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Víkingur lift Faroese Super Cup

Domestic cup winners Víkingur have lifted the Faroese Super Cup after edging league champions B36 Tórshavn 5-3 on penalties following a 3-3 draw.

Víkingur retained the Faroese Super Cup
Víkingur retained the Faroese Super Cup ©Bongarts

Last season's domestic cup winners Víkingur are celebrating victory in the Faroese Super Cup after beating league champions B36 Tórshavn 5-3 on penalties at the end of a 3-3 draw.

Víkingur took the lead within two minutes when an attempted cross from Sámal Joensen deceived everybody and finished in the net, but they were not ahead for long. B36 restored parity just a couple of minutes later, the ball deflecting in off goalkeeper Géza Turi after Odmar Færø's header had come back off a post.

B36 had a slight edge during the next quarter of an hour and, midway through the half, Lukasz Cieslewicz was played clear and slipped the ball to Róaldur Jakobsen to provide the finish. Víkingur responded and, towards the end of the first half, Philip Djordjevic set up Joensen, who hit an unstoppable bullet into the top corner.

The league title holders were reduced to ten men shortly after the break when centre-back Hørdur Askham was shown red, but five minutes later they took a 3-2 lead, Gestur Bogason Dam crossing for Høgni Eysturoy to finish with ease. However, Víkingur equalised a minute later as Finnur Justinussen rifled into the bottom corner to set up a penalty shootout.

Víkingur scored all five attempts from the spot and that secured them the silverware in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new season, with Árni Nielsen's miss from the spot proving crucial.