Swedish Cup round 5: Sunnanå defeats Djurgården on penalties
If you didn't know this already, the Swedish Cup is not a very big deal in Sweden. Neither the men's nor the women's cup tournaments are anything close to as important as they are in e.g. Norway, Germany or England. Subsequently, almost all damallsvenskan teams rests important players for cup matches, even when they are playing other Damallsvenskan sides. The rethoric is that the cup is important, and most of the coaches were displeased with their teams performance. Still, when you use your back-up goalie and decides to bring a bunch of 16 years olds from the development team, you really can't expect your players to give it their all.
AIK - Qbik 3 - 2 (1-2)
Goals: 0-1 Jeniffer Meier (8), 1-1 Sofia Simonsson (25), 1-2 Jeniffer Meier (36), 2-2 Daniella Wallander (54), 3-2 Camilla Ulander-Nilsson (60)
AIK hosted Qbik, a team they lost to in their away meet in Damallsvenskan and still decided to rest half their first team. "We've been playing three matches a week lately, and just had to give some players a rest. And it seemed like Qbik rested some of theirs too", coach Jörgen Zetterström commented. Since both sides handicapped themselves, it became a fairly close match that could have been won by either side.
Nya Wermlandstidningen: Qbik nära 3?1 ledning men utslaget
Värmlands Folkblad: Knapp förlust för Qbik i cupen
AIK: AIK till kvartsfinal
IFK Värnamo - Linköpings FC 0 - 4 (0-0)
Goals: 0-1 Maria Aronsson (57), 0-2 Kosovare Asllani (60), 0-3 Tiffeny Milbrett (61), 0-4 Tiffeny Milbrett (84)
1st division side Värmano played good defense against Linköping, but finally had to concede, three goals in four minutes decided the match. Plus Värnamo's complete inability to challenge Linköping's goal.
Tiffeny Milbrett left Sweden on a high note, scoring twice in her last match before travelling back over the Atlantic. Linköping rested national team players Rohlin, Seger and Öqvist.
Corren: Milbrett avgjorde i cupen
Linköping: LFC till kvartsfinal i cupen
Bälinge - Hammarby IF 1 - 0 (1-0)
Goals: 1-0 Linda Sembrandt (31)
Bälinge had three players with Finland's national team and rested another three starters and still got a somewhat lucky win. They scored on their only real opportunity in the first half and created even less in the second. Hammarby, resting Sara Johansson, had most possession but huge problems getting through Bälinge's defense.
Upsala Nya Tidning: Sembrant sköt Bälinge vidare
Hammarby: Utslagna i cupen mot Bälinge
Hägglunds IoFK - Umeå IK 0 - 12 (0-7)
Goals: 0-1 Madeleine Edlund (1), 0-2 Ma Xiaoxu (20), 0-3 June Pedersen (22), 0-4 Elaine (24), 0-5 Ma Xiaoxu (29), 0-6 June Pedersen (35), 0-7 Madeleine Edlund (39), 0-8 Lisa Dahlkvist (50), 0-9 Lise Klaveness (65), 0-10 Linnea Ågren (70), 0-11 Linnea Ågren (81), 0-12 Own goal (90)
2nd division side Hägglunds is most known for Malin Moström and Frida Östberg, who both started their careers there. Umeå rested Marta and Hanna Ljungberg, but the team started on full throttle and never slowed down. 16 year old Linnea Ågren from the development team, who was subbed in during the second half and scored two goals, was the attraction of the match.
Västerbottenskuriren: 16-årig succédebutant i UIK
Västerbottens Folkblad: ?och en annan 16-åring gjorde succé i UIK
Örnsköldsviks Allehanda: En stor lektion i fotboll
SVT: match clip
IF Norvalla - Kopparbergs/Göteborg 1 - 6 (0-4)
Goals: 0-1 Sara Lindén (6), 0-2 Frida Svensson (11), 0-3 Sara Lindén (30), 0-4 Sofie Andersson (44), 0-5 Frida Svensson (68), 0-6 Frida Svensson (76)
Göteborg rested Lotta Schelin, Maria Karlsson, Marlene Sjöberg and Jenny Engwall, but Norvalla still didn't have a prayer, much because of Göteborg's strong midfield. 17 year old Frida Svensson played on Lotta Schelin's position and scored four goals, Johanna Almgren played 20 minutes in her first match after her injury almost a year ago.
Göteborgsposten: 17-åring stal hela showen!
Hallands Nyheter: Inte ens nära!
Karlskrona FF - LDB FC Malmö 0-2 (0-3)
Goals: 0-1 Emma Stålhammar (34), 0-2 Emma Stålhammar (35), 0-3 Manon Melis (81)
Karlskrona FF plays in the 3rd disision but has 42 straight victories since the club started in the 5th two years ago. Several of their players have Damallsvenskan experience (IF Trion 2002-2003). Malmö's Icelandic players Helgadottir and Stefansdottir were playing European Championship qualifications while Caroline Jönsson, Nilla Fischer and Therese Lundin rested. Instead they used several players from the development team.
Sydöstran: KFF:s cupsaga är över
Sunnanå SK - Djurgården 10 - 9 (3-3 ET, 2-2 FT, 0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Victoria Svensson (28), 1-1Hanna Marklund (47), 2-1 Josefin Johansson (53), 2-2 Kristin Bengtsson (81 PK), 3-2 Lisa Renberg (104), 3-3 Victoria Svensson (108)
Sunnanå and Djurgården played a draw last time they met and both teams attempts to give a handicap to the other side just seemed to make this match even closer. But Djurgården made smaller changes from their normal set-up (Nordby on national team assignment, Dalum and Bengtsson starting on the bench) than Sunnanå, that put a huge group of teenagers on the field. Strangely this seemed to benefit Sunnanå and not Djurgården. 16 years old Emelie Marklund made her debut for Sunnanå's full team and scored the deciding penalty.
Penalty shoot-out, Sunnanå: Carina Holmberg, Hanna Marklund, Josefin Johansson (miss), Magdalena Esseyd (miss), Elin Lundholm, Mirjam Marklund, Sandra Berggren, Maja Johansson, Emelie Marklund. Djurgården: Victoria Svensson, Kristin Bengtsson, Emma Lundh (miss), Dorte Dalum Jensen, Linda Forsberg (miss), Elin Ekblom, Sara Thunebro, Jane Törnqvist, Ariane Hingst (miss).
Norra Västerbotten: Segerjubel till slut för Sunnanå
Västerbottens Folkblad: 16-åriga Emelie debuterade med att straffa Djurgården
Tyresö FF - KIF Örebro 0 - 1 (0-1)
Goals: 0-1 Keeley Dowling (35)
A pretty much full Kif Örebro team, missing only the Hammarström sisters, narrowly defeated 2nd division side Tyresö. Coach Holmlund, who chose to put Keeley Dowling in the attack together with Emelia Erixon, was probably pleased with his unorthodox use of the merited defender Dowling, but disappointed with the match: "A really bad 2nd division match."
Nerikes Allehanda: Keeley på topp avgjorde för KIF
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