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Valur and Breidablik Win Iceland Football Cup

By Iceland Review

Reykjavík football club Valur became double champion in women’s football yesterday after beating Breidablik from Kópavogur 5-1 in the Iceland VISA Cup—Valur won the women’s league last month. In men’s football, Breidablik won the VISA Cup for the first time.

The outcome of yesterday’s game between Valur and Breidablik was extraordinary, considering that Breidablik scored the first goal of the game and remained in the lead until Valur managed to even the score and earn an extension, Fréttabladid reports.

During the extension (two times 15 minutes) Valur scored a total of four goals, sealing a 5-1 victory over Breidablik. “We simply wrapped them up in the extension,” commented Valur’s coach Freyr Alexandersson.

Valur has been Icelandic champion in the past four years but this is the first time since 2006 that the club has earned a double victory.

The final in the men’s cup took place on Saturday in a fiery game between Breidablik and Fram from Reykjavík. That game also ended with an extension, and a penalty shootout on top of that, after which Breidablik secured a 5-4 victory.

The star of the game was young player Alfred Finnbogason of Breidablik, who ended a successful season by scoring three goals in the final: one during the regular game time, another during the extension, and the third in the shootout.

“I have dreamt about it for so long and then it comes true. Everything is still so blurry. I will look back on it after a few years and realize the brilliance of it,” Finnbogason said. “I think this is the beginning of Breidablik’s rule; it’s good to have broken the ice.”

Finnbogason is planning a professional football career overseas but hasn’t made any decisions yet.

Breidablik’s coach, Ólafur Kristjánsson, was also happy. “This game was very even. I’m incredibly proud of the boys. People have called them chickens. They have gone through a rocky path and experienced a lot of adversity in the summer but they keep growing stronger.”

The two Iceland Cup finals concluded the Icelandic football season. Hafnarfjördur club FH won the men’s league last month.

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