SEINAJOKI. Lahti bested SJK to win 2-1. An own goal from M. Haukioja was decisive in the 86min. It was Lahti to strike first with a goal of P. Lampinen at the 28′. Then it was a goal in the 53′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, M. Haukioja gave the win to Lahti in the 86′ minute with an own goal. SJK lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the OmaSP Stadion stadium in Seinajoki on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Joni Hyytiä who had the assistance of Mikko Alakare and Olli Jantunen. The 4th official was Olli-Jussi Sariola. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.2 degrees Celsius or 50.43 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 59%.
SJK had a strong ball possession 56% while Lahti was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
SJK was more pushing with 76 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Nonetheless, Lahti managed to find the solution to win this match.
SJK shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Lahti shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
SJK received 3 yellow cards (N. Markkula, J. Dunwoody and J. Jervis). On the other side, Lahti received 1 yellow card (J. Pirttijoki).
After playing this match, SJK will stay with 3 points to remain in the 11th place. Talking about the opposition, Lahti will have 7 points like VPS and Ilves to remain in the 8th place.
In the next match in the Veikkausliiga, SJK will play away against VPS on the 13th of May with a 13-3 head to head in favor of SJK (4 draws).
Lahti will host HJK on the 12th of May with a 22-10 head to head in favor of HJK (9 draws).
SJK – Formation
SJK started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Joaquín Gómez decided to play with the following team: .
SJK made 5 changes: N. Markkula for S. Atakayi (65′), J. Jervis for D. Olijnyk (72′), P. Hannola for N. Laine (72′), J. Monreal for S. E. Obioha (86′) and J. Dunwoody for D. Rojas (86′).
Lahti – Formation
Lahti started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Ilir Zeneli played with: .
Lahti made 5 changes: E. Virta for M. Klinga (46′), P. Lampinen for A. Ademi (64′), A. Heinonen for A. Sejdiu (76′), M. Kandji for C. Geoffrey Chinedu (77′) and A. Zeqiri for A. Henrique (88′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Veikkausliiga.