Super Cup: Umeå prevails
Linköping FC - Umeå IK 1 - 3 (1-0)
Linköping: Maria Cederholm - Marie-Louise Skålberg, Sara Larsson (45 Maria Lindström), Frida Östberg, Maria Karlsson - Perta Larsson, Caroline Seger (68 Kosovare Asllani), Maja Krantz (62 Tiffeny Milbrett) - Ann Westermark, Maria Aronsson, Josefine Öqvist
Umeå: Carola Söberg - Anna Paulson, Karolina Westberg, Johanna Frisk (45 Emma Berglund), Maria Bergkvist - Lisa Dahlqvist, Elaine, Lise Klaveness, Marta - Madelaine Edlund, Erika Karlsson (45 Ma Xiaoxu).
Goals: 1-0 Maria Aronsson (16), 1-1 Karolina Westberg (51), 1-2 Madeleine Edlund (69), 1-3 Madeleine Edlund (83)
Umeå coach André Jeglertz was not happy with his team at haf time: "We were playing like a girls team". And Linköping had been having the initiative in the first half, repeatedly finding their way through Umeå's defense. And they could have been a couple of more goals up; a shot in the woodwork by young debutant Maja Krantz and Josefine Öqvist narrowly missing after making her way through a permissive Umeå defense. But things changed in the second half. Umeå did two half time replacements (a seldom seen sight with Umeå), letting Ma Xiaoxu on for her first real match. Her entry and probably something Jeglertz said in the lockerroom changed the picture. There was a general shake-up on the Umeå side and when team captain Karolina Westberg scored off a Marta corner-kick (I think she has scored on a penalty kick before, but still a rare thing), Umeå's confinence grew and Linköping's began to falter. Madeleine Edlund looked really good, scoring first set up by Ma and then by Marta (a great looking volley-shot). Linköping seemed to lose the will already after Umeå made it 1-2 and captain Frida Östberg commented that they really had to find out why the team lose their spirit like that. Jeglert was more satisfied, but still worried about the performance: "We can't afford to be this uneven, we must be able to keep a high level through-out the entire match."
Svt: Umeå vann supercupen (video)
Corren: LFC tappade guldet i finalen
Västerbottens Fokblad: Magisk vändning av UIK
Västerbottenskuriren: Första titeln blev UIK:s
Linköping's midfielder Caroline Seger had to limp off the field after a crash with Umeå's Elaine, to much worry among the teammates and coaches. The club has already lost two key players to knee injuries (Lindahl and Rantanen). But the answer after a MRI examination was calming: no inner damage to the knee and after a few days of rest Seger should be fit again.
Did I read that right? Karolina Westberg scored???
Not that a defender scoring a goal is strange, but I've never known Westberg getting a goal!
Thanks for the backup, stranger-- that's what I've been saying elsewhere. Westberg scoring = a sign of the end times.