Suomen Cup 2020: Road to the Final
The 2020 Suomen Cup final once again finds Klubi in the final, this time they will be facing KuPS. HJK had a relatively easy road to the final and are looking to win their first cup since 2014. Here is a brief recap of the action this season. Will HJK finally win a Suomen Cup or will their drought continue?
Klubi entered the competition at the Sixth Round and made a good start to the tournament as they crushed PK-35 Vantaa 4-1 courtesy of goals from Lucas Lingman (2), Ilmari Ylönen and Julien Benhaim. Pk-35 had a really rough day at the office and could not find a way to beat their Veikkausliiga counterparts. This victory gave Klubi an opportunity to face SJK.
The Quarter Final match against SJK was set up to become a classic as HJK were looking to avenge their loss in the Veikkausliiga Liigacup final from earlier in the season. In this butting rivalry Klubi would get the last laugh with a 2-0 victory with goals form Lucas Lingman and Juho Hiltunen. Despite the score line SJK did not look ready to play that day.
The Semi Final proved to be an easy fixture for HJK as they walked over IFK Mariehhamn 3-1. Juho Hiltunen’s hot streak continued as he propelled the team to success as he scored 2 goals. The other goal was scored by Mikko Kuningas. For IFK Mariehhamn they had a valent effort with scoring one goal from Erik Arvidsson.