The match for the bronze medal continued very tight until the last quarter. Team Finland was stronger and could vary its offensive plays. Karri Pajarinen and Veikka Lehtonen scored twice and secured the bronze medals for Team Finland. Final score 35–21 (14–7) for the EC-hosts.

The Finnish sauna was heated and ready. Team Finland stopped Team Sweden’s first drive, used continuous running plays and scored its first touchdown after one and a half minute’s play. Karri Pajarinen rushed for 14 yards, and Joni-Petteri Malka kicked an extra point. A quick seven-point lead for the hosts.

Karri Pajarinen (9) scored twice against Team Sweden and was Team Finland’s top ball carrier with 12 runs and 82 yards. Photo: Samppa Toivonen

Team Sweden fought back and forced Finnish offense to fumble the ball. Then the Swedes played a long drive but couldn’t score in the first quarter.

After Team Sweden missed a field goal attempt Team Finland attacked heavily. A drive ended with Marcus Siiskonen receiving quarterback Miro Kadmiry’s pass and scoring his first touchdown wearing Team Finland’s jersey. The heat was on and the Swedes felt the pressure.

Marcus Siiskonen (36) scored his first touchdown representing Team Finland. Photo: Samppa Toivonen

The Swedes could stand the heat. Quarterback Philip Juhlin fooled Finnish defense, rushed into goal area and narrowed the lead to eight points. A very important touchdown at the end of the first half. The Three Crowns were back in business.

Swedish quarterback Philip Juhlin (2) fooling Finnish defense. Photo: Antti Koikkalainen

The Finns are respectable hosts but there was no hospitality in the game

Finnish first drive of the second half ended to a touchdown. Veikka Lehtonen rushed over the goal line after a half minute play. Malka kicked extra point. He hasn’t missed any attempts in the tournament.

Jacob Dahre showed how clever and strong he is. Twice in a row he got rid of his shadow received two passes by Juhlin behind the goal line. First, a touchdown and then two extra points. Team Sweden had its momentum.

After a long drive Emil Knutsson scored for Team Sweden a touchdown, passed by Juhlin, and Dahre evened the score board with an extra point kick. 21–21 before last quarter of the game.

Team Finland started again strongly. Pajarinen rushed his second touchdown of the game and Malka continued kicking extra points without a miss.

The Finns were determined to take the bronze medals. Lehtonen rushed his second touchdown of the game and Malka did what was expected. The game was over for Team Sweden.

 

IFAF European Championships, Final Gameday:

04.04.2018 | 15:00 | MUP Stadium, Vantaa:

Team Finland – Team Sweden 35–21 (7–0, 7–6, 7–15, 14–0)

 

Goal scorers:

First Quarter

7–0 Karri Pajarinen + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

Second Quarter

14–0 Marcus Siiskonen (Miro Kadmiry) + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

14–6 Philip Juhlin

Third Quarter

21–6 Veikka Lehtonen + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

21–14 Jacob Dahre (Philip Juhlin) + 2p Jacob Dahre

21–21 Emil Knutsson (Philip Juhlin) + 1p Jacob Dahre

Fourth Quarter

28–21 Karri Pajarinen + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

35–21 Veikka Lehtonen + 1p Joni-Petteri Malka

 

Statistics

Picture: Samppa Toivonen & Antti Koikkalainen

Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018)

Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018)


 

Scoring Summary

 
Scoring Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

Sweden (1-2) vs. Finland (2-1)

Date: Aug 04, 2018 • Site: Vantaa  • Stadium: MUP  •  Attendance: 1984

Score by Quarters  Score 
Sweden   0  6  15  0  21 
Finland   7  7  7  14  35 

SCORING SUMMARY   SWE -FIN  
1st  09:33  FIN   Pajarinen K 14 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         4 plays, 45 yards, TOP 1:21  0 - 7 
2nd  09:01  FIN   Siiskonen M 34 yd pass from Kadmiry M (Malka J-P kick) 
         5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:16  0 - 14 
  00:58  SWE   Juhlin P 8 yd run (Dahre J kick blockd) 
         8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:29  6 - 14 
3rd  09:32  FIN   Lehtonen V 4 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         6 plays, 63 yards, TOP 2:21  6 - 21 
  06:36  SWE   Dahre J 7 yd pass from Juhlin P (Dahre J pass from Juhlin P) 
         7 plays, 68 yards, TOP 2:47  14 - 21 
  00:44  SWE   Knutsson E 18 yd pass from Juhlin P (Dahre J kick) 
         12 plays, 78 yards, TOP 4:25  21 - 21 
4th  08:08  FIN   Pajarinen K 4 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         10 plays, 74 yards, TOP 4:13  21 - 28 
  01:56  FIN   Lehtonen V 6 yd run (Malka J-P kick) 
         10 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:22  21 - 35 

Kickoff time: 15.00  • End of Game: 17.33  • Total elapsed time: 2h 33min
Referee: Beylich B  •  Umpire: Immonen M  •  Linesman: Caldes O  •  Line judge: Hofbauer T  •  Back judge: Kalliokoski J  •  Field judge: Edelmuller W  •  Side judge: von Sydow H  •  Center judge: Bruun J  • 
Temperature: +24  • Wind: 4 m/s  • Weather: Cloudy
 

Team Statistics

 
Team Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

 Team Totals  SWE  FIN 
FIRST DOWNS  25  19 
   Rushing  11 
   Passing  14 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  104  225 
   Rushing Attempts  25  35 
   Average Per Rush  4.2  6.4 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  109  236 
   Yards Lost Rushing  11 
NET YARDS PASSING  310  159 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  21-41-2  13-18-0 
   Average Per Attempt  7.6  8.8 
   Average Per Completion  14.8  12.2 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  414  384 
   Total offense plays  66  53 
   Average Gain Per Play  6.3  7.2 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  1-1  1-1 
Penalties: Number-Yards  7-83  4-64 
PUNTS-YARDS  2-52  3-143 
   Average Yards Per Punt  26.0  47.7 
   Net Yards Per Punt  23.0  33.7 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  4-194  6-334 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  48.5  55.7 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  31.8  36.5 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  1-2-0  1-6-0 
   Average Per Return  2.0  6.0 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  5-95-0  4-67-0 
   Average Per Return  19.0  16.8 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  2-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  25:22  22:38 
   1st Quarter  8:54  3:06 
   2nd Quarter  6:23  5:37 
   3rd Quarter  7:21  4:39 
   4th Quarter  2:44  9:16 
Third-Down Conversions  7 of 13  5 of 8 
Fourth-Down Conversions  2 of 2  0 of 0 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  3-4  4-4 
   Touchdowns  3-4  4-4 
   Field goals  0-4  0-4 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  1-2  1-1 
PAT Kicks  1-2  5-5 
Field Goals  0-1  0-0 
Points off turnovers 
 

