League Results 1, Persija Win in Borneo Thanks to Gol Bambang Pamungkas

League Results 1, Persija Win in Borneo Thanks to Gol Bambang Pamungkas

Persija Jakarta managed to scoop up three points at home to Borneo FC in the 32nd week of League 1 at Segiri Stadium, Samarinda, East Kalimantan on Saturday (28/10/2017). Persija, who was behind, won dramatically 2-1 thanks to striker Bambang Pamungkas striker goal ahead of the game was over.

This victory makes Persija to temporarily rise to fifth rank standings with a collection of 55 points as well as shifting the new Madura United play 30 times. They also look forward to appearing in Asian competition next season.

Currently Persija behind five points from Balil United who ranks third. The position is the final limit of the allocation of League 1 to qualify for the Asian competition in the AFC Cup.

Borneo took the attack initiative to find the opening goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. Persija defender Gunawan Dwi Cahyo and goalkeeper Rizky Darmawan repeatedly had to struggle to secure the net from conceded.

Nevertheless, the first half ended goalless. Borneo’s new eagle could break the deadlock in the 50th minute thanks to Sultan Samma’s goal, who can pass Rudi Widodo guard after receiving a long pass from Asri Akbar, to break down Rizky Darmawan’s goal.

The hosts almost scored a second goal if Lerby Eliandry headed a cross from Terens Puhiri’s cross did not widen in the 60th minute. Four minutes later, Lerby again threatened with a kick from inside the penalty box but could be secured easily by Persija goalkeeper.

Macan Kemayoran succeeded in laying the tie through substitute Ramdani Lestaluhu in the 77th minute. He forwarded a header from Bambang Pamungkas who welcomed a cross from the right side of Borneo FC defense.

It only took five minutes for Stefano Cugurra’s troops to turn things around. After contributing assists for equalizing goals, this time Bambang himself who break down the opponent’s goal to make Persija winning 2-1. The former Indonesian national team striker completed a free kick from Muhammad Hargianto free-kick in the 82nd minute.

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