Veikkausliiga: Honka beats Lahti 2-0 on Friday

LAHTI. Honka tops Lahti with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Voutilainen (69') and a goal from E. Arko-Mensah (73').


LAHTI. Honka prevails over Lahti with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Voutilainen (69′) and a goal from E. Arko-Mensah (73′). Honka took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Lahden Stadion stadium in Lahti on Friday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Petri Viljanen with the help of Riku Vihreävuori and Simo Mynttinen. The 4th official was Kalle Mäkinen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 3.9 degrees Celsius or 39.09 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 60%.​

Match Statistics

Honka was in firm control of the ball 59% while Lahti was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Honka was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Honka won the match.​

Lahti shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target. On the other side, Honka shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.


Lahti received 3 yellow cards (A. Heinonen, H. Memolla and A. Zeqiri). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Honka.

After this match, Lahti will stay with 4 points like VPS and Ilves to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Honka will have 7 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 37'

    A. Heinonen

  • 49'

    H. Memolla

  • 61'

    A. Katanic

    A. Sadiku

  • 63'

    M. Kandji

    C. Geoffrey Chinedu

  • 64'

    A. Zeqiri

    A. Ademi

  • 69'

    J. Voutilainen

  • 73'

    E. Arko-Mensah

  • 74'

    A. Sejdiu

    A. Ademi

  • 77'

    L. Laine

    E. Arko-Mensah

  • 77'

    L. Hertsi

    P. Lampinen

  • 87'

    D. Tammilehto

    J. Voutilainen

  • 87'

    S. Heiskanen

    K. Jansen

  • 90'

    A. Zeqiri

Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, Lahti will play away against SJK on the 7th of May with a 8-4 head to head in favor of Lahti (10 draws).

Honka will host Inter Turku on the 7th of May with a 11-10 head to head statistic in favor of Honka (11 draws).

Lahti: Formation and Lineups

Lahti adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Ilir Zeneli chose to play with the following team: Antonio Reguero, Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan, Juho Pirttijoki, Teemu Penninkangas, Hysen Memolla, Eemeli Virta, Arttu Heinonen, Eduards Emsis, Pyry Lampinen, Geoffrey Chinedu Charles and Albion Ademi.


Lahti made 4 changes: C. Geoffrey Chinedu for M. Kandji (63′), A. Ademi for A. Zeqiri (64′), A. Ademi for A. Sejdiu (74′) and P. Lampinen for L. Hertsi (77′).

Honka: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Vesa Vasara played with: Maksim Rudakov, Henri Aalto, Ville Koski, Aldayr Hernández, Matias Rale, Kevin Jansen, Florian Krebs, Jerry Voutilainen, Lucas Kaufmann, Agon Sadiku and Edmund Arko-Mensah.


Honka made 4 changes: A. Sadiku for A. Katanic (61′), E. Arko-Mensah for L. Laine (77′), J. Voutilainen for D. Tammilehto (87′) and K. Jansen for S. Heiskanen (87′).

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