In the B15-finals J-L Juniors from Japan met Club América, Mexico. Both teams had impressed during the week and many looked forward to a real nail-biter.
After 13 minutes, the scoreboard already showed 3-0 to Club América. The Mexicans played fantastic, offered beautiful combinations, lovely corner variations and felt the number too large for the Japanese who had difficulty putting against.
However, J-L Juniores a chance to get back in the game when they make 3-1 from the penalty spot. But Omar Amadero wanted otherwise. Four minutes after the Japanese goal the mexican striker makes his second goal of the day after another attacking movement.
The second half becomes a stairwell to the gold where the Mexicans play out the game. Enrique Foncenada makes his third goal of the day and Flavio Mora determines the final score to 6-1. Club América is champions of B15!
In a very well played and dramatic final Sapporo from Japan met Kampala Junior from Uganda in B16 – two crowd magnets that attracted lots of spectators during the week.
Both teams put their fighting spirit right from the start. At the fourth minute, the crowd probably saw the best goal atGothia Arena this final day . A fine ball reaches Yuta Nishna who scores from 25 meters by a half-volley. The ball gets a lovely bow and goes right into the goal! A fantastic start to the game.
The high quality of play continues from both teams. It is offered in technical and exuberant football.
After 20 minutes Yuta Nishna can score again after e good offensive combination. and after a fine midfield combination. Kampala increases the pressure again the Japanese and have several opportunities to reduce.
In the second half the game explodes completely. Within four minutes, the Ugandans has turned 0-2 to 3-2 after three fantastic goals.
Sopporo tries to come back, but Kampala repels and manages to take home the B16-finals after their stunning turnaround!
The next final was played between Kvarnsvedens IK and Boo FF in G15. Would it be the third time lucky for Boo FF who previously lost two finals?
The game started at a good pace where the teams exchanged a few attacks before Hanna Snarberg gives Boo FF the lead already in the fourth minute.
The early scored goal gives Boo FF extra fuel and continues to attack with a lot of energy and movement. Kvarnsvedens IK starts to get into the game after 20 minutes and can establish some attacks on the offensive half of the field. In minute 23, Lova Lundin from Kvarnsvedens, gets a pass, shoots towards the goalkeeper, gets back the ball and can shoot again and make 1-1.
The second half continued as the first one. The finale biggest cheers came when Lovisa Lennartsson scored 2-1 to Kvarnsvedens with seven minutes left of the game. The goal is also crucial and Kvarnsvedens IK can call themselves as Gothia Cup champions of G15!
The warm temperature continued to rise during the day’s second final. Slovenian NK Krško met Indonesian ASIOP Apacint, both teams sponsored by SKF.
It was a good final where we got to see a high pressure from the Indonesians from the start, but the Slovenes were strong and were able to play out of the high pressure.
The game offered some lovely technical numbers and a few risky shots, but the real hot scoring chance didn’t come, mainly thanks to strong defensive play from both teams.
After full time the scoreboard still stood 0-0 and a penalty drama could decide the thrilling finale. NK Krško was clinical during the penalty shoot-out and was able to take home the Gothia Cup title in B14.
A respectable amount of people found their way to Gothia Arena for the Saturday’s early final between AIK and Benson Soccer in G14.
At times the game was a well-played match where especially AIK’s skills with the ball in all moments was an exclamation mark. First half dangerous scoring chance goes to the Swedes when a ball hits the crossbar.
Second half starts and Americas may focus on transition game. In minute 45 AIK runs on an attack that reaches the team’s # 17 Munoz who clinically thunders the ball into the roof of the net! 1-0!
Benson Soccer are sticking up from time to time and include a dangerous shot which is close to enter.
AIK puts suddenly a fantastic shot by Loreta Kulashi. The ball goes in an arc over the keeper, hits the cross bar and then in!
AIK FF thereby takes their second gold medal in this year’s Gothia Cup!
Friday’s last final was played between Hovås/Billdal and Canadian Vancouver Whitecaps in G19.
Vancouver took direct hold of the action and dominated the game. Summer Clarke gives the Canadians the lead with a beautifully attack through Hovås’s defense before the ball is behind the net.
Hovås/Billdal tries to replicate, but Vancouver is very sharp every time they attack. Summer Clarke is always a threat when she comes with the ball and is near several times to make her second goal.
The 2-0 goal would come, but not from Clare. From the eleven meters point Samantha Dion makes the Canadians second goal by a good penalty shoot.
The final buzzer sounds and the gold goes to the Vancouver Whitecaps!
The evening sun began to fold when IFK Stocksund and Argentine CEF Tucuman 18 met in the B13 final.
Argentine Tucuman 18 had until the final showed up a brilliant game. IFK Stocksund came into the final with zero goals back thanks to a very strong defensive play during the week.
Stocksund start well and creates some scoring opportunities. The first fifteen minutes the Argentines focus on defensive play while the Swedes grinds on.
The important first foal would also come for Stocksund, this by Love Löfstad who scores after a fine pass from Emrik Lennartsson.
In the second half, the pressure from the Argentines takes on for an equalizing goal, but closer than a disallowed offside goal and a free kick in the last minute makes IFK Stocksund Gothia Cup champions!
Brommapojkarna and Boo FF met each other in G13 Final. BP started quite aggressively and pushed back Boo. The game was at times entertaining with good passing between the players.
19 minutes into the game Alice Nyberg does 1-0 to BP.
Mathilda Nyberg could later do 2-0 in the second half when she run away from her defender and fires a heavy shoot right up into the goal net.
Boo FF could not recover after the second goal and BP is the Gothia Cup-champion in the G13 class.