Karjala Cup: Switzerland – Finland 3:2 after a penalty shootout

A strong start at the Karjala Cup

Nati puts world champions in their place

Karjala Cup is launched! The Swiss national team upsets the world champions Finland – a 3:2 victory after a penalty shootout.

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Switzerland start furiously against the world champions.

Since the Russians are currently ostracized in the hockey community because of the war against Ukraine, Switzerland can play with the big players on the European Hockey Tour during the year.

And at the start of the Karjala Cup in Turku, which is named after the beer brand, Patrick Fischer’s team produced a near-perfect third against Olympic and world champions Finland. The home team only got a chance a minute before the break. Goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni only has to save three shots.

Andrighetto was involved in both goals

The Swiss did not often appear in front of Biel goalkeeper Harri Säteri at first. But then the eternally young captain Andres Ambühl (39) cleverly deploys Sven Andrighett. The ZSC striker doesn’t have to be asked twice and scores. The only blemish of the first period: The Nats now squandered numerous opportunities to extend their lead.

The Swiss do not want to manage the management, but to leave the cabin determined. Maybe a little too hasty. Lugano striker Calvin Thürkauf is about to receive a penalty. This is immediately taken advantage of by Jere Innala with a corner kick.

Finland ahead, the Swiss react

The goal gives the Finns a boost. They screw up the rhythm and sometimes get Nati into trouble. But there is no harm. But after a push and a shot by ZSC defender Mikko Lehtonen, Jere Karjalainen used the rebound and put the Finns in the lead in the 3rd period. The Swiss, with Mike Künzle out with a leg injury, managed to equalize when Andrighetto fed Servette’s mature defender Roger Karrera in front of the goal.

The decision comes after a thrilling overtime penalty shootout. Genoni can only be beaten once, while Rappi-Knipser Tyler Moy and Lausanne striker Damien Riat meet. This is how the Fischer team is rewarded for good performance. We continue against Sweden on Saturday.

Karjala Cup – national team matches

Thursday, November 10
Switzerland – Finland 3:2 nP
Saturday 12th November at 11.30am
Sweden – Switzerland
Sunday 13 November, 11.30am
Czech Republic – Switzerland

Thursday, November 10
Switzerland – Finland 3:2 nP
Saturday 12th November at 11.30am
Sweden – Switzerland
Sunday 13 November, 11.30am
Czech Republic – Switzerland

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