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Russia is playing for gold: Sweden loses penalty shooting

Finland now knows his final opponent at the Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament: The Russian team continued – in penalty shooting against Sweden.

Russia and Finland are in the final at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The Russian team compacted Sweden on Friday 2: 1 (0: 0, 1: 0, 0: 1) After a long penalty shoot and thus plays four years after 4: 3 on Germany in 2018 again around gold.

The World Cup second Finland previously sat down in the first semi-final with 2: 0 (1: 0, 0: 0, 1: 0) against Slovakia, which in quarterfinal qualification the German team in Beijing with 4: 0 from the Tournament had thrown.

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The final is scheduled for Sunday (05.10 / ZDF and Eurosport). Already on Saturday (14.10 and ZDF and Eurosport), Sweden and Slovakia play around Bronze.

In a narrow game of two ice hockey powers, the Russians had a post hit in the first third pitch and then went in the second third after only 15 seconds in the second third. Anton Slepyshev initially sat down at the gang against his opponent, then creeped Torwart Lars Johansson and pushed in. Only Sweden’s Captain Anton Lander could overcome the previously stable defensive of the Russians with an Abstaubertor (47th).

Sweden’s dominance does not bring more than one goal

Sweden continued to urge, but another goal did not fell in the ten-minute extension with only three field players. In penalty shootout then Arseni Grizjuk turned at the 16th attempt at the stormy victory of the Russians.

For the favored Finns, Sakari met Manninen (16th) and Harri Pesons (60th). Unlike the 6: 2 in the preliminary round, the Northern Europeans did this time against the defensive opponent difficult. In the end, however, it was enough for the first entry into the Olympic Final since 2006 in Turin. At that time, the Finns had missed the gold medal by a 2: 3 defeat against Sweden. The Slovaks have been without their own Olympia medal since the separation of the Czech Republic.

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