2014 Svenska Supercupen

Svenska Supercupen 2014, Swedish Super Cup 2014, was the 8th Svenska Supercupen, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen competitions. The match was played at Malmö Stadion, Malmö, on 9 November 2014, and was played by the 2014 Allsvenskan champions Malmö FF and the 2013–14 Svenska Cupen champions IF Elfsborg. The match was IF Elfsborg's second in the competition and their first since 2007. It was Malmö FF's second successive appearance and third in total, it was also the first time that the competition was hosted at Malmö Stadion and the first time the competition was hosted at an alternative home venue.

2014 Svenska Supercupen
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EventSvenska Supercupen
Malmö FF won 5–4 on penalties
Date9 November 2014[1]
VenueMalmö Stadion, Malmö
RefereeMartin Strömbergsson (Gävle)
Attendance1,266
WeatherClear
10 °C (50 °F)
89% humidity[2]
2013
2015

In Sweden the match was broadcast live on TV12.[3] Martin Strömbergsson from Gävle was the referee for match, his first time officiating the competition. His older brother Markus had previously officiated three Svenska Supercupen matches. Malmö FF won the match on penalties 5–4 after the match had ended 2–2 after extra time. IF Elfsborg took the lead through Viktor Claesson in the first half, Malmö FF equalized Elfsborg's lead in the 89th minute of ordinary time. Malmö FF then took the lead through Emil Forsberg in the second half of extra time, only to have their lead equalized by Viktor Prodell on a penalty in the last minute of extra time. The match proceeded to penalties which Malmö FF won 5–4 after Elfsborg had missed their last two penalties. This was the first time Svenska Supercupen went to extra time and penalties in its eight-year history.

BackgroundEdit

IF Elfsborg qualified for Svenska Supercupen on 18 May 2014 when they won the 2014 Svenska Cupen Final against Helsingborgs IF 1–0. Elfsborg had one previous appearance in the competition, the inaugural edition of 2007 when they won the title after beating Helsingborgs IF 1–0 at Borås Arena. Malmö FF qualified for the competition of 5 October 2014 when they secured the 2014 Allsvenskan title in the 27th league round in the away fixture against AIK at Friends Arena with a 3–2 win. Malmö FF made their second successive appearance in the competition, being the current holders of the title after defeating IFK Göteborg in last year's competition. The match was Malmö FF's third appearance in total for Svenska Supercupen. Malmö FF had home advantage in the competition as league champions. Malmö FF chose to play the match at the clubs alternative home venue Malmö Stadion.

The two clubs met in league play during the season, Malmö FF defeated Elfsborg at Borås Arena 1–0 on 1 June 2014 and Elfsborg defeated Malmö FF at Swedbank Stadion 2–1 on 18 October 2014 in the 28th league round. The last time the two clubs faced each other in a domestic cup match was in the semi-finals for Svenska Cupen on 31 May 1984, a match which Malmö FF won 2–0. Malmö FF and Elfsborg had never met each other in a cup final prior to this match. Prior to the match both teams declared that, regardless of which team won the match, they would donate the entire prize-sum of 250,000 SEK to a trust fund in the name of Klas Ingesson, former manager of Elfsborg who died on 29 October 2014.[4]

For Malmö FF two players from the starting line-up, goalkeeper Robin Olsen and defender Erik Johansson missed the match due to injuries sustained in Malmö FF's match in the UEFA Champions League against Atlético Madrid on 4 November 2014.[5] Club captain Guillermo Molins was also missing from a long-term injury that made him miss the second half of the 2014 season. IF Elfsborg had forward Lasse Nilsson, defender Sebastian Holmén and midfielder Anton Andreasson missing due to injuries before the match and defender Jon Jönsson missing for an undisclosed reason.[6]

Match factsEdit

Malmö FF2 – 2 (a.e.t.)IF Elfsborg
Kiese Thelin   89'
Forsberg   114'
Report Claesson   22'
Prodell   120+4' (pen.)
Penalties
Tinnerholm  
Forsberg  
Kroon  
Cibicki  
Kiese Thelin  
Rakip  
5 – 4   Frick
  Prodell
  Rohdén
  Larsson
  Hedlund
  Beckmann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malmö FF
 
 
 
 
 
 
IF Elfsborg
MALMÖ FF:
GK 27   Zlatan Azinović
RB 3   Anton Tinnerholm   124'
CB 18   Johan Hammar   77'   91'
CB 15   Filip Helander
LB 32   Pa Konate
RM 33   Emil Forsberg
CM 6   Markus Halsti (c)
CM 11   Simon Thern   60'
LM 20   Ricardinho   46'
FW 24   Isaac Kiese Thelin
FW 26   Agon Mehmeti   22'
Substitutes:
GK 16   Sixten Mohlin
MF 5   Erdal Rakip   60'
MF 7   Magnus Eriksson
MF 8   Enoch Kofi Adu
FW 9   Markus Rosenberg
MF 14   Simon Kroon   46'
MF 15   Pawel Cibicki   22'
Manager:
  Åge Hareide
 
IF ELFSBORG:
GK 1   Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard
RB 7   Johan Larsson (c)
CB 11   Daniel Mobaeck
CB 22   Anton Lans   119'
LB 20   Adam Lundqvist   41'
CM 8   Anders Svensson   56'
CM 16   Viktor Claesson   86'
CM 21   Henning Hauger   16'   108'
FW 13   Arber Zeneli   77'
FW 24   Viktor Prodell
FW 25   Marcus Rohdén   106'
Substitutes:
GK 30   Abbas Hassan
FW 10   Mikkel Beckmann   86'
DF 15   Andreas Klarström
FW 17   Per Frick   108'
FW 18   Victor Rotting
MF 19   Simon Hedlund   77'
MF 26   Liridon Gashi
Manager:
  Janne Mian

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Matchinformation: Malmö FF - IF Elfsborg". svenskfotboll.se. The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Vädret i Malmö". smhi.se (in Swedish). SMHI. 9 November 2014. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Supercupen 2014". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "MFF och IFE skänker prispengar till Stiftelsen Hedra Klas Ingesson". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 8 November 2014. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  5. ^ "MFF räknar med Olsen mot Juventus". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Inför Supercupfinalen 2014". elfsborg.se (in Swedish). IF Elfsborg. 8 November 2014. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.

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