Kazakhstan 0-2 Finland: Norwich forward Teemu Pukki scores twice to break Jari Litmanen’s goals record


Teemu Pukki
Teemu Pukki broke Jari Litmanen’s 11-year-old record in 39 fewer games

Teemu Pukki scored twice to break Jari Litmanen’s international goals record for Finland in their World Cup qualifying victory over Kazakhstan.

Norwich forward Pukki netted in each half to take his international tally to 33, one more than the former Barcelona and Ajax playmaker.

Litmanen scored in the last of his 137 games for Finland in 2010, while Pukki has earned 98 caps for his country.

The result puts Finland level on points with second-placed Ukraine in Group D.

With both nations trailing France by four points, a play-off place may represent their best opportunity of reaching the 2022 finals in Qatar.

Line-ups

Kazakhstan

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Shatskiy
  • 20BystrovSubstituted forTapalovat 76′minutes
  • 21Beysebekov
  • 2MaliyBooked at 36mins
  • 3Alip
  • 11VorogovskiyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forTaykenovat 73′minutes
  • 10ZhukovSubstituted forZhaksylykovat 58′minutes
  • 5Kuat
  • 14VassiljevSubstituted forTagybergenat 58′minutes
  • 18OmirtayevSubstituted forShchetkinat 58′minutes
  • 19ZainutdinovBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pokatilov
  • 4Erlanov
  • 6Taykenov
  • 7Astanov
  • 8Tagybergen
  • 9Shchetkin
  • 13Kassym
  • 15Seysen
  • 16Orazov
  • 17Zhaksylykov
  • 22Tapalov
  • 23Tursynbai

Finland

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 3GranlundSubstituted forRaitalaat 79′minutes
  • 15Väisänen
  • 18IvanovBooked at 36mins
  • 21Hämäläinen
  • 11Schüller
  • 6Kamara
  • 8LodSubstituted forTaylorat 90+1′minutes
  • 16NissiläSubstituted forRiskiat 90+2′minutes
  • 20PohjanpaloSubstituted forJensenat 34′minutes
  • 10PukkiSubstituted forValakariat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Arajuuri
  • 4Toivio
  • 5Ojala
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Jensen
  • 12Joronen
  • 13Valakari
  • 14Lam
  • 17Niskanen
  • 19Riski
  • 22Raitala
  • 23Eriksson

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