The Atlantic Cup is popular
The 10.version of the tournament ended with AGF from Aarhus in Denmark as winners. The first club to win it twice.We have spoken to all the clubs and they are all very pleased. Perfect training pitches, great match arenas, good games, good referees, great food and exelent accommodation, are what coaches, players and officials from the clubs give as feedback regarding their stay. And everyone praise this years fantastic weather.
Scouts from all over Europe
Nearly fifty scouts from some of Europe’s biggest clubs have been present at most of the matches of this year’s tournament. It shows how popular it has grown over the years
Clubs as Arsenal, Manchester United, Ajax, Feyenoord, Celtic, Rangers, QPR, Benfica, Parma, Milan, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Nürnberg, AZ, Sampdoria and more, plus a lot of clubs from Scandinavia,Portugal, and several agencys has been her for most of the games.
Media from the club’s and their homelands have covered the tournament on TV, on social media and in newspapers.
We see you in 2021
Now we would like to thank all the participants for a great tournament, congratulate AGF as the winners, and wish everyone the best in the League and Cup back home and in Europe.
Also a great thank to everyone who has worked with match events, training sessions, transport and stays. Without you, no Atlantic Cup. See you again in 2021.
Friendly: AGF - Østersund 1-1
The match was played at an perfect pitch at The Campus. It was maybe a bit warm for the Scandinavian sides, but it was a competitiv match between to ball playing teams.The first half ended goal less, but in the opening minutes of the second half Attah Kadiri scored on a great header, out of reach for goalkeeper Daniel Gadegaard.
15 minutes from the end Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson scored, for this years Atlantic Cup winners, on a rebound, after a freeckick from Nicklas Helenius took a deflection and hit the post.
The game got a bit rough at the end, but the players managed to cool down in the heat, and it all ended in a friendly way.
Friendly: Slavia Praha-Hammarby 4-2
The Hammarby fans created a great atmosphere at The Estádio Algarve, even if it wasn’t to much to cheer about for the Swedes until Muhamer Tankovic scored after 34 minutes.
At that moment Slavia Praha already was 3-0 up in this friendly match (not part of The Atlantic Cup), after goals from Nicolae Stanciu(3 min), Lukas Masopust(7)the Hungarian international, and Jan Boril(23).
The first 30 minutes Slavia was by fare the best team on the pitch, they out played Hammarby and they made them make mistakes.
After the break
In the second half both teams created chances, Slavia Praha had the greates ones but Davor Blazevic made some great saves.
In the final minutes Gustav Ludwigsson scored his first goal for «Bayern» and gave the Swedes a hope for a draw, but a minute later Vladimir Coufal made the final score 4-2.
In the 38th.minute Häcken got the goal they deserved. Leo Bengtsson controled shot was well placed down in the corner. The Swedes has controled most of the game.
Astanas Mayeuski got his second yellow for arguing with the assistent referee just before the interval and was sendt off. Acording to the rules of the tournament they are allowed to replace him, so the teams continue to play 11 against 11.
In the second half Finish International Jasse Tourminen increased the lead to 2-0 in the 66th.minute when he put the ball between the goalkeepers legs.
Astan pulled one back 13 minutes from the end when Marin Tomasov scored. The team from Kazakhstan had a strong finish to the match but Häcken hang on to a fine victory.
Finish international look forward to Euro 2020
A new victory for Vålerenga
A goal from Dønnum in the 22.minute seperated the teams after the first half.
Just a minute after the break Ousmana Camara, who came on for the second half, made it 2-0, a goal he almost made all by him self.
Vålerenga changed 6 players after an hour and Norrköping took more and more over. After 78 minutes they was rewarded when Carl Björks shot from distance went in off the post.
The match at Estádio da Nora ended in a second win over a Swedish team in The Atlantic Cup for a Vålerenga team that was without their new coach Dag-Eilev Fagermo du to death in his close family.
