Indonesia U22 national team has made it through to the finals. after a slash win Vietnam U22 national team, defending champions with a score of 3-2 in Men’s football in SEA Games 2023 semi-finals. at Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh.
Indonesia tried to take over the pressure at the start of the first half. Vietnam players immediately demonstrated tight pressing by Indra Sjafri’s players.
Indonesia was able to excel quickly in the 10th minute. The typical Pratama Arahn throw-in was able to meet the head of I Komang Teguh Trisnanda. header was able to break into the goal of Vietnam.
Conceded in a fairly short time made Vietnam stung. Nguyen Ngoc Tran and colleagues immediately tried to contain Indonesia’s defense.
Indonesia got an opportunity through Ramadhan Sananta’s long-range shot in the 17th minute. However, the Vietnam goalkeeper, Quan Van Chuan, was still able to catch Sananta’s kick well.
Entering the 28th minute, Le Van Do received a yellow card. Vietnam winger raised his leg too high for Bagas Kaffa.
A minute later, Bagas Kaffa was able to penetrate the left side of the Vietnam national team’s defense. Unfortunately, the cross could still be cut by the Vietnamese defender.
Alfeandra Dewangga tried his luck in the 30th minute. However, the PSIS Semarang player’s long-range shot was still far from the target.
Vietnam was finally able to reply in the 36th minute. Ernando Ari Sutaryadi’s header with his back to the goal which was released by their mainstay striker, Nguyen Van Tung, could not be reached.
Vietnam looks more confident after being able to score a goal in return. They took advantage of the remaining time in the first half to suppress Garuda Muda’s defense.
Nguyen Thai Son tried to put the ball on the right side of Ernando Ari’s goal in the first minute of first-half injury time. Luckily for Indonesia, the ball was only narrowly sideways from the goal.
There was a commotion at the end of the first half involving players from both teams. Alfeandra Dewangga and Vo Minh Trong received yellow cards after the commotion was successfully broken up. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw.
Indra Sjafri made a surprising change at the start of the second half. Komanhg Teguh and Ananda Raehan, who performed well in the first round, were withdrawn. Indra included Muhammad Taufany and Muhammad Ferarri to replace the two players.
Indonesia was again able to take the lead in the 54th minute. A throw-in by Pratama Arhan managed to create chaos in front of Vietnam’s goal.
Marselino Ferdinan fired a first-time shot using a gag ball. The kick from outside the penalty box that was released by Marselino touched Muhammad Ferarri and outwitted the Vietnam goalkeeper.
Entering the 57th minute, the fight had to be stopped for a moment. Rizky Ridho and Quang Thinh Tran clashed heads. After receiving treatment, both can continue the game.
Pratama Arhan seemed to have forgotten that he had received a yellow card in the first half. He committed a hard foul in the 60th minute. The second yellow card as well as a red card came out of the referee’s pocket for Arhan.
Vietnam coach, Philippe Troussier saw this opportunity. He brought in players with typical attacks to continue to pressure the defense of Indonesia in the remainder of the second half.
On the other hand, Indra Sjafri was forced to sacrifice Witan Sulaeman. He pulled Witan out and put Rio Fahmi in. The Persija full-back came in to fill in the position left by Arhan.
Indra Sjafri again made a substitution in the 73rd minute. Persis Solo striker, Irfan Jauhari was brought in to replace Ramadhan Sananta.
The defense of Indonesia continued to be pressed in the remainder of the second half. Vietnam finally got an equalizer in the 78th minute. Bagas Kaffa, who intended to throw the ball away, scored an own goal.
Ernando Ari was in the right position in the 84th minute. He was able to catch well a hard kick from inside the penalty box that was released by the Vietnam player, Khuat Van Khang.
The threat came again to the goal of Indonesia in the 87th minute. Nguyen Van Tung’s powerful header forced Ernando Ari to fly to ward off the ball.
The referee gave a very long extra time at the end of the second half. There are eight additional minutes that must be lived by both teams in this match.
In the midst of heavy pressure from Vietnam, Indonesia was actually able to score a third goal in the sixth minute of second-half injury time. Muhammad Taufany’s measured kick from outside the penalty box could not be held by Quan Van Chuan.
Indonesia players tried to drag out the match at the end of the match. Substitution of players was also made by Indra Sjafri.
On the other hand, the Vietnam players looked very frustrated. The match ended with Indonesia’s national team victory with a score of 3-2.
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