Individual Statistics

 
Individual Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

Sweden
  
Finland
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Juhlin P   13  81  80  25  6.2 
Ernlund K   13  13  3.2 
Torenson V   11  11  2.8 
Knutsson E   2.0 
Wahlberg O   -4  -2.0 
Totals...  25  109  104  25  4.2 
  
  
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Pajarinen K   12  83  82  16  6.8 
Suoste T   50  50  50  50.0 
Jussila H   49  49  20  9.8 
Lehtonen V   36  36  4.5 
Lehtonen T   13  10  3.3 
Kadmiry M   0.0 
Team Finland   -2  -1.0 
Totals...  35  236  11  225  50  6.4 
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Juhlin P   21-41-2  310  29 
Totals...  21-41-2  310  29 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Kadmiry M   13-18-0  159  34 
Totals...  13-18-0  159  34 
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Dahre J   10  122  23 
Jacobsen T   84  29 
Sander M   41  20 
Galewski S   45  24 
Knutsson E   18  18 
Totals...  21  310  29 
  
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Pinta T   29  17 
Siiskonen M   41  34 
Seppanen M   34  19 
Kyei M   23  15 
Pajarinen K   19  16 
Linnainmaa K   13 
Totals...  13  159  34 
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Juhlin P   52  26.0  30 
Totals...  52  26.0  30 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Olin A   143  47.7  58 
Totals...  143  47.7  58 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Persson M   50  26 
Petersson N   45  18 
Totals...  95  26 
  
  
  
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Siiskonen M   24  24 
Seppanen M  
Kyei M   43  27 
Luoma D  
Olin A  
Totals...  67  27 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Dahre J   122  122 
Jacobsen T   84  84 
Juhlin P   80  80 
Persson M   50  50 
Petersson N   45  47 
Galewski S   45  45 
Sander M   41  41 
Knutsson E   18  22 
Ernlund K   13  13 
Torenson V   11  11 
Wahlberg O   -4  -4 
Totals...  104  310  95  511 
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Pajarinen K   82  19  101 
Kyei M   23  43  66 
Siiskonen M   41  24  65 
Suoste T   50  50 
Jussila H   49  49 
Seppanen M   34  40 
Lehtonen V   36  36 
Pinta T   29  29 
Linnainmaa K   13  13 
Lehtonen T   10  10 
Team Finland   -2  -2 
Totals...  225  159  67  457 
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
Dahre J  2nd  11:17  33 yards  Missed 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
  
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Dahre J   194  48.5 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Malka J-P   334  55.7 
 
FUMBLES: Sweden-Galewski S 1-1. Finland-Pinta T 1-1.
 

Drive Chart

 
Drive Chart (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
SWE   1st  S23  12:00  Kickoff  S23  10:54     Punt  3-0  1:06    
SWE   1st  S20  09:33  Kickoff  S26  07:59     Punt  3-6  1:34    
SWE   1st  S21  06:14  Fumble  F16  11:17     Missed FG  14-63  6:57 
SWE   2nd  S17  08:55  Kickoff  F38  05:08     Interception  8-45  3:47    
SWE   2nd  S20  02:27  Punt  F00  00:58  TOUCHDOWN  8-80  1:29 
SWE   2nd  S20  00:18  Punt  S30  00:00     End of half  2-10  0:18    
SWE   3rd  S32  09:23  Kickoff  F00  06:36  TOUCHDOWN  7-68  2:47 
SWE   3rd  S22  05:09  Punt  F00  00:44  TOUCHDOWN  12-78  4:25 
SWE   4th  S33  07:57  Kickoff  F35  06:18     Fumble  4-32  1:39    
SWE   4th  S16  01:48  Kickoff  S49  01:02     Interception  6-33  0:46    
  
FIN   1st  S45  10:54  Punt  S00  09:33  TOUCHDOWN  4-45  1:21 
FIN   1st  F50  07:59  Punt  S21  06:14     Fumble  4-29  1:45    
FIN   2nd  F20  11:17  Missed FG  S00  09:01  TOUCHDOWN  5-80  2:16    
FIN   2nd  F10  05:08  Interception  F42  02:27     Punt  5-32  2:41    
FIN   2nd  F32  00:58  Kickoff  S45  00:18     Punt  4-23  0:40    
FIN   3rd  F37  11:53  Kickoff  S00  09:32  TOUCHDOWN  6-63  2:21 
FIN   3rd  F38  06:20  Kickoff  F40  05:09     Punt  3-2  1:11    
FIN   3rd  F26  00:21  Kickoff  S00  08:08  TOUCHDOWN  10-74  4:13 
FIN   4th  F35  06:18  Fumble  S00  01:56  TOUCHDOWN  10-65  4:22 
FIN   4th  F25  01:02  Interception  F08  00:00     End of half  2--17  1:02    

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Sweden   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   08:54   06:23   07:21   02:44      15:17   10:05      25:22  
3rd Down Conversions   0/4   4/5   3/3   0/1      4/9   3/4      7/13  
Average field position  S21   S19   S27   S24      S20   S25      S22  
4th Down Conversions   1/1   0/0   0/0   1/1      1/1   1/1      2/2  
  
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
Finland   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   03:06   05:37   04:39   09:16      08:43   13:55      22:38  
3rd Down Conversions   0/0   0/2   2/3   3/3      0/2   5/6      5/8  
Average field position  S48   F20   F33   F30      F33   F32      F32  
4th Down Conversions   0/0   0/0   0/0   0/0      0/0   0/0      0/0  

