FC Honka – SJK Seinäjoki 5:6 a.P.
The first semi final ended 1:1 after 90 minutes. Both goals were provided by huge goalkeeper mistakes. First one ended in a penalty which Mehmet Hetemaj converted for SJK.
Honka hit back 5 minutes before halftime, when SJK keeper Mihkel Aksalu couldn’t control a free kick and invited Kasperi Liikonen to level the game.
In the penalty shootout the first player that took a shot was the only one not to score. Poor Duarte Tammilehto. Hetemaj, who already could practise during the 90 minutes, sealed the victory with the decisive penalty for his team.
Ilves Tampere – HJK Helsinki 0:1
Yet again HJK can rely on the scoring ability of Alfredo Morelos. The columbian scored his fifth goal this Suomen Cup season and got Helsinki their ticket for the 2017 final.
But he wasn’t the matchwinner at all, because their was plenty of drama to come. HJK were pretty lucky to avoid the penalty shootout, since Ilves were rewarded a stoppage time spot kick after a foul by Anthony Annan inside the box. Tatu Miettunen could have been the saviour for his side, but was tragically denied by HJK’s german keeper Thomas Dähne, the true matchwinner of the second semi final.
HJK and SJK will play the Suomen Cup final on 23rd September.