“ONE... MORE... STRETCH...”
The Stockholm derby between Hammarby and AIK – the best-attended fixture in Scandinavian football – has always been a fiercely contested affair. Despite mixed Allsvenskan seasons, September’s meeting at Hammarby’s Tele2 Arena was no different. Just ask home goalkeeper Johan Wiland, who strained every sinew to keep the score at 1-1 and deny AIK midfielder Stefan Ishizaki from long-range. It wasn’t the Swedish stopper’s only notable intervention, Wiland’s heroics earning him a deserved man-of-the-match award.