2018 Svenska Cupen Final

The 2018 Svenska Cupen final was played on 10 May 2018 between Djurgårdens IF and Malmö FF at Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, the home ground of Djurgårdens IF, determined in a draw on 21 March 2018 after the semi-finals.[2] The final was the culmination of the 2017–18 Svenska Cupen, the 62nd season of Svenska Cupen and the sixth season with the current format.

2018 Svenska Cupen Final
2018 Svenska Cupen Final.jpg
Event2017–18 Svenska Cupen
Date10 May 2018
VenueTele2 Arena, Stockholm
RefereeBojan Pandžić
Attendance25,123
WeatherClear
17 °C (63 °F)
48% humidity[1]
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2019

Djurgården won their fifth Svenska Cupen title after defeating Malmö 3–0, earning themselves a place in the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.

TeamsEdit

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Djurgårdens IF 8 (1951, 1975, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2013)
Malmö FF 18 (1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1996, 2016)

VenueEdit

Since the 2014–15 season, the venue for the Svenska Cupen final is decided in a draw between the two finalists. The draw for the final was held on 21 March 2018 at the annual pre-season kick-off meeting in Stockholm and decided that the final would be played at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the home venue of Djurgårdens IF. This was the first cup final to be hosted at the venue and the second consecutive final to be played on artificial turf.

BackgroundEdit

The Allsvenskan clubs Djurgårdens IF and Malmö FF contested the final, with the winner earning a place in the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. Since Malmö were qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League and Djurgården were qualified for the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League through their positions in the 2017 Allsvenskan, Sweden's fourth European place was given to BK Häcken as the 4th team of the 2017 Allsvenskan. Djurgården was given a place in the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League since they won the final.

Djurgården played their first final since 2013 and their ninth in total. Malmö played their first final since 2016 and their 19th in total. Both clubs lost in their previous final appearances. Having met in 1951, 1975, and 1989, this was the fourth final to contest the two clubs. Malmö had won all of the prior meetings in the final of the competition. The 1989 final was notably the last time Malmö won the competition, Djurgården had last won a cup title in 2005. The clubs faced each other twice in Allsvenskan prior to the cup final, at Tele2 Arena on 18 April where Djurgården won 3–0, and at Stadion on 3 May where Malmö won 1–0.

Route to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Djurgårdens IF Round Malmö FF
Opponent Result Initial rounds Opponent Result
Gamla Upsala SK 4–1 (A) Second round FC Trollhättan 4–1 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Degerfors IF 6–0 (H) Matchday 1 Dalkurd FF 1–0 (H)
IK Frej 1–0 (A) Matchday 2 Gefle IF 3–0 (A)
Jönköpings Södra IF 1–0 (H) Matchday 3 IF Brommapojkarna 3–1 (H)
Group 3 winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Djurgårdens IF 3 9
2 Degerfors IF 3 4
3 IK Frej Täby 3 3
4 Jönköpings Södra IF 3 1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Final standings Group 1 winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Malmö FF 3 9
2 IF Brommapojkarna 3 6
3 Dalkurd FF 3 1
4 Gefle IF 3 1
Source: Swedish Football Association
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
BK Häcken 1–0 (H) Quarter-finals IFK Göteborg 1–0 (H)
AIK 2–0 (A) Semi-finals Östersunds FK 1–0 (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Djurgårdens IF3–0Malmö FF
Une Larsson   17'
Mrabti   47'
Ring   81'
Report
Attendance: 25,123
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Djurgårdens IF
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malmö FF
GK 1   Andreas Isaksson
RB 4   Jacob Une Larsson
CB 3   Marcus Danielsson
CB 13   Jonas Olsson (c)
LB 22   Felix Beijmo   81'
RM 11   Jonathan Ring
CM 23   Fredrik Ulvestad
CM 6   Jesper Karlström   37'
LM 9   Haris Radetinac   78'
FW 24   Tino Kadewere   90'
FW 10   Kerim Mrabti   24'   70'
Substitutes:
GK 30   Tommi Vaiho
DF 5   Niklas Gunnarsson   81'
MF 7   Dženis Kozica   70'
MF 8   Kevin Walker   78'
MF 18   Edward Chilufya
FW 19   Yura Movsisyan
FW 20   Aliou Badji
Manager:
  Özcan Melkemichel
GK 27   Johan Dahlin
RB 2   Eric Larsson   78'   79'
CB 24   Lasse Nielsen   90'
CB 17   Rasmus Bengtsson
LB 4   Behrang Safari   14'
RM 8   Arnór Ingvi Traustason   37'
CM 6   Oscar Lewicki
CM 7   Fouad Bachirou
LM 5   Søren Rieks   31'   69'
FW 9   Markus Rosenberg (c)
FW 10   Carlos Strandberg
Substitutes:
GK 29   Fredrik Andersson
DF 3   Egzon Binaku   14'
FW 11   Alexander Jeremejeff   79'
MF 20   Bonke Innocent
MF 22   Isak Ssewankambo
DF 31   Franz Brorsson
MF 32   Mattias Svanberg   71'   69'
Manager:
  Magnus Pehrsson

Assistant referees:
Daniel Wärnmark
Stefan Hallberg
Fourth official:
Glenn Nyberg

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vädret torsdag 10 maj 2018, kl 15:00". rl.se (in Swedish). 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Finallottningen klar – Djurgården spelar hemma – Allsvenskan.se". www.allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.