The best of the pictures captured in the FA Cup 2017 Final between defending champions Army SC and first time finalist Java Lane SC.

1  A prayer before battle

Naveen Jude (No.11), Fahim Nizamdeen (No.4) & Mohamed Rizkhan (background) are seen making a final prayer before entering the ground.

2  In sync

Bandara Warakagoda (L) of Army SC and Janaka Chaminda (R) of Java Lane SC running after the ball.

3  The Issadeen!

Mohamed Issadeen produces his signature celebration after scoring the first goal for Army SC.

4  Kung-Fu Football

Punsara Thiruna, Lakshitha Jayathunga and Muneer Sally battling to get hold of the ball in unorthodox fashion.

5  From defender to forward

Army SC center-back Asikur Rahuman celebrating his first of two goals in a memorable FA Cup Final performance.

6  Do the Ronaldo!

Asikur Rahuman (L) and Roshan Appuhamy (R) bring out the ‘Ronaldo Pose’ to celebrate the 2nd goal.

7  Not over me!

Army SC’s goalkeeper and skipper Kumara Sirisena punches out a ball to deny Java Lane a goal scoring chance.

8  What’s happening?

Referee Prashanth Rajakrishna is at a loss to explain Janaka Chaminda the nightmare Java Lane was going through.

9  No way through!

Bandara Warakagoda puts in a crunching tackle to stop Janaka Chaminda from getting through as the Army defence kept a tight leash on the Java Lane forwards.

10  Let the celebrations begin!

Army SC celebrates defeating Java Lane 5-1 in the 2017 FA Cup Final.

11  Joy & pain

Java Lane’s Naveen Jude walks away dejected as Army SC players are seen celebrating in the background.

12  We did it again!

Army SC Head Coach Mohamed Fawmy (L) and Goalkeeping Coach Mohamed illiyas (R) share a hug after guiding the side to another championship.

13  ‘Api Wenuwen api’

Army players thanking the unwavering and vociferous support of their fans throughout the 90 minutes.

14  Golden Boot

Army SC’s Mohamed Issadeen once again became the highest goal scorer of the FA Cup as he has done in the past tournaments.

15  The star with the future stars

Issadeen posing for a photograph with the trophy with a few of his young fans.

16  Champions!

Army SC celebrates becoming back to back FA Cup Champions!