Veikkausliiga: Oulu tops Haka 3-0

OULU. Oulu was ultimately too strong for Haka.


OULU. Oulu was in the end too strong for Haka with the goal of O. Liimatta (2′), D. Salanovic (44′ pen) and M. Koskela (62′). Haka lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Raatin stadion stadium in Oulu on Friday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Oliver Reitala who had the assistance of Juhani Karstila and Jarno Kiistala. The 4th official was Tatu Korkalainen. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 1.2 degrees Celsius or 34.21 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

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

Haka was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 6 were on target. Nevertheless, Oulu was able to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Oulu shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Haka shot 7 times, 6 on target, 1 off target.


Oulu received 1 yellow card (O. Suutari). On the opposite side, Haka received 2 yellow cards (H. Malundama and N. Friberg).

After this match, Oulu will have 2 points to stay in the 11th place. On the other side, Haka will stay with 9 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 2'

    O. Liimatta

  • 35'

    O. Suutari

    M. Lopez

  • 43'

    H. Malundama

  • 44'

    D. Salanovic (Penalty)

  • 50'

    E. Banza

    D. Salanovic

  • 57'

    N. Friberg

  • 62'

    M. Koskela

    R. Floro

  • 62'

    E. Collin

    H. Malundama

  • 63'

    S. Zarokostas

    L. Rogerson

  • 71'

    O. Suutari

  • 71'

    O. Laaksonen

    S. Saarinen

  • 74'

    M. Konkkola

    O. Liimatta

  • 75'

    J. Kallinen

    R. Floro

  • 74'

    M. Breitenmoser

    R. Selander

  • 79'

    T. Purme

    J. Laine

  • 79'

    D. Acka

    S. Ojala

Next match

In the upcoming Veikkausliiga match, Oulu will host HIFK on the 7th of May with a 2-0 head to head in favor of HIFK (0 draws).

Haka will host VPS on the 7th of May with a 6-5 head to head record in favor of Haka (5 draws).

Oulu: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Ricardo Duarte chose to play with the following team: Calum Ward, Aapo Heikkilä, Miika Koskela, Rafinha, Noah Pallas, Riku Selander, Armend Kabashi, Otso Liimatta, Rafael Floro, Michael López and Dennis Salanović.


Oulu made 5 changes: M. Lopez for O. Suutari (35′), D. Salanovic for E. Banza (50′), O. Liimatta for M. Konkkola (74′), R. Floro for J. Kallinen (75′) and R. Selander for M. Breitenmoser (74′).

Haka: Formation and Lineups

Haka started with a 5-2-3 line-up (5-2-3).

On the opposite side, Teemu Tainio played with: Aatu Hakala, Seth Saarinen, Niklas Friberg, Luiyi de Lucas, Eero-Matti Auvinen, Henri Malundama, Janne-Pekka Laine, Atte Sihvonen, Logan Rogerson, Salomo Ojala and Lee Erwin.


Haka made 5 changes: H. Malundama for E. Collin (62′), L. Rogerson for S. Zarokostas (63′), S. Saarinen for O. Laaksonen (71′), J. Laine for T. Purme (79′) and S. Ojala for D. Acka (79′).

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