AGF won The Atlantic Cup
It was an goal less first half in this years final of The Atlantic Cup, with FCK as the best team.
After break FCK created a great chance after just to minutes but Michael Santos shot was saved by William Eskelinen. 5 minutes later Bror Blume came close for AGF. Both teams created more than they did in the first half, but they struggeled to score. 15 minutes from the end the ball fell to the feets og AGF striker Patrick Mortensen just three meter from the goal line, but he did not manage to hit the ball.
In the 86.minute Mustafa Amini came close to win it for AGF, but his shot from outside the box hit the post. But Amini should get his goal, in injury time he hit the ball well, again from outside the box, and the shot found its way to the back of the net. A great way to win The Trophy.
- I always know that I can score from distance, said a smiling match winner.
FCK coach Ståle Solbakken told theatlanticcup.com that he was very pleased with everything regarding the tournament, and David Nilsen was a proud coach for this years winner.
- We love to beat the teams from Copenhagen
Brøndby - Slavia Praha 2-0
The team from Copenhagen was all over Slavia Praha in the first half, but the only goal was corectly canceled for off-side(pictured above) The Danes created a lot of chances, so goalkeeper Sitronik Jan had 45 busy minutes at the perfect pitch at The Amendoeira Sports Center.
6 minutes into the second half Sigurd Rosted found Jens Martin Gammelby who pased the ball to Samuel Mráz who scored a powefull goal, and sendt Brøndby closer to a 3.place in The Atlantic Cup 2020. And in the 89.minute they did just that when Simon Tibbling scored the second after an combination with Simon Hedlund.
The voice of The Atlantic Cup
Østersund - Lyngby 1-1
It was a very physical contest between the Swedes and the Danes at Estádio da Nora, specialy in the first half when the referee on two occasions had to seperate the players. Østersund came closest to score before the brake, but the first half ended goal-less.
After 55 minutes Østersund scored a great goal, Felix Hörbergs had a nice run on the right side and his cross found Neniyou Perryman who scored. 6 minutes from the end Lyngby equalised through a great header from André Riel. The same player came close to secure a victory in the last minute but the goalkeeper managed to keep it out.
FCK-AGF in the final
It will be an all Danish final in this years Atlantic Cup when FCK plays AGF at Estádio Algarve on Friday. Kick of at 15:00. The game for 3.place are between Brøndby and Slavia at Cascade earlier the same day.
The venue for the match on Saturday is yet to be confirmed.
12:00 SK SLAVIA PRAHA v BRONDBY IF Amendoeira Resort
15:00 AGF AARHUS v FC KOBENHAVN Estadio Algarve (FINAL)
19:00 VALERENGA v NORRKOPING Estadio Da Nora
Slavia sealed victory with two late goals
Lukas Masopust finish from close range after 8 minutes took a deflection and left Vålerengas goalkeeper stranded. The team from Prague had a few other great chances in the first half. Vålerengas Bård Finne, who came on for Deyver Vega who was injured after just 11 minutes, had two great posibilities to equalise for the team from Oslo. But in the final minute Vålerenga got their goal from a penalty that Mathias Vilhjamsson safely put at back of the net.
After the break late goals from Jaroslaw Zeleny and Lukas Provod gave Slavia Praha a 3-1 victory.
AGF beat Häcken 2-0
The team from Aarhus has been the best side in the first 45 minutes. Gift Links scored the first in the 7th minute, and Nicklas Helenius powerfull header made it 2-0. It was a more even second half where non of the teams managed to score.
Astana the better side tonight
The team from Kazakhstan deservedly took the lead after a goal from Tomasov Marin after half an hour. Astana, who beat Manchester United in the Europa League before Christmas, had several good chances to increase the lead, specialy when a shot from close range unbeliabel hit the bar. But then in injury time Mikael Uhre equalised for Brøndby.
In the second half Marlin scored his and Astanas second goal, and his brace secured the victory. That means that FCK are group winners