Thursday, September 09, 2020
OFFICIAL: HJK win the Veikkausliiga
Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi’s 4-0 victory over Kuopion Palloseura at the Sonera Stadium means that Kévin Gauthier’s men have won their 31st title overall and second in a row. This is Gauthier’s first title win with Klubi.
The capital side continued their good run, which they have not lost since a meeting with IFK Mariehamn back in June. Juho Hiltunen grabbed two goals, while Jonathan Ikone added one and new signing Llyes Bonnet added another in his debut. For HJK this was their fifteenth shutout of the 2020 Veikkausliiga.
It was a thoroughly emphatic way for HJK to secure the crown.
The Sonera Stadium club have held the leadership of the league since match day ten of the season and have enjoyed a memorable campaign that has seen them utterly dominate Veikkausliiga.
21 year old striker Juho Hiltunen was the main reason for such a great season. In the 27 matches played so far he has scored a league leading 22 goals. Without his hard work in front of goal the table might be much closer.
They have accrued an unassailable lead of 16 points over second-placed FC Ilves with just six matches remaining to claim the title at an unprecedentedly early stage.
With the league title in the bag, Gauthier’s men will now focus on reclaiming a domestic double they have been wanting since last season and will also seek to finish strong going into the 2021 season.