Veikkausliiga: KuPS draws 0-0 with Ilves on Saturday

KuPS 0-0 Ilves ended up goalless.


KuPS 0-0 Ilves didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. KuPS was far superior when it came to possession ball (68%)​.

The match was held on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm UTC. The referee was Ville Nevalainen who was helped by Jouni Lemettinen and Turkka Valjakka. The 4th official was Dag Ayhan.

Match Statistics

KuPS was in firm control of the ball 68% while Ilves was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

KuPS was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for KuPS to win the match​.

KuPS shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Ilves shot 2 times, 1 on target, 1 off target.


KuPS received 2 yellow cards (D. Carrillo and D. Tomas). On the other side, Ilves received 3 yellow cards (K. Katz, N. Yakubu and P. Pennanen).

After this encounter, KuPS will have 43 points like HJK to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Ilves will have 23 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 26'

    K. Katz

  • 40'

    N. Yakubu

  • 56'

    D. Carrillo

  • 59'

    D. Arifi

    T. Siira

  • 60'

    R. Leislahti

    E. Huuhtanen

  • 62'

    Gabriel Bispo

    A. Vidjeskog

  • 64'

    F. Valencic

    T. Vayrynen

  • 74'

    A. Ngueukam

    K. Meriluoto

  • 74'

    T. Ollila

    W. D. Parfitt-

  • 89'

    D. Tomas

  • 90'

    P. Pennanen

Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, KuPS will play away with VPS on the 11th of September with a 16-10 head to head statistic in favor of KuPS (9 draws).

Ilves will host Inter Turku on the 11th of September with a 8-8 head to head.

KuPS: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Simo Valakari chose to play with the following team: Otso Virtanen, Saku Savolainen, Diogo Tomas, Henri Toivomäki, Jaakko Oksanen, Axel Vidjeskog, Anton Popovitch, Daniel Carrillo, Joona Veteli, Tim Väyrynen and Jānis Ikaunieks.


KuPS made 2 changes: A. Vidjeskog for Gabriel Bispo (62′) and T. Vayrynen for F. Valencic (64′).

Ilves: Formation and Lineups

Ilves started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Toni Kallio played with: Eetu Huuhtanen, Aapo Mäenpää, Kalle Katz, Tatu Miettunen, Najeeb Yakubu, Petteri Pennanen, Tuure Siira, Yusif Moussa, Djair Parfitt-Williams, Kai Meriluoto and Adam Larsson.


Ilves made 4 changes: T. Siira for D. Arifi (59′), E. Huuhtanen for R. Leislahti (60′), K. Meriluoto for A. Ngueukam (74′) and W. D. Parfitt- for T. Ollila (74′).

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