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
SWE   1st  S23  12:00  Kickoff  S23  10:54     Punt  3-0  1:06    
FIN   1st  S45  10:54  Punt  S00  09:33  TOUCHDOWN  4-45  1:21 
SWE   1st  S20  09:33  Kickoff  S26  07:59     Punt  3-6  1:34    
FIN   1st  F50  07:59  Punt  S21  06:14     Fumble  4-29  1:45    
SWE   1st  S21  06:14  Fumble  F16  11:17     Missed FG  14-63  6:57 
FIN   2nd  F20  11:17  Missed FG  S00  09:01  TOUCHDOWN  5-80  2:16    
  
SWE   2nd  S17  08:55  Kickoff  F38  05:08     Interception  8-45  3:47    
FIN   2nd  F10  05:08  Interception  F42  02:27     Punt  5-32  2:41    
SWE   2nd  S20  02:27  Punt  F00  00:58  TOUCHDOWN  8-80  1:29 
FIN   2nd  F32  00:58  Kickoff  S45  00:18     Punt  4-23  0:40    
SWE   2nd  S20  00:18  Punt  S30  00:00     End of half  2-10  0:18    
FIN   3rd  F37  11:53  Kickoff  S00  09:32  TOUCHDOWN  6-63  2:21 
  
SWE   3rd  S32  09:23  Kickoff  F00  06:36  TOUCHDOWN  7-68  2:47 
FIN   3rd  F38  06:20  Kickoff  F40  05:09     Punt  3-2  1:11    
SWE   3rd  S22  05:09  Punt  F00  00:44  TOUCHDOWN  12-78  4:25 
FIN   3rd  F26  00:21  Kickoff  S00  08:08  TOUCHDOWN  10-74  4:13 
SWE   4th  S33  07:57  Kickoff  F35  06:18     Fumble  4-32  1:39    
  
FIN   4th  F35  06:18  Fumble  S00  01:56  TOUCHDOWN  10-65  4:22 
SWE   4th  S16  01:48  Kickoff  S49  01:02     Interception  6-33  0:46    
FIN   4th  F25  01:02  Interception  F08  00:00     End of half  2--17  1:02    
 

Defensive Statistics

 
Defensive Statistics (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

##  Sweden   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
40  Jonsson F   7.0  1.0/1   1-0   .   .  
34  Zetterberg A   6.5  .   .   .   .  
46  Akena J   5.5  .   .   .   .  
21  Minja P   5.5  .   .   .   .  
24  Persson M   4.5  .   .   .   .  
92  Engstrom M   2.5  .   .   .   .  
99  Aibueku N   2.5  1.0/3   .   .   .  
1   Petersson N   1.5  .   .   .   .  
53  Gudding M   1.0  1.0/3   .   .   .  
82  Jacobsen T   1.0  .   .   .   .  
22  Grandin J   1.0  .   .   .   .  
96  Vasic G   1.0  0.5/1   .   .   0.5/1  
10  Asp T   0.5  .   .   .   .  
95  Pettersson K   0.5  0.5/1   .   .   0.5/1  
94  Lannefors JP   0.5  .   .   .   .  
##  Finland   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
24  Suojanen V-V   6.0  1.0/3   1-0   .   .  
27  Lempinen V   5.0  .   .   .   .  
1   Olin A   4.5  .   .   2-0   .  
2   Kuikka N   4.5  1.0/1   .   .   .  
41  Toivonen S   4.0  .   .   .   .  
43  Ayravainen S   3.0  .   .   .   .  
3   Koivumaki J   2.0  1.0/1   .   .   1.0/1  
34  Raatikainen J   2.0  .   .   .   .  
10  Kyei M   2.0  .   .   .   .  
96  Karbin S   1.5  .   .   .   .  
39  Varinen J   1.5  .   .   .   .  
98  Lindqvist J   1.5  .   .   .   .  
90  Outinen O   1.0  .   .   .   .  
76  Lesonen H   1.0  .   .   .   .  
20  Kattainen A   1.0  .   .   .   .  
87  Ahonen T   0.5  .   .   .   .  
46  Laherma J   0.5  .   .   .   .  
99  Kreus J   0.5  .   .   .   .  
 

Participation Report

 
Participation Report (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

Sweden  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   2   Juhlin P  
RB   5   Knutsson E  
WR   82  Jacobsen T  
WR   84  Dahre J  
WR   87  Sander M  
WR   89  Wahlberg O  
OL   53  Gudding M  
OL   55  Thor M  
OL   56  Lindgren J  
OL   70  Blomgren E  
OL   75  Sundqvist O  
  
Sweden  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DL   92  Engstrom M  
DL   94  Lannefors JP  
DL   95  Pettersson K  
DL   99  Aibueku N  
LB   34  Zetterberg A  
LB   40  Jonsson F  
LB   46  Akena J  
DB   1   Petersson N  
DB   10  Asp T  
DB   21  Minja P  
DB   24  Persson M  
  
Finland  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   7   Kadmiry M  
RB   31  Lehtonen V  
WR   32  Linnainmaa K  
WR   10  Kyei M  
WR   82  Seppanen M  
WR   81  Pinta T  
OL   77  Luoto I  
OL   78  Tennberg A  
OL   65  Lahti J  
OL   71  Pietila J  
OL   74  Lautala P  
  
Finland  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DL   90  Outinen O  
DL   76  Lesonen H  
DL   99  Kreus J  
DL   87  Ahonen T  
LB   96  Karbin S  
LB   41  Toivonen S  
LB   43  Ayravainen S  
DB   1   Olin A  
DB   24  Suojanen V-V  
DB   2   Kuikka N  
DB   27  Lempinen V  

Sweden: 8-Aberg M, 12-Brogren S, 20-Ernlund K, 22-Grandin J, 25-Torenson V, 32-Jarvela F, 65-Wittberg A, 66-Johansson N, 79-KirkJohansson C, 80-Lindeus J, 81-Galewski S, 86-Taborda E, 91-Johnsson M, 96-Vasic G.

