VALKEAKOSKI. VPS tops Haka with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Yengi (73′) and a goal from A. Pahkasalo (90′).
The match was played at the Tehtaan kenttä stadium in Valkeakoski on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Peiman Simani who was helped by Sami Nykanen and Veli-Matti Leppänen. The 4th official was Matti Roth. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 5.7 degrees Celsius or 42.24 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 75%.
Haka had a superior ball possession 55% while VPS was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Haka was putting more pressure with 89 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Nonetheless, VPS managed to find the solution to win this match.
Haka shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, VPS shot 9 times, 6 on target, 3 off target.
Haka didn’t receive any yellow card. Regarding the opposition, VPS received 1 yellow card (J. Pikkarainen).
After playing this match, Haka will stay with 9 points like Inter Turku to sit in the 5th place. Regarding the opposition, VPS will have 7 points like Ilves and Lahti to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Veikkausliiga, Haka will host SJK on the 17th of May with a 4-1 head to head statistic in favor of SJK (3 draws).
VPS will host SJK on the 13th of May with a 13-3 head to head record in favor of SJK (4 draws).
Haka – Formation
Haka started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Teemu Tainio decided to play with the following team: .
Haka made 5 changes: O. Whyte for T. Purme (64′), S. Zarokostas for L. Rogerson (64′), E. Auvinen for O. Laaksonen (75′), H. Malundama for E. Collin (75′) and J. Laine for D. Acka (81′).
VPS – Formation
VPS started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Jussi Nuorela played with: .
VPS made 4 changes: K. Multanen for A. Pahkasalo (74′), T. Reid for M. Niemi (83′), S. Lindeman for G. Backaliden (83′) and J. Vahtera for S. Strandvall (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Veikkausliiga.