Thursday, May 11, 2017


Week 5 - PSM End Arema Run To Stay Top

Liga 1

Bhayangkara v Gresik United 2-1 (Thiago Futuroso, M Ichsan; OG)

Simon McMenemy's side came from behind to overcome plucky Gresik at the Patriot Stadium to make it back to back victories following their loss at home to PS TNI.

Persib v Persipura 1-0 (Michael Essien)

Those hashtags calling for coach Djadjang Nurdjaman to be sacked have soon be forgotten. Persib's third win on the spin saw them move to the top of the Liga 1 at least for a few hours. Carlton Cole started, got booked and was taken off at half time. Essien, on as a second half substitute, scored with a penalty just shy of the hour mark.

Borneo v Semen Padang 1-0 (Lerby Eliandry)

Madura United v Perseru 1-1 (Peter Odemwingie; Mariando Djonak Uropmabin)

There is no telling which player will adapt quickly to Indonesia and which won't. Odemwingie is sure hitting the ground running as he scored his fourth goal of the season to give his side the lead against Perseru. If the home side were expecting to go on and win this game though they were sadly mistaken. The visitors were level within 15 minutes. This was their first away point of the season, last year they picked up five on the road.

Barito Putera v PS TNI 0-1 (Erwin Ramdani) 

PS TNI moved up to fourth after this hard fought win which saw 10 yellow cards dished out, including seven for the visiting side.

Persiba v Sriwijaya 0-2 (Maldini Pali, Hilton Moreira) 300

With new coach Milomir Seslija in charge of his first home game Persiba showed flashes of what they could do but ultimately lacked the quality Sriwijaya possess in spades. Mind, if it wasn't for a couple of quality of saves by Sriwijaya keeper Teja Paku Alam who knows what might have happened. Nine yellow cards, seven for the visitors.

Persela v Persija 1-0 (Ivan Coehlo) 11,500

Enjoyed this game. Ultimately the difference between the two teams were the differing  threat posed by Fahmi Al Ayyubi and Ivan Coehla. Another quality performance by Andritany in the Persija goal kept the score respectable but the Macan Kemayoran had the chances to salvage a point from the game. More about where this result leaves the Persija coach Teco can be found here.

Mitra Kukar v Bali United 2-1 (Hendri Adi Bayauw, Anindito Erminarno, Sylvano Comvalius)

After two wins following the sacking of Hans Peter Schaller Bali fell back to eart in East kalimantan despite taking the lead. They can look forward to a new coach with Widodo Cahyono Putro taking over

PSM v Arema 1-0 (Reinaldo)

Arema conceded their first goal of the season as they fell to their first loss of the season is this thriller from Makassar. They also ended the game with 10 men after Junda Irawan received a second yellow card on half time. Reinaldo scored the only goal of the game on 56 minutes and despite playing with 10 men for half the game Arema were still able to cuase problems for the home side. Despite scoring three goals in three games, coach Aji Santoso dropped Dedik Setiawan and partnered Cristian Gonzales with Juan Pino up front.

1 - PSM Makassar 5 4 1 0 8-3 13
2 - Persib Bandung 5 3 2 0 6-2 11
3 - Arema 5 3 1 1 4-1 10
4 - PS TNI 5 2 3 0 8-6 9
5 - Bhayangkara 5 3 0 2 7-7 9

4 - Peter Odemwingie (Madura United)
3 - Dedik Setiawan (Arema), Reinaldo (PSM), Sylvano Comvalius (Bali United), Marclei Santos (Mitra Kukar), Lerby Eliandri (Borneo), Ivan Coehlo (Persela), Boas Solossa (Persipura), Anindito Erminaro (Mitra Kukar), Hilton Moreira (Sriwijaya)

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