Last year’s Cup winners, BK Häcken lost 3-1 on Saturday at their Bravida Arena to Östersunds FK in the Swedish Cup Semi-finals.
Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara scored BK Häcken’s only goal with his head and his fifth in this year’s cup competition but was not enough to take his side’s to the 2017 Swedish Cup final.
Häcken were two down in the opening half hour – goals from Tom Pettersson and Saman Ghoddos for the visiting team Östersunds FK in the 6th and 30th minutes respectively before Sierra Leone striker Kamara pulled one back in the 32′ minutes at their Bravida Arena.
Saman Ghoddos scored his second and Östersunds third in the 87th minutes to wrapped up the victory and helped his side to their first ever cup final.
In the second half, BK Häcken took over the game at times. But does not create as many chances and they were unable to be clinical in front of goal when Joel Andersson lifting the ball to an onrushing Paulinho but only saved on the goal line!
Hacken, who won the Cup last year was often got stuck in a tight defensive game.
Hacken’s technician Mikael Stahre: “Obviously disappointing to lose, but we played against a good team. 70 percent of football matches are won by the team that scores the first goal. We conceded an after six minutes. It put a stamp on the game.”
Östersunds faces the winner between IFK Norrköping and Brommapojkarna, who play the other semi-final on Sunday.
Match Facts: Starting Elevens
Hacken: Abrahamsson – Andersson, Lindgren, Wahlstrom (Maholli, 66 ‘), Arkivuo (Egbuchulam, 85’) – Friberg, Faltsetas (Paulinho, 38 ‘), Abubakari – Farnerud, Kamara Mohammed
Ostersund: Keita – Mensiro, Bergqvist (Somi, 46 ‘), Pettersson, Widgren -Sema (Gero, 85’), Nouri, Bachirou, Bertilsson (Edwards, 50 ‘) – Ghoddos, Aeish