Indonesia national team got a important goal in injury time before tied with Burundi national team with a score of 2-2 in the International Friendly ‘A’ Match at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi.
Burundi national team immediately tried to take control of the game from the start of the game. They want to dominate possession and put pressure on the Indonesian national team.
The Garuda squad almost conceded in the 13th minute when Elkan Baggott controlled the ball for Saido Berahino. Luckily, Berahino’s shot was still too weak to be repelled by Syahrul Trisna Fadillah.
Not long ago, the set-piece scheme executed by Marc Klok resulted in a dangerous situation. The ball could have been headed by Elkan Baggott, but the Burundi defender could still control the situation.
After entering the 30th minute, the Red and White squad began to feel more comfortable in possession of the ball. Stefano Lilipaly and his friends also started to provide a number of threats in the opponent’s defense area.
However, from the several efforts made by Shin Tae-yong’s foster children, not a single meaningful opportunity has yet been created. In fact, until halftime arrived, the Indonesian National Team still had not recorded a shot on target.
Indonesia national team started the second half with additional power. Stefano Lilipaly, who was not very effective in the first half, was pulled out and replaced by Witan Sulaeman.
In the 51st minute, the Burundi national team created two threats at once from Christophe Nduwarugira and M Aaron. Luckily, these two simultaneous shots on target were still swiftly anticipated by Syahrul.
Stepping on the 61st minute, the Garuda squad was finally able to break the deadlock. Dendy Sulaiman’s cross from the left side was successfully forwarded to the goal by Witan Sulaeman. The Indonesian national team temporarily won 1-0 over Burundi.
The Indonesian national team had to bite their fingers in the 80th minute. Too busy attacking, the Garuda squad actually had to concede a goal through Saido Berahino’s header who took advantage of Christophe Nduwarugira’s cross.
When the match stepped into extra time, Burundi actually managed to score a goal to turn ahead. Richard Kirongozi’s cross was successfully headed by Abedi Bigimirana in the 90+1 minute.
Three minutes later, or to be precise in the 90+4th minute, Jordi Amat succeeded in saving the face of the Indonesian National Team. Jordi Amat’s header managed to tear the Burundi net.
Until the referee blew the whistle signaling the end of the match, the score lasted 2-2 for the Indonesian and Burundi national teams.
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