Finland: 3-Koivumaki J, 6-Luoma D, 8-Lehtinen J, 9-Pajarinen K, 15-Jussila H, 16-Malka J-P, 20-Kattainen A, 22-Inkinen S, 25-Lehtonen T, 28-Vasanoja W, 30-Suoste T, 34-Raatikainen J, 36-Siiskonen M, 39-Varinen J, 46-Laherma J, 52-Laine R, 60-Jaaskalainen T, 72-Mononen J, 84-Laine I, 86-Vesterinen E, 88-Ndongo T, 91-Kankaanpaa L, 98-Lindqvist J.
 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)

1st Quarter

SE WIN cointoss, KO Return
Swe 1-10at Swe35FIN ball on SWE35.
Malka J-P kickoff 30 yards to the SWE5, Petersson N return 18 yards to the SWE23 (Koivumaki J).
Swe 1-10at Swe23Juhlin P pass incomplete to Sander M, dropped pass.
Swe 2-10at Swe23Knutsson E rush for no gain to the SWE23 (Lesonen H;Toivonen S).
Swe 3-10at Swe23Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J, dropped pass.
Swe 4-10at Swe23Juhlin P punt 22 yards to the SWE45, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 01:06
Fin 1-10at Swe45FINLAND drive start at 10:54.
Fin 1-10at Swe45Pajarinen K rush for 5 yards to the SWE40 (Zetterberg A;Akena J).
Fin 2-5at Swe40Pajarinen K rush for 13 yards to the SWE27, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds.
Fin 1-10at Swe27Pajarinen K rush for 13 yards to the SWE14, 1ST DOWN FIN (Akena J;Jonsson F).
Fin 1-10at Swe14Pajarinen K rush for 14 yards to the SWE0, 1ST DOWN FIN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:33.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 7, Sweden 0
Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards, TOP 01:21
Malka J-P kickoff 65 yards to the SWE0, touchback.
Swe 1-10at Swe20SWEDEN drive start at 09:33.
Swe 1-10at Swe20Juhlin P rush for 1 yard to the SWE21 (Karbin S;Suojanen V-V).
Swe 2-9at Swe21Juhlin P pass incomplete to 88 (Toivonen S).
Swe 3-9at Swe21Juhlin P rush for 5 yards to the SWE26 (Lindqvist J;Kuikka N).
Swe 4-4at Swe26Juhlin P punt 30 yards to the FIN44, Seppanen M return 6 yards to the 50 yardline (Jacobsen T).
Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, TOP 01:34
Fin 1-10at Fin50FINLAND drive start at 07:59.
Fin 1-10at Fin50Pajarinen K rush for 7 yards to the SWE43 (Zetterberg A;Engstrom M).
Fin 2-3at Swe43Pajarinen K rush for loss of 1 yard to the SWE44 (Jonsson F).
Fin 3-4at Swe44Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Luoma D, PENALTY SWE pass interference (Persson M) 12 yards to the SWE32, 1ST DOWN FIN, NO PLAY.
Fin 1-10at Swe32Kadmiry M pass complete to Pajarinen K for 3 yards to the SWE29 (Minja P).
Fin 2-7at Swe29Kadmiry M pass complete to Pinta T for 8 yards to the SWE21, fumble forced by Petersson N, fumble by Pinta T recovered by SWE Jonsson F at SWE21.
Drive: 4 plays, 29 yards, TOP 01:45
Swe 1-10at Swe21SWEDEN drive start at 06:14.
Swe 1-10at Swe21Juhlin P rush for 10 yards to the SWE31, 1ST DOWN SWE (Kuikka N;Ayravainen S).
Swe 1-10at Swe31Knutsson E rush for 4 yards to the SWE35 (Kreus J;Lesonen H).
Swe 2-6at Swe35Juhlin P rush for 8 yards to the SWE43, 1ST DOWN SWE (Lempinen V).
Swe 1-10at Swe43Juhlin P rush for 7 yards to the 50 yardline (Raatikainen J).
Swe 2-3at Swe50Torenson V rush for 2 yards to the FIN48 (Ayravainen S).
Swe 3-1at Fin48PENALTY SWE personal foul 15 yards to the SWE37.
Swe 3-16at Swe37Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 14 yards to the FIN49 (Kuikka N;Olin A).
Swe 4-2at Fin49Juhlin P rush for 3 yards to the FIN46, 1ST DOWN SWE.
Swe 1-10at Fin46Juhlin P pass complete to Jacobsen T for 22 yards to the FIN24, 1ST DOWN SWE (Lempinen V).
Swe 1-10at Fin24Juhlin P pass incomplete, PENALTY SWE intentional grounding (Juhlin P) 17 yards to the FIN41, NO PLAY.
Swe 1-27at Fin412nd and 27.
Swe 2-27at Fin41Wahlberg O rush for loss of 1 yard to the FIN42 (Kuikka N).
Swe 3-28at Fin42Juhlin P pass incomplete.
Swe 4-28at Fin42Timeout Sweden, clock 01:01.
Swe 4-28at Fin42Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J, PENALTY FIN pass interference (Olin A) 19 yards to the FIN23, 1ST DOWN SWE, NO PLAY.
Swe 1-10at Fin23Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 8 yards to the FIN15.
Swe 2-2at Fin15Juhlin P sacked for loss of 1 yard to the FIN16 (Koivumaki J).
Drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, TOP 06:57
Finland 7, Sweden 0
2nd Quarter

