The men's side finished fourth in the Veikkausliiga but will enter qualifying for the inaugural UEFA Europa League next season following a 2-1 extra-time success against FC Honka Espoo to lift their tenth Finnish Cup, two behind FC Haka's record. Although Erfan Zeneli's second-half goal for HJK was cancelled out by a late Jami Puustinen strike, substitute Petri Oravainen won the game six minutes from the end of extra time on a swift counterattack begun when Tuomas Aho headed Jani Backman's free-kick off the line.
"For me all the wounds are now healed," said HJK coach Antti Muurinen. "It is a pity not everyone in Finland values the cup as highly as it should be valued. One needs only to have gone into our dressing room after the game and had a look at what winning the cup means to the players and coaches."
The women's side, meanwhile, made up on missing out on the title and a 2009/10 UEFA Women's Cup place to Honka by beating FC Kuusysi 3-1 in their cup final. Also on the concluding weekend of the Finnish season, KuPS Kuopio staved off relegation from the Veikkausliiga as a 0-0 draw with FC Viikingit gave them a 2-1 aggregate win in the promotion/relegation play-off. FC KooTeePee were demoted after finishing bottom.
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