Monday, May 05, 2014


Arema Remain Top Of ISL

Indonesia Super League

Persija v Arema 0-1 (Gustavo Lopes) 39,763

Ok, so it wasn't quite the 30,000 travelling fans predicted on the web last week but still the largest crowd this season at Bung Karno for the game between these two sides. Despite the passion on the terraces, this is no classico...more a Woodstock Revisited considering the close relationship between the fans of both clubs.

Arema stay top of the table after a controversial penalty, aren't they always, while Persija lost  their second game in the last three.

For Persija, attention will no doubt return to their misfiring strikers.

Semen Padang v Gresik United 1-1 (Airlangga; Kacung Munib) 6,372

For a team with play off ambitions, Semen Padang can't afford to keep dropping points against lower placed teams like this. Gresik are struggling to pull away from the relegation places yet they led for two thirds of the game, Airlangga equalising with 10 minutes on the clock.

Sriwijaya v Barito Putra 4-2 (Asri Akbar, Frank Oliver, Syakir Sulaiman, Vendry Pofu; Sahroni 2) 8,722

When a team with a good home record clashes with a team boasting a poor away record, results like this are always a possibility. It could have been oh so different after Asri had given the home team the lead. Sahroni scored twice within a minute and Barito Putra were in the lead. They kept the lead till half time but Sriwijaya hit back with two goals in nine minutes after the break to set up their own three points

Persita v Persijap 4-0 (Kenji Adichihara 2, Sirvi Arvani 2) 967

Whither next for Persijap? Just four points all season and pointless on their travels this season. Last week they finally replaced coach Raja Isa, replacing him with Evaldo, their experienced Brazilian defender, but he doesn't have much to play with and without a serious injection of funds, which have not been forthcoming, the club are dead certs for relegation.

Persiram v Perseru 0-1 (Yoksan Ama) 125

Another team to replace their coach, Perseru took three points from this Papuan derby played in Sleman, Java!

Mitra Kukar v Persiba Balikpapan 4-0 (Anindito, Herman Dzumafo, Eric Weeks Lewis, Reinaldo Lobo) 8,000

A healthy crowd saw Mitra Kukar return to the top of the eastern conference of the ISL after brushing aside a lacklustre Persiba.

Western Conference

1 - Arema 9 8 0 1 21-4 24
2 - Persib 9 6 1 2 17-8 19

Eastern Conference

1 - Barito Putra 10 6 2 2 18-7 20
2 - Persela 10 6 1 3 16-13 19

9 - Emmanuel Kenmogne (Persebaya)
6 - Ilija Spasojevic (Pusam), Esteban Vizcarra (Semen Padang), James Koko Lomell (Barito Putra)
5 - Cristian Gonzales, Alberto Goncalves (Arema), Djibril Coulibaly (Persib), Greg Nwokolo (Persebaya)

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