Swe 3-3at Fin16Start of 2nd quarter, clock 12:00.
Swe 3-3at Fin16Juhlin P rush for no gain to the FIN16 (Lindqvist J).
Swe 4-3at Fin16Dahre J field goal attempt from 33 MISSED - wide left, spot at FIN20, clock 11:17.
Drive: 14 plays, 63 yards, TOP 06:57
Fin 1-10at Fin20FINLAND drive start at 11:17.
Fin 1-10at Fin20Kadmiry M pass complete to Linnainmaa K for 6 yards to the FIN26 (Persson M).
Fin 2-4at Fin26Kadmiry M pass complete to Pinta T for 17 yards to the FIN43, 1ST DOWN FIN (Minja P), PENALTY SWE offside defense declined.
Fin 1-10at Fin43Kadmiry M pass complete to Kyei M for 8 yards to the SWE49 (Minja P;Persson M).
Fin 2-2at Swe49Kadmiry M pass complete to Kyei M for 15 yards to the SWE34, 1ST DOWN FIN (Minja P;Asp T).
Fin 1-10at Swe34Kadmiry M pass complete to Siiskonen M for 34 yards to the SWE0, 1ST DOWN FIN, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:01.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 14, Sweden 0
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 02:22
Malka J-P kickoff 65 yards to the SWE0, Petersson N return 17 yards to the SWE17 (Kyei M;Kattainen A).
Swe 1-10at Swe17SWEDEN drive start at 08:55.
Swe 1-10at Swe17Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J (Olin A), PENALTY SWE pass interference (Petersson N) 4 yards to the SWE21, 1ST DOWN SWE, NO PLAY.
Swe 1-10at Swe21Juhlin P pass incomplete to Jacobsen T.
Swe 2-10at Swe21Juhlin P rush for 3 yards to the SWE24 (Karbin S).
Swe 3-7at Swe24Juhlin P pass complete to Galewski S for 24 yards to the SWE48, 1ST DOWN SWE.
Swe 1-10at Swe48Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 37 yards to the FIN15, PENALTY SWE pass interference (Dahre J) 15 yards to the SWE33, NO PLAY.
Swe 1-25at Swe33Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 20 yards to the FIN47, out-of-bounds.
Swe 2-5at Fin47Wahlberg O rush for loss of 3 yards to the 50 yardline (Suojanen V-V).
Swe 3-8at Swe50PENALTY SWE delay of game (Juhlin P) 5 yards to the SWE45.
Swe 3-13at Swe45Juhlin P pass complete to Jacobsen T for 17 yards to the FIN38, 1ST DOWN SWE.
Swe 1-10at Fin38Timeout Sweden, clock 08:55.
Swe 1-10at Fin38Juhlin P pass incomplete to Sander M.
Swe 2-10at Fin38Juhlin P pass intercepted by Olin A at the FIN10, Olin A return 0 yards to the FIN10.
Drive: 8 plays, 37 yards, TOP 03:47
Fin 1-10at Fin10FINLAND drive start at 05:08.
Fin 1-10at Fin10Kadmiry M pass complete to Seppanen M for 15 yards to the FIN25, 1ST DOWN FIN.
Fin 1-10at Fin25Jussila H rush for 12 yards to the FIN37, 1ST DOWN FIN (Zetterberg A).
Fin 1-10at Fin37Kadmiry M pass complete to Linnainmaa K for 7 yards to the FIN44 (Persson M).
Fin 2-3at Fin44Kadmiry M sacked for loss of 2 yards to the FIN42 (Vasic G;Pettersson K).
Fin 3-5at Fin42Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Luoma D.
Fin 4-5at Fin42Olin A punt 58 yards to the SWE0, touchback.
Drive: 5 plays, 32 yards, TOP 02:41
Swe 1-10at Swe20SWEDEN drive start at 02:27.
Swe 1-10at Swe20Juhlin P rush for 6 yards to the SWE26 (Raatikainen J).
Swe 2-4at Swe26Juhlin P pass incomplete to Jacobsen T (Lempinen V).
Swe 3-4at Swe26Juhlin P pass complete to Jacobsen T for 29 yards to the FIN45, 1ST DOWN SWE (Lempinen V).
Swe 1-10at Fin45Juhlin P pass incomplete to Wahlberg O.
Swe 2-10at Fin45Timeout Sweden, clock 01:38.
Swe 2-10at Fin45Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 14 yards to the FIN31, 1ST DOWN SWE (Olin A).
Swe 1-10at Fin31Juhlin P pass incomplete to Knutsson E, PENALTY FIN pass interference (Toivonen S) 15 yards to the FIN16, 1ST DOWN SWE, NO PLAY.
Swe 1-10at Fin16Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 8 yards to the FIN8 (Olin A).
Swe 2-2at Fin08Juhlin P pass incomplete.
Swe 3-2at Fin08Juhlin P rush for 8 yards to the FIN0, 1ST DOWN SWE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:58.
Dahre J kick attempt failed (blocked) (blocked by Ayravainen S).
Finland 14, Sweden 6
Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 01:29
Dahre J kickoff 60 yards to the FIN5, Kyei M return 27 yards to the FIN32 (Jonsson F).
Fin 1-10at Fin32FINLAND drive start at 00:58.
Fin 1-10at Fin32Kadmiry M pass complete to Seppanen M for 19 yards to the SWE49, 1ST DOWN FIN (Zetterberg A).
Fin 1-10at Swe49Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Seppanen M.
Fin 2-10at Swe49Kadmiry M pass complete to Siiskonen M for 7 yards to the SWE42 (Zetterberg A).
Fin 3-3at Swe42Timeout Finland, clock 00:34.
Fin 3-3at Swe42Kadmiry M rush for loss of 3 yards to the SWE45 (Aibueku N).
Fin 4-6at Swe45Timeout Finland, clock 00:28.
Fin 4-6at Swe45Olin A punt 45 yards to the SWE0, touchback.
Drive: 4 plays, 23 yards, TOP 00:40
Swe 1-10at Swe20SWEDEN drive start at 00:18.
Swe 1-10at Swe20Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J.
Swe 2-10at Swe20Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 10 yards to the SWE30, 1ST DOWN SWE.
Swe 1-10at Swe30End of half, clock 00:00.
Drive: 2 plays, 10 yards, TOP 00:18
Finland 14, Sweden 6
3rd Quarter

