ACEHFOOTBALL.net — Persija Jakarta advanced to the semifinals of the Menpora Cup tournament 2021 after defeating Barito Putera with a narrow victory 1-0 in the quarter-final match at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang Regency, East Java, Saturday.
Persija Jakarta's winning goal was scored by the Kemayoran Tiger team attacker, Marko Simic, in the 61st minute.
In the early minutes, Barito Putera's players immediately appeared to attack. There was already a shot that led to Persija Jakarta's goal in the first minute. Persija Jakarta also does not remain silent, and attempt to retaliate against the attack.
In those early minutes, one of Barito Putera's players had to be stretched out of the field due to a serious injury. Amiruddin Bagas Kaffa Arrisqi who suffered an injury was pulled out, replaced Nazar Nurzaidin.
The game runs with a high enough tension. The two teams tried to attack each other and tried to get ahead in the early minutes of the match. Both teams strive to create chances, but has not been able to endanger the goals of each opposing team.
In the 15th minute, Osvaldo Haay got a pretty good chance. However, The hard kick of the Persija Jakarta player was still able to be secured by goalkeeper Barito Putera Muhammad Riyandi.
Not long ago, Barito Putera players also open up opportunities, but his kick was still slightly wide on the left side of Persija Jakarta.
Until the 20th minute, no goals have been scored for either team. At that minute, Barito Putera made another substitute for Kahar to replace Bissa Donald due to an injury.
The game goes on at a very high tempo. The two teams attack each other, with the occasional opportunity created. However, both teams were unable to score a goal until the end of the first half.
Entering the second half, the tempo of the game does not change from the first half. Riko Simanjuntak comes on to replace Nico Saputra.
The two teams attack each other for a chance to score a goal. Finally, In the 61st minute Persija Jakarta was able to tear the goal of Barito Putera who was escorted by Muhammad Riyandi.
The goal came from a ball that was able to be pursued by Riko Simanjuntak from the left side of Barito Putera's defense. Riko gives a mature bait to Marko Simic, who is able to execute the bait well and make Persija Jakarta superior 1-0.
The game goes on at a high tempo. Persija Jakarta tries to master the game. However, Barito Putera's players also struggled to counterattack.
Several opportunities were created from both the Persija Jakarta and Barito Putera camps. Barito Prince who seeks to equalize, several times had the opportunity, but not able to convert into a goal.
Meanwhile, Persija Jakarta, also seemed to want to enlarge the victory. In the final minutes of the second half, there is a golden opportunity created. However, opportunities that have not been able to be a goal.
Until the long whistle was blown by referee Steven Yubel Poli, position does not change, 1-0 for the victory of the Kemayoran Tigers.
Line-up of players:
Persija Jakarta – Andritany Ardhyasa, Rezaldi Hehanusa, Marco Motta, Tony Sucipto, Marc Klok, Osvaldo Haay, Ramdani Lestaluhu, Rohit Chand, Sandi Darman Sute, Nico Saputra, and Marko Simic.
Barito Putera – Muhammad Riyandi, Cassio Francisco De Jesus, Muhammad Rifky Suryawan, Abrizal Umanailo, Alif Jaelani, Bayu Pradana Andriatmoko, Luthfi Kamal, Muhammad Firli, Rizky Rizaldi Pora, Amiruddin Bagas Kaffa Arrizqi, and Bisaa Donald.
Coach: Djajang Nurjaman