Indonesia score in extra time to overcome Singapore in Suzuki Cup semi-final
Indonesia scored two times in additional time to get rid of eight-man Singapore 4-2 at the city state’s National Arena on Saturday, as they reached the AFF Suzuki Cup last for the 6th time.
The hosts lost a chance to win the semi-final when Faris Ramli missed out on a stoppage-time charge and Indonesia capitalised in the additional thirty minutes as Irfan Jaya and Egy Maulana Vikri netted versus the tiring Lions.
The Indonesians have actually never ever won the competitors, however they will get their possibility to end their dry spell in next week’s last versus Thailand or Vietnam.
The Thais hold a two-goal lead after the very first leg of that tie.
Following a 1-1 attract the very first leg, Indonesia took the lead after 11 minutes when Witan Sulaeman capitalised on bad protecting to square the ball for Ezra Walian to tap house.
Ricky Kambuaya shot simply over the crossbar and Ramai Rumakiek’s free-kick was visited Hassan Sunny as the Garuda attempted to construct on their benefit.
Singapore suffered a big blow in blockage time when Safuwan Baharudin was controversially sent after he was revealed a 2nd yellow card following a tussle with an Indonesian protector.
However the Lions right away returned on level terms as Indonesia had a hard time to clear Shahdan Sulaiman’s free-kick and Tune Ui-young fired house after a goalmouth scramble.
Indonesia almost restored their lead when Rizky Ridho fired versus the crossbar on the hour and they got an additional increase when Irfan Fandi likewise got a red card for reducing Irfan Jaya as he bore down on objective.
However Singapore’s 9 guys increased to the event and went on in the 74th minute when Shahdan Suleiman curled in an outstanding free-kick from 20 metres.
Indonesia capitalised on their two-man benefit as Pratama Arhan rushed the ball house 3 minutes from time to level ball game when again.
Singapore still had an opportunity to win the video game in guideline time when they granted a last-minute charge, however Faris’ tame effort was stayed out by goalkeeper Nadeo Argawinata.
The house side would rue that missed out on chance as Irfan turned the ball in from close quarters in the very first minute of extra-time prior to Egy included another at the end of the very first duration to put Indonesia 2 objectives up.
The house side fought gallantly however they were lowered to 8 guys when Hassan was sent in the last minute of additional time for a nasty outdoors his box.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.