Swe 1-10at Swe30Start of 3rd quarter, clock 12:00, SWE ball on SWE35.
Drive: 2 plays, 10 yards, TOP 00:18
Dahre J kickoff 52 yards to the FIN13, Siiskonen M return 24 yards to the FIN37 (Grandin J).
Fin 1-10at Fin37FINLAND drive start at 11:53.
Fin 1-10at Fin37Lehtonen V rush for 5 yards to the FIN42 (Zetterberg A;Jonsson F).
Fin 2-5at Fin42Lehtonen V rush for 2 yards to the FIN44 (Engstrom M).
Fin 3-3at Fin44Suoste T rush for 50 yards to the SWE6, 1ST DOWN FIN (Akena J).
Fin 1-Gat Swe06Lehtonen V rush for 2 yards to the SWE4 (Minja P).
Fin 2-Gat Swe04Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Lehtonen V.
Fin 3-Gat Swe04Lehtonen V rush for 4 yards to the SWE0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:32.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 21, Sweden 6
Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, TOP 02:30
Malka J-P kickoff 57 yards to the SWE8, Persson M return 24 yards to the SWE32 (Kuikka N;Kyei M).
Swe 1-10at Swe32SWEDEN drive start at 09:23.
Swe 1-10at Swe32Torenson V rush for 5 yards to the SWE37 (Toivonen S).
Swe 2-5at Swe37Torenson V rush for no gain to the SWE37 (Varinen J;Toivonen S).
Swe 3-5at Swe37Juhlin P rush for 5 yards to the SWE42, 1ST DOWN SWE (Kuikka N;Ahonen T).
Swe 1-10at Swe42Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J.
Swe 2-10at Swe42Juhlin P pass complete to Sander M for 16 yards to the FIN42, 1ST DOWN SWE (Varinen J).
Swe 1-10at Fin42Juhlin P pass complete to Sander M for 20 yards to the FIN22, 1ST DOWN SWE (Suojanen V-V).
Swe 1-10at Fin22PENALTY FIN personal foul (Kuikka N) 15 yards to the FIN7, 1ST DOWN SWE.
Swe 1-Gat Fin07Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 7 yards to the FIN0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:36.
Juhlin P pass attempt to Dahre J good.
Finland 21, Sweden 14
Swe 1-Gat Swe35Timeout Sweden, clock 06:36.
Drive: 7 plays, 68 yards, TOP 03:03
Dahre J kickoff 27 yards to the FIN38, Luoma D return 0 yards to the FIN38.
Fin 1-10at Fin38FINLAND drive start at 06:20.
Fin 1-10at Fin38Pajarinen K rush for 2 yards to the FIN40 (Zetterberg A;Jonsson F).
Fin 2-8at Fin40Kadmiry M rush for no gain to the FIN40 (Jonsson F).
Fin 3-8at Fin40Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Ndongo T.
Fin 4-8at Fin40Olin A punt 40 yards to the SWE20, Petersson N return 2 yards to the SWE22 (Lempinen V).
Drive: 3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 01:11
Swe 1-10at Swe22SWEDEN drive start at 05:09.
Swe 1-10at Swe22Torenson V rush for 4 yards to the SWE26 (Outinen O).
Swe 2-6at Swe26Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 8 yards to the SWE34, 1ST DOWN SWE (Lempinen V).
Swe 1-10at Swe34Juhlin P pass complete to Sander M for 5 yards to the SWE39 (Suojanen V-V).
Swe 2-5at Swe39Ernlund K rush for 2 yards to the SWE41 (Ayravainen S).
Swe 3-3at Swe41Ernlund K rush for 3 yards to the SWE44, 1ST DOWN SWE (Laherma J;Kuikka N).
Swe 1-10at Swe44Juhlin P pass incomplete.
Swe 2-10at Swe44Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J.
Swe 3-10at Swe44Juhlin P pass complete to Jacobsen T for 13 yards to the FIN43, 1ST DOWN SWE (Olin A).
Swe 1-10at Fin43Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J.
Swe 2-10at Fin43Juhlin P rush for 25 yards to the FIN18, 1ST DOWN SWE (Suojanen V-V).
Swe 1-10at Fin18Juhlin P pass incomplete to Jacobsen T.
Swe 2-10at Fin18Juhlin P pass complete to Knutsson E for 18 yards to the FIN0, 1ST DOWN SWE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:44.
Dahre J kick attempt good.
Sweden 21, Finland 21
Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, TOP 04:48
Dahre J kickoff 55 yards to the FIN10, Kyei M return 16 yards to the FIN26.
Fin 1-10at Fin26FINLAND drive start at 00:21.
Fin 1-10at Fin26Lehtonen T rush for 4 yards to the FIN30 (Jonsson F).
Fin 2-6at Fin30Lehtonen T rush for 9 yards to the FIN39, 1ST DOWN FIN (Jonsson F;Minja P).
Drive: 2 plays, 13 yards, TOP 04:24
Sweden 21, Finland 21
4th Quarter

