2019 Svenska Cupen Final

The 2019 Svenska Cupen Final was played on 30 May 2019 between BK Häcken and AFC Eskilstuna at Bravida Arena, Gothenburg, the home pitch for BK Häcken. The final is the culmination of the 2018–19 Svenska Cupen, the 63rd season of the Svenska Cupen.

2019 Svenska Cupen Final
BK Hacken Svenska Cupen 2019.jpg
Event2018–19 Svenska Cupen
Date30 May 2019
VenueBravida Arena, Gothenburg
RefereeKristoffer Karlsson
Attendance4,958
Weather50 °F, rain, low clouds, 94% humidity
2018
2020

BK Häcken appeared in its 3rd Svenska Cupen final, having won the title once before in 2015-16. AFC Eskilstuna made its first ever appearance in the Svenska Cupen final. The winner of the final earned themselves a place in the second qualifying round of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

BK Häcken won the final convincingly, earning its second Svenska Cup title.[1]

TeamsEdit

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
BK Häcken 2 (1989–90, 2015–16)
AFC Eskilstuna 0

VenueEdit

Since 2014–15, Svenska Cupen finals have been held in the home ground of the higher-seeded team of the tournament in an effort to bolster attendance and fan support. Bravida Arena, home pitch of BK Häcken, hosted its first Svenska Cupen final since its opening in June 2015.

BackgroundEdit

Häcken competed in its third-ever final, having won its only previous title in 2015–16, beating Malmö FF in a penalty shootout. Eskilstuna made its first-ever appearance in a Svenska Cupen final in just its third season as a club in its current iteration. Formerly, the club competed as FC Väsby United (2005–12) and AFC United (2013–16), and spent the 2018 season in the second-tier Superettan.

Route to the finalEdit

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

BK Häcken Round AFC Eskilstuna
Opponent Result Opponent Result
Bye First round Bye
Växjö United FC (5) 5–0 (A) Second round Team TG FF (3) 4–1 (A)
IK Brage (2) 6–1 (H) Group Stage Assyriska IK (3) 4–0 (A)
FC Rosengård (4) 4–0 (A) Group Stage IFK Värnamo (3) 4–0 (H)
IF Brommapojkarna (2) 1–0 (H) Group Stage IFK Norrköping 1–1 (A)
GAIS (2) 4–1 (H) Quarterfinals Halmstads BK (2) 2–1 (H) (a.e.t.)
Djurgårdens IF (1) 3–2 (A) (a.e.t.) Semifinals AIK (1) 1–1 (A) (a.e.t.) (6–5 p)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

BK Häcken (1)3–0AFC Eskilstuna (1)
Faltsetas   10'
Toivio   76'
Lundberg   90+3'
Report
Attendance: 4,958
Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BK Häcken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFC Eskilstuna

[2]

GK 26   Peter Abrahamsson
DF 22   Joona Toivio   76'
DF 12   Godswill Ekpolo
DF 21   Rasmus Lindgren (c)
MF 8   Erik Friberg
MF 99   Ahmed Yasin   90+2'
MF 6   Alexander Faltsetas   10'   80'
MF 28   Adam Andersson
MF 19   Daleho Irandust   88'
MF 10   Paulinho
FW 9   Alexander Jeremejeff
Substitutes:
MF 17   Gustav Berggren   80'
FW 23   Viktor Lundberg   90+3'   88'
MF 7   Mervan Çelik   90+2'
GK 1   Christoffer Källqvist
DF 36   Johan Hammar
MF 11   Nasiru Mohammed
DF 14   Oskar Sverrisson
Coach:
  Andreas Alm
GK 1   Ole Söderberg
DF 6   Jesper Björkman
DF 19   Felix Michel   72'
DF 15   José León   21'
DF 2   Adnan Kojic
DF 3   Kadir Hodžić
MF 21   Anel Raskaj (c)   42'
FW 10   Ferid Ali   66'
MF 7   Ivan Bobko   88'
MF 5   Gustav Jarl   74'
FW 16   Samuel Nnamani
Substitutes:
DF 13   Wilhelm Loeper   66'
MF 11   Daniel Miljanović   74'
MF 25   Jacob Lackéll   88'
GK 91   Ihor Levchenko
DF 12   Medi Dresevic
MF 14   Kristijan Miljević
GK 66   Wille Jakobsson
Coach:
  Nemanja Miljanović

Assistant referees:
Fredrik Nilsson
Magnus Sjöblom

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. ^ Wallisson, Larne (30 May 2019). "Häcken winner of the Swedish Cup". www.svenskfotboll.se.
  2. ^ "Händelser". www.svenskfotboll.se. 30 May 2019.