2012 Finnish League Cup

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2012 Liigacup
Country  Finland
Teams 12
Champions TPS Turku
Runners-up HJK Helsinki

The 2012 Finnish League Cup is the 16th season of the Finnish League Cup, Finland's second-most prestigious cup football tournament. FC Honka are the defending champions, having won their second league cup last year.

The cup consists of two stages. First there will be a group stage that involves the 12 Veikkausliiga teams divided into three groups. The top two teams and two best 3rd placed teams from each group will enter the one-legged elimination rounds – quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

Group stage[edit]

Every team will play every other team of its group twice, both home and away. The group stage matches will be played from 13 January to 17 March 2012.[1][2]

Group 1[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Group 3[edit]

Third-placed qualifiers[edit]

At the end of the group stage, a comparison is made between the third placed teams. The two best third-placed teams will advance to the quarter-finals.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 VPS 6 2 1 3 7 7 0 7
2 MYPA 6 2 1 3 7 11 −4 7
3 Haka 6 1 1 4 3 10 −7 4

Updated to games played on 17 March 2012.
Source: veikkausliiga.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

23 March 2012
TPS 4 – 0 MYPA
Ristola Goal 5'
Pennanen Goal 39'
Ääritalo Goal 59'
Hyyrynen Goal 87'
Urheilupuiston yläkenttä, Turku
Referee: Vesa Hätilä

21 March 2012
FC Honka 0 – 1 VPS
Fowler Goal 15'
Tapiolan urheilupuisto, Espoo
Referee: Tommi Grönman

21 March 2012
FF Jaro 2 – 3 FC Inter
Aalto Goal 5'
Skrabb Goal 58'
Lehtonen Goal 19'
Paajanen Goal 52'
Sirbiladze Goal 56'
Tellushalli, Pietarsaari
Attendance: 720
Referee: Ville Nevalainen

21 March 2012
HJK 2 – 1 KuPS
Sadik Goal 32'
Okkonen Goal 60'
Ilo Goal 78'
Sonera Stadium, Helsinki
Referee: Petteri Kari

Semi-finals[edit]

28 March 2012
TPS 2 – 0 VPS
Ääritalo Goal 49'65'
Urheilupuiston yläkenttä, Turku
Referee: Antti Munukka

29 March 2012
FC Inter 2 – 2 HJK
Bouwman Goal 49'
Sirbiladze Goal 85'
Perovuo Goal 57'
Pelvas Goal 59'
  Penalties  
3 – 4
Urheilupuiston yläkenttä, Turku
Referee: Mattias Gestranius

Final[edit]

4 April 2012
TPS 1 – 1 HJK
Lähde Goal 44' Pohjanpalo Goal 49'
  Penalties  
Pennanen Penalty scored
Kolehmainen Penalty scored
Nyberg Penalty scored
Lähde Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Zeneli
Penalty missed Pohjanpalo
Penalty scored Pelvas
Penalty scored Kansikas
Sonera Stadium, Helsinki
Attendance: 2,123
Referee: Dennis Antamo

References[edit]