Fin 1-10at Fin39Start of 4th quarter, clock 12:00.
Fin 1-10at Fin39Pajarinen K rush for 16 yards to the SWE45, 1ST DOWN FIN (Akena J).
Fin 1-10at Swe45Pajarinen K rush for 5 yards to the SWE40 (Persson M).
Fin 2-5at Swe40Kadmiry M rush for 5 yards to the SWE35, 1ST DOWN FIN (Zetterberg A;Vasic G).
Fin 1-10at Swe35Pajarinen K rush for no gain to the SWE35 (Aibueku N;Lannefors JP).
Fin 2-10at Swe35Kadmiry M pass incomplete to Luoma D, PENALTY SWE pass interference (Persson M) 15 yards to the SWE20, 1ST DOWN FIN, NO PLAY.
Fin 1-10at Swe20Lehtonen V rush for 5 yards to the SWE15 (Engstrom M;Aibueku N).
Fin 2-5at Swe15Kadmiry M pass complete to Pinta T for 4 yards to the SWE11 (Akena J;Petersson N).
Fin 3-1at Swe11Lehtonen V rush for 7 yards to the SWE4, 1ST DOWN FIN, out-of-bounds.
Fin 1-Gat Swe04Pajarinen K rush for 4 yards to the SWE0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:08.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 28, Sweden 21
Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, TOP 04:24
Malka J-P kickoff 58 yards to the SWE7, Persson M return 26 yards to the SWE33 (Kyei M).
Swe 1-10at Swe33SWEDEN drive start at 07:57.
Swe 1-10at Swe33Ernlund K rush for 8 yards to the SWE41 (Toivonen S;Ayravainen S).
Swe 2-2at Swe41Juhlin P pass complete to Jacobsen T for 3 yards to the SWE44, 1ST DOWN SWE (Olin A).
Swe 1-10at Swe44Ernlund K rush for no gain to the SWE44 (Toivonen S).
Swe 2-10at Swe44Juhlin P pass complete to Galewski S for 21 yards to the FIN35, fumble forced by Suojanen V-V, fumble by Galewski S recovered by FIN Suojanen V-V at FIN35.
Drive: 4 plays, 32 yards, TOP 01:39
Fin 1-10at Fin35FINLAND drive start at 06:18.
Fin 1-10at Fin35Jussila H rush for 4 yards to the FIN39 (Akena J).
Fin 2-6at Fin39Jussila H rush for 20 yards to the SWE41, 1ST DOWN FIN (Persson M).
Fin 1-10at Swe41Jussila H rush for 2 yards to the SWE39 (Minja P;Aibueku N).
Fin 2-8at Swe39Kadmiry M pass incomplete.
Fin 3-8at Swe39Kadmiry M pass complete to Pajarinen K for 16 yards to the SWE23, 1ST DOWN FIN (Akena J).
Fin 1-10at Swe23Lehtonen T rush for loss of 3 yards to the SWE26 (Gudding M).
Fin 2-13at Swe26Jussila H rush for 11 yards to the SWE15 (Jonsson F;Zetterberg A).
Fin 3-2at Swe15Lehtonen V rush for 5 yards to the SWE10, 1ST DOWN FIN (Engstrom M;Minja P).
Fin 1-Gat Swe10Pajarinen K rush for 4 yards to the SWE6 (Jonsson F;Zetterberg A).
Fin 2-Gat Swe06Lehtonen V rush for 6 yards to the SWE0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:56.
Malka J-P kick attempt good.
Finland 35, Sweden 21
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, TOP 04:30
Malka J-P kickoff 59 yards to the SWE6, Petersson N return 10 yards to the SWE16 (Kuikka N;Suojanen V-V).
Swe 1-10at Swe16SWEDEN drive start at 01:48.
Swe 1-10at Swe16Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J (Lempinen V).
Swe 2-10at Swe16Juhlin P pass incomplete to Dahre J.
Swe 3-10at Swe16Juhlin P pass incomplete to 88.
Swe 4-10at Swe16Timeout Sweden, clock 01:32.
Swe 4-10at Swe16Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 23 yards to the SWE39, 1ST DOWN SWE (Toivonen S;Kattainen A).
Swe 1-10at Swe39Juhlin P pass complete to Dahre J for 10 yards to the SWE49, 1ST DOWN SWE, out-of-bounds.
Swe 1-10at Swe49Juhlin P pass intercepted by Olin A at the FIN25, Olin A return 0 yards to the FIN25.
Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, TOP 00:46
Fin 1-10at Fin25FINLAND drive start at 01:02.
Fin 1-10at Fin25PENALTY FIN unsportsmanlike conduct (Olin A) 15 yards to the FIN10.
Fin 1-25at Fin10Team Finland rush for loss of 1 yard to the FIN9.
Fin 2-26at Fin09Team Finland rush for loss of 1 yard to the FIN8.
Fin 3-27at Fin08End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 2 plays, minus 17 yards, TOP 01:02
FINAL SCORE
Finland 35, Sweden 21
 

Play Breakdown Summary

 
Play Breakdown Summary (Final)
Men's European Championship 2018
Sweden vs Finland (Aug 04, 2018 at Vantaa)




Sweden                                 Finland

Down               RUN PASS  Total     Down               RUN PASS  Total

OVERALL..........   24   42     66     OVERALL..........   34   19     53
1ST DOWN.........    9   19     28     1ST DOWN.........   19    8     27
2ND DOWN-SHORT...    1    3      4     2ND DOWN-SHORT...    1    2      3
2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    4    2      6     2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    6    3      9
2ND DOWN-LONG....    4    9     13     2ND DOWN-LONG....    3    3      6
3RD DOWN-SHORT...    1    0      1     3RD DOWN-SHORT...    2    0      2
3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    2    1      3     3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    0      3
3RD DOWN-LONG....    2    7      9     3RD DOWN-LONG....    0    3      3
4TH DOWN.........    1    1      2     4TH DOWN.........    0    0      0

