Veikkausliiga: Ilves demolishes Lahti 3-2 with 2 goals from P. Pennanen

TAMPERE. Ilves bested Lahti 3-2 thanks to P. Pennanen who scored in the 8th and 90th minute.


TAMPERE. Ilves defeated Lahti 3-2 thanks to P. Pennanen who scored in the 8th and 90th minute.

The match was played at the Ratinan Stadion stadium in Tampere on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen with the help of Juuso Mantere and Antti Kemppinen. The 4th official was Oliver Reitala. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.8 degrees Celsius or 58.66 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 97%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Ilves was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Lahti that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Ilves was more aggressive with 80 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Ilves won the encounter.

Ilves shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Lahti shot 9 times, 8 on target, 1 off target.


Ilves received 2 yellow cards (A. Vidjeskog and M. Almen). On the other side, Lahti received 2 yellow cards (T. Penninkangas and E. Virta).

After playing this match, Ilves will have 12 points to move up in the 7th place. On the other side, Lahti will stay with 9 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    P. Pennanen

  • 26'

    A. Vidjeskog

  • 29'

    M. Klinga

  • 35'

    M. Almen

  • 46'

    A. Zeqiri

    H. Memolla

  • 51'

    T. Penninkangas

  • 57'

    E. Virta

  • 62'

    T. Siira

    A. Vidjeskog

  • 65'

    J. Tiainen

    A. Reguero

  • 72'

    T. Ollila

  • 73'

    M. Kandji

    A. Ademi

  • 76'

    A. Henrique

    J. Pirttijoki

  • 77'

    M. Sarr

    A. Ngueukam

  • 78'

    T. Manga

    E. Oteng

  • 84'

    T. Miettunen

    M. Almen

  • 85'

    B. Bushara

    K. Meriluoto

  • 90'

    M. Kandji (Penalty)

  • 90'

    P. Pennanen

  • 90'

    T. Kallio

Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, Ilves will host HIFK on the 22nd of June with a 10-1 head to head record in favor of Ilves (6 draws).

Lahti will play away with Inter Turku on the 22nd of June with a 14-13 head to head in favor of Lahti (12 draws).

Ilves: Formation and Lineups

Ilves started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Toni Kallio chose to play with the following team: Rasmus Leislahti, Aapo Mäenpää, Kalle Katz, Mikael Almen, Tuomas Ollila, Axel Vidjeskog, Doni Arifi, Eric Oteng, Kai Meriluoto, Petteri Pennanen and Ariel Ngueukam.


Ilves made 5 changes: A. Vidjeskog for T. Siira (62′), A. Ngueukam for M. Sarr (77′), E. Oteng for T. Manga (78′), M. Almen for T. Miettunen (84′) and K. Meriluoto for B. Bushara (85′).

Lahti: Formation and Lineups

Lahti started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Ilir Zeneli played with: Antonio Reguero, Juho Pirttijoki, Martinos Christofi, Teemu Penninkangas, Kevin Kouassivi-Benissan, Eemeli Virta, Matti Klinga, Hysen Memolla, Loorents Hertsi, Geoffrey Chinedu Charles and Albion Ademi.


Lahti made 4 changes: H. Memolla for A. Zeqiri (46′), A. Reguero for J. Tiainen (65′), A. Ademi for M. Kandji (73′) and J. Pirttijoki for A. Henrique (76′).

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