Finnish Salibandyliiga

How Classic’s incredible performance led them to the Finnish Superfinal

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On Saturday, the Finnish Superfinal between Classic and Happee will be played. We’ll have a look at Classic’s nearly perfect performance this season put them in the final.

Where to start off: 25/26 games won, most goals scored, least goals against, leading to the best goal difference, easily winning all playoff games – Classic’s season has been nearly perfect this far. On September 22, Classic lost its only game in the Finnish competition. On that day, Oilers (who would end up at 8th place) beat the team in overtime: 5-4. After that, Classic won every single game, beating strong competitors like Nokian KrP (6-7 in overtime and 6-1), EräViikingit (1-6 and 6-3) and Saturday’s opponent Happee (4-9 and 10-2).

Classic is the only team that scored more than two hundred times. The 202 goals give an average of 7,8 goals per game. Defensively, the team is the best there is too. Only 98 goals were scored against (TPS has the second-best defense with 121 goals against), or 3,8 per game. These numbers add up to a goal difference of +104. Number 2 on this list? EräViikingit, with a positive difference of… 38.

It’s obvious that Classic won the competition. In the playoffs, first opponent (or should we say: victim) was Oilers. Classic took revenge for their only lost game so far – four times: 10-5, 3-4, 6-3 and 6-10. With this perfect 4-0 victory in games, the team moved up to the semifinals, where they met Westend Indians (sixth in the regular competition). Again, Classic only needed four games and after 6-3, 5-11, 6-4 and 5-12 victories, the team granted itself tickets to the Finnish Superfinal.

Saturday’s final begins at 15.30 CET. A live streams can be found here. However, you might need a VPN, for which we recommend PureVPN (starting at $2.87 per month).

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