KUOPIO. KuPS tops Inter Turku with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Tomas (43′) and a goal from J. Ikaunieks (59′). KuPS made the most of its better ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Savon Sanomat Areena stadium in Kuopio on Sunday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Ville Nevalainen with the help of Samu Koskinen and Jouni Lemettinen. The 4th official was Miika Pesonen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 8 degrees Celsius or 46.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 61%.
- 58 Ball Possession 42
- 11 Total 5
- 4 On Target 3
- 7 Off Target 2
- 3 Shots blocked 0
- 93 Attack 60
- 86 Dangerous attack 34
- 61 Ball safe 69
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 4
- 7 Total 11
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 5
KuPS had a superior ball possession 58% while Inter Turku was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
KuPS had a more offensive attitude with 86 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why KuPS won the match.
KuPS shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Inter Turku shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.
KuPS received 2 yellow cards (Gabriel Bispo and D. Carrillo). Regarding the opposition, Inter Turku received 1 yellow card (J. Lepisto).
After playing this match, KuPS will have 47 points to remain in the 2nd place. On the other side, Inter Turku will stay with 32 points to remain in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Veikkausliiga, KuPS will play away with HJK on the 16th of October with a 22-8 head to head in favor of HJK (15 draws).
Inter Turku will host SJK on the 16th of October with a 11-7 head to head record in favor of SJK (6 draws).
KuPS – Formation
KuPS started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Simo Valakari decided to play with the following team: Johannes Kreidl, Taneli Hämäläinen, Diogo Tomas, Paulo Ricardo, Saku Savolainen, Anton Popovitch, Jaakko Oksanen, Daniel Carrillo, Gabriel Bispo, Tim Väyrynen and Jānis Ikaunieks.
The home team had on the bench: Otso Virtanen, Joona Veteli, Sebastian Dahlström, Axel Vidjeskog, Henri Toivomäki, Clinton Antwi and Filip Valenčič.
KuPS made 2 changes: T. Vayrynen for J. Veteli (46′) and S. Savolainen for H. Toivomaki (46′).
Inter Turku – Formation
Inter Turku started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Miguel Grau Piles played with: Matias Riikonen, Juho Hyvärinen, Juuso Hämäläinen, Luka Kuittinen, Jussi Niska, Tommi Jyry, Aleksi Paananen, Noah Nurmi, Petteri Forsell, Joonas Lepistö and Joel Rodríguez.
They had on the bench: Walter Viitala, Miguel Nazarit, David Accam, Markus Arsalo, Matias Tamminen, Tobias Fagerström and Rober Sierra.
Inter Turku made 5 changes: J. Lepisto for M. Tamminen (58′), J. Rodriguez for R. Sierra (72′), M. Riikonen for W. Viitala (72′), T. Jyry for D. Accam (83′) and J. Hamalainen for M. Nazarit (83′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Veikkausliiga.