GIANYAR - Unbeaten record of Persib Bandung broken at Bali United home. Maung Bandung surrendered 0-1 in the follow-up Liga 1 2017 at Kapten I Wayan Dipta stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Wednesday (31/5) night.
Single goal for Bali United victory do by Marcos Flores in first half. The goal of former Persib player was not only tarnish the unbeaten record, but also made Persib ambition to cling tightly to the top of the standings while Liga 1 temporarily vanished.
Persib scattered in 7 rank with 13 points, while Bali United in the sixth rank with 13 points. PSM Makassar still top the standings with 17 points from eight matches.
In game after break, both teams did not make any substitutions. While game under control of Bali United who have not been satisfied with a 1-0 win. Instead, Persib still seem difficult to develop game until 50 minutes.
The 51st minute, yellow card re-issued by referee to the player of Bali United. This time, the 'lucky' is Ricky Fajrin after prop block Persib players. The yellow card came back out in the 57th minute. Gian Zola's turn to get the prize.
The 58th minute, Marcos Flores who is a goal scorer pulled out. Position replaced with Van Der Velden which is a marquee player owned by Bali United. In Persib, Sergio van Dijk pulled and replaced with Tantan.
Just one minute into the field, Van der Velden directly provide a threat. Receive feedback from Irfan Bachdim, Velden off kick in the penalty box. But the ball hit Vladimir Vujovic so it only produced a corner kick.
Fresh power re-entered Persib in the 62nd minute. Gian Zola withdrawn was replaced by Raphael Maitimo to