Finland grabs after his first Olympic gold in the ice hockey. The three-time world champion in the semifinals in Beijing with 2: 0 (1: 0, 0: 0, 1: 0) against Slovakia and meets in the final on Sunday on Pyeongchang Olympic champion Russia or his arch rivals Sweden.

Sakari Manninen (16th) and Harri Pesons 39 seconds before the end, the goals scored for the Finns, which have so far won silver with Olympic games twice and four times bronze. That in Beijing the NHL stars are missing, turns out to the team of coach Jukka Jalonen as an advantage. Because already with your World Cup Triumph 2019 and the final feeder 2021, the Finns largely succeeded without players from the strongest league of the world.

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Slovakia with the 17-year-old Juraj Slafkovsky, who already scored five goals, missed her first Olympia final, but still has a chance on the first Olympic medal – in the game around Bronze on Saturday (14.10 o’clock mez).