HJK 1-1 KuPS: Draw on Saturday

HELSINKI. KuPS and HJK draw 1-1. G. Bispo scored the first goal (6') for KuPS. B. Radulovic settled the score 1-1 (61') with a penalty.


HELSINKI. KuPS and HJK draw 1-1. G. Bispo scored the first goal (6′) for KuPS. B. Radulovic settled the score 1-1 (61′) with a penalty. HJK couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)

The match was played at the Bolt Arena stadium in Helsinki on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Oliver Reitala with the help of Juuso Mantere and Mikko Alakare. The 4th official was Peiman Simani. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 27.2 degrees Celsius or 80.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 47%.​

Match Statistics

HJK was in firm control of the ball 57% while KuPS was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

HJK was more aggressive with 80 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. However, this did not suffice for HJK to win the match​.

HJK shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, KuPS shot 9 times, 6 on target, 3 off target.


HJK received 1 yellow card (J. Yli-Kokko). On the opposite side, KuPS received 1 yellow card (T. Hamalainen).

After playing this contest, HJK will have 26 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, KuPS will have 29 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    Gabriel Bispo

  • 46'

    S. Vaananen

    A. Tanaka

  • 59'

    B. Radulovic

    S. Hostikka

  • 59'

    P. Soiri

    F. Serrarens

  • 61'

    T. Hamalainen

  • 61'

    B. Radulovic (Penalty)

  • 64'

    C. Terho

    D. Browne

  • 65'

    S. Dahlstrom

    A. Popovitch

  • 76'

    J. Yli-Kokko

    M. Peltola

  • 83'

    S. Savolainen

    Gabriel Bispo

  • 83'

    S. Haarala

    T. Hamalainen

  • 90'

    J. Yli-Kokko

Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, HJK will host VPS on the 16th of July with a 22-5 head to head statistic in favor of HJK (10 draws).

KuPS will host Lahti on the 10th of July with a 16-11 head to head in favor of Lahti (11 draws).

HJK: Formation and Lineups

HJK adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Toni Koskela chose to play with the following team: Conor Hazard, Arttu Hoskonen, Miro Tenho, Jukka Raitala, David Browne, Matti Peltola, Atomu Tanaka, Murilo, Anthony Olusanya, Fabian Serrarens and Santeri Hostikka.


HJK made 5 changes: A. Tanaka for S. Vaananen (46′), S. Hostikka for B. Radulovic (59′), F. Serrarens for P. Soiri (59′), D. Browne for C. Terho (64′) and M. Peltola for J. Yli-Kokko (76′).

KuPS: Formation and Lineups

Also KuPS adopted the extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Simo Valakari played with: Johannes Kreidl, Diogo Tomas, Paulo Ricardo, Henri Toivomäki, Henry Uzochokwu, Gabriel Bispo, Anton Popovitch, Taneli Hämäläinen, Jānis Ikaunieks, Tim Väyrynen and Clinton Antwi.


KuPS made 3 changes: A. Popovitch for S. Dahlstrom (65′), Gabriel Bispo for S. Savolainen (83′) and T. Hamalainen for S. Haarala (83′).

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