäki (Kemiläinen, Lehtera), 33. Ojamäki (Virta, Kuusela), 53. Merelä (Lehterä, Savinainen). Judges: Soos, Žák – Synek, D. Konc, exclusions: 4:2, power plays: 1:2, weaknesses: 0:0, 4638 spectators.
Slav: Coreau – Valach, Ackered, MacKenzie, Beňo, Gachulinec, Sersen, Maier – Pecararo, Rapuzzi, Haščák – Fominych, Minárik, Takač – Lukošík, Zigo, Matoušek – Šotek, Preisinger, Török – Kukumberg
Tappara: Heljanko – Kemiläinen, Vittasmäki, Thomas, Tuulola, Matuškin, Seppäla, Nieminen, Jürgens – Merelä, Lehterä, Savinainen – Kuusela, Virta, Ojamäki – Kelleher, Tanus, Granath – Luoto, Moilanen, Henriksson The Finnish team started better, Coreau saved in the beginning, a stick and then the Slovan goalkeeper had to eliminate Moilanen’s shot, who was in a very good position. Even after that, the guests had the upper hand, they had better movement and, above all, they were easier to get into the attacking zone. The score was opened by Henriksson in the 18th minute, he won after a stop. In the second period, the Finnish champion highlighted his superiority with two goals. First, Kemiläinen took the lead after a shot without preparation, followed by Ojamäki twice. First, he used a five-on-three power play and then finished off a quick counterattack. At the end of the second 20-minute period, another stick saved Slovan from the fifth goal. In the third period, Slovan took a breather, first waiting after Takač’s goal, when Slovan’s striker beat Heljanek after his own action. Then the home team scored two more goals, but neither of them was recognized by the referees as a high stick game. However, Rapuzzi’s accurate shot did, and suddenly it was 2:4. They almost added a third, but Zig was caught in a perfect position by the visitors’ goalkeeper. The score of the duel was finally closed by Merelä after another power play.