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Finnish League Cup 2008 was the 12th season of Finnish second most prestigious cup tournament. The competition started on 25 January 2008 and ended with the Final held on 12 April 2008. The defending champions FC Lahti lost in the semifinals, while last year's runners-up FC Inter eventually won the tournament.

The Cup consisted of two stages. First there was group stage that involved 14 Veikkausliiga teams divided into two groups. Top 4 teams from each group entered the one-legged elimination rounds – quarterfinals, semifinals and the final.

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Group Stage

Every team played every other team of its group once, either home or away. The matches were played from 25 January to 24 March 2008.

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Group 1

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Honka 6 4 1 1 14 7 +7 13
2 TPS Turku 6 4 1 1 11 7 +4 13
3 Tampere United 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8 12
4 HJK Helsinki 6 2 4 0 9 7 +2 10
5 KuPS Kuopio 6 2 0 4 6 14 −8 6
6 MyPa 6 0 2 4 4 9 −5 2
7 RoPS Rovaniemi 6 0 2 4 2 10 −8 2

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Home \ Away1 HJK HON KPS MYP RPS TAM TPS
HJK 2–2 2–1 1–1
FC Honka 2–2 4–1 4–0
KuPS 1–2 0–2 1–4
MYPA 1–2 1–2 0–0
RoPS 0–0 0–1 0–1
Tampere United 3–0 1–0 4–1
TPS 5–1 2–0 2–1
Source: rsssf.com
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group 2

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Lahti 6 5 1 0 18 5 +13 16
2 Inter Turku 6 4 1 1 13 1 +12 13
3 Haka 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
4 Jaro 6 3 0 3 11 11 0 9
5 IFK Mariehamn 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7
6 KooTeePee 6 0 2 4 7 19 −12 2
7 VPS Vaasa 6 0 2 4 5 18 −13 2

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Home \ Away1 HAK INT JAR KTP LAH MAR VPS
FC Haka 3–1 1–2 2–1
FC Inter 2–0 3–0 5–0
FF Jaro 1–0 6–4 3–0
FC KooTeePee 0–2 1–1 2–2
FC Lahti 0–0 2–0 5–0
IFK Mariehamn 0–3 2–0 3–4
VPS 0–0 1–5 2–3
Source: rsssf.com
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knockout Stage

Quarter-finals

29 March 2008
FC Inter 0 – 0 (aet) Tampere United Veritas Stadion, Turku
    Penalties  
5 – 3  

29 March 2008
FC Honka 2 – 1 FF Jaro Tapiolan Urheilupuisto, Espoo

30 March 2008
FC Lahti 1 – 0 HJK Helsinki Lahden Stadion, Lahti

30 March 2008
TPS 3 – 2 FC Haka Veritas Stadion, Turku

Semi-finals

5 April 2008
TPS 3 – 2 FC Lahti Veritas Stadion, Turku

5 April 2008
FC Inter 4 – 2 FC Honka Veritas Stadion, Turku

Final

12 April 2008
TPS 0 – 1 FC Inter Veritas Stadion, Turku

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