Sweden                                 Finland

Formation        RUN PASS  Total       Formation        RUN PASS  Total

...............   24   42     66       ...............   34   19     53




Sweden (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (9 RUN, 19 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 S21 #2 10 [ ] 1-10 S49 #2 to #1 INT [ ] 1-10 S43 #2 7 [ ] 1-10 F46 #2 to #82 22 [ ] 1-10 S20 #2 1 [ ] 1-10 S21 #2 to #82 - [ ] 1-10 S20 #2 6 [ ] 1-10 F18 #2 to #82 - [ ] 1-10 S33 #20 8 [ ] 1-25 S33 #2 to #84 20 [ ] 1-10 S44 #20 0 [ ] 1-10 F43 #2 to #84 - [ ] 1-10 S32 #25 5 [ ] 1-10 S16 #2 to #84 - [ ] 1-10 S22 #25 4 [ ] 1-7 F07 #2 to #84 7 [ ] 1-10 S31 #5 4 [ ] 1-10 S39 #2 to #84 10 [ ] 1-10 S42 #2 to #84 - [ ] 1-10 S20 #2 to #84 - [ ] 1-10 F23 #2 to #84 8 [ ] 1-10 F16 #2 to #84 8 [ ] 1-10 F38 #2 to #87 - [ ] 1-10 S34 #2 to #87 5 [ ] 1-10 S23 #2 to #87 - [ ] 1-10 F42 #2 to #87 20 [ ] 1-10 F45 #2 to #89 - [ ] 1-10 S44 #2 to # - [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (1 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-3 S50 #25 2 [ ] 2-2 S41 #2 to #82 3 [ ] 2-2 F15 #2 to # SACK [ ] 2-2 F08 #2 to # - [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (4 RUN, 2 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-6 S35 #2 8 [ ] 2-4 S26 #2 to #82 - [ ] 2-5 S39 #20 2 [ ] 2-6 S26 #2 to #84 8 [ ] 2-5 S37 #25 0 [ ] 2-5 F47 #89 -3 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (4 RUN, 9 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-10 F43 #2 25 [ ] 2-10 F38 #2 to #1 INT [ ] 2-10 S21 #2 3 [ ] 2-10 F18 #2 to #5 18 [ ] 2-10 S23 #5 0 [ ] 2-10 S44 #2 to #81 21 [ ] 2-27 F41 #89 -1 [ ] 2-10 F45 #2 to #84 14 [ ] 2-10 S44 #2 to #84 - [ ] 2-10 S16 #2 to #84 - [ ] 2-10 S20 #2 to #84 10 [ ] 2-10 S42 #2 to #87 16 [ ] 2-9 S21 #2 to #88 - [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (1 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-2 F08 #2 8 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (2 RUN, 1 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-3 F16 #2 0 [ ] 3-4 S26 #2 to #82 29 [ ] 3-3 S41 #20 3 [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (2 RUN, 7 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-9 S21 #2 5 [ ] 3-7 S24 #2 to #81 24 [ ] 3-5 S37 #2 5 [ ] 3-10 S44 #2 to #82 13 [ ] 3-13 S45 #2 to #82 17 [ ] 3-16 S37 #2 to #84 14 [ ] 3-10 S23 #2 to #84 - [ ] 3-10 S16 #2 to #88 - [ ] 3-28 F42 #2 to # - [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (1 RUN, 1 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-2 F49 #2 3 [ ] 4-10 S16 #2 to #84 23 [ ]
Finland (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (19 RUN, 8 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 S41 #15 2 [ ] 1-10 F43 #7 to #10 8 [ ] 1-10 F35 #15 4 [ ] 1-10 F37 #7 to #32 7 [ ] 1-10 F25 #15 12 [ ] 1-10 F20 #7 to #32 6 [ ] 1-10 F26 #25 4 [ ] 1-10 S34 #7 to #36 34 [ ] 1-10 S23 #25 -3 [ ] 1-10 F32 #7 to #82 19 [ ] 1-10 S20 #31 5 [ ] 1-10 S49 #7 to #82 - [ ] 1-6 S06 #31 2 [ ] 1-10 F10 #7 to #82 15 [ ] 1-10 F37 #31 5 [ ] 1-10 S32 #7 to #9 3 [ ] 1-10 F38 #9 2 [ ] 1-10 S45 #9 5 [ ] 1-10 S27 #9 13 [ ] 1-10 S14 #9 14 [ ] 1-10 S10 #9 4 [ ] 1-10 F39 #9 16 [ ] 1-10 S45 #9 5 [ ] 1-10 S35 #9 0 [ ] 1-4 S04 #9 4 [ ] 1-10 F50 #9 7 [ ] 1-25 F10 #TM -1 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (1 RUN, 2 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-3 S43 #9 -1 [ ] 2-2 S49 #7 to #10 15 [ ] 2-3 F44 #7 to # SACK [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (6 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-6 F39 #15 20 [ ] 2-4 S04 #7 to #31 - [ ] 2-6 F30 #25 9 [ ] 2-4 F26 #7 to #81 17 [ ] 2-5 F42 #31 2 [ ] 2-5 S15 #7 to #81 4 [ ] 2-6 S06 #31 6 [ ] 2-5 S40 #7 5 [ ] 2-5 S40 #9 13 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (3 RUN, 3 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-13 S26 #15 11 [ ] 2-10 S49 #7 to #36 7 [ ] 2-8 F40 #7 0 [ ] 2-7 S29 #7 to #81 8 [ ] 2-26 F09 #TM -1 [ ] 2-8 S39 #7 to # - [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (2 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-1 S11 #31 7 [ ] 3-2 S15 #31 5 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (3 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-3 F44 #30 50 [ ] 3-4 S04 #31 4 [ ] 3-3 S42 #7 -3 [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (0 RUN, 3 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-5 F42 #7 to #6 - [ ] 3-8 F40 #7 to #88 - [ ] 3-8 S39 #7 to #9 16 [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS

On Saturday Finland and Sweden will play 28th time against each other. So far Finland lead the rivalry 16–11. But this is not an usual every-autumn-friendly-game. There is a stake: one of these teams will end its 13 year ”no European Championships medal” -era. 2005 in Malmö Sweden won and Finland was third. After that Nordic teams haven´t been on the podyum.

In this game Finland offence is under loop becauce of the quarterback situation. Janne Lehtinen has started both games but on the second half against France offence was led by Miro Kadmiry – staring quarterback in European Championships 2010 and 2014. Kadmiry boosted Finnish offence against France and passed two touchdowns. Kadmiry is a mobile quarterback and so is Lehtinen so whoever gonna start this game is gonna give his input to rushing game.

Captain Veikka Lehtonen is starting running back of the team Finland. Photo: Samppa Toivonen

The strength of Finland´s rushing game is line. On the offence this linegang led by center Arttu Tennberg will pave the way to Veikka Lehtonen, Henri Jussila and Karri Pajarinen while adding Tom Suoste and Tuukka Lehtonen sometimes in the mix.

In passing game look at Tommi Pinta, Micky Kyei and young talent Tino Ndongo, who had a great game against France.

In Team Sweden defence keep your eye on the way linebacker Filip Jönsson moves and make tackles. He is the most important player against Finland´s rushing game. The two players known for playing in Maple League in Finland, cornerback Markus Persson and Nicholas Peterson who also played as a cornerback in Austria game are the key players in the perimeter and in the middle safety duo Philip Minja and Tobias Asp will be in charge.

This is the way how Victor Toresson can push through the defence:

When Team Sweden got the ball

So far Swedish offence has had quite little to show. Anyway Philip Juhlin´s passing game with his fellow receiver in Carlstad Crusaders Jacob Dahre has been vital. If Thomas Jacobsen and Michael Sander can step up and take bigger role in passing came, and line can provide time for Juhlin to operate, it might turn to hard afternoon for Finnish defence.

It all starts from the O-line anyway. Eric Blomgren as left tackle is good player on his side, but Finnish defencive line has played excellent tournament so far. When Sweden´s offence is on the field the main battle will be fought on the line. The question is: can Sweden handle the rush that the Finns are going to put in?

Finland has been stout against run so far, but Victor Toresson and Emil Knutsson are both powerful runningbacks who can grind it yard by yard. And in the Team Sweden’s running game never forget quarterback Juhlin who is excellent runner.

Both Finland and Sweden have had their trouble in special teams. French returner Tsimi Nelson had big numbers against Finland and Austrian returner Sandro Platzgummer even bigger numbers against Sweden. If this turn to be a tight game, the medal could go to the team who´s effort in special teams is better. And that is not just the kickers and punters – that´s especially returners like Markus Persson of the Team Sweden and Micky Kyei or Kimi Linnainmaa of the Team Finland.

 

IFAF European Championships, Final day:

04.08.2018 | 15:00 | MUP Stadion, Vantaa:

Team Finland – Team Sweden

Stats: http://jenkkifutis2018.fi/en/finland-sweden-04-08-2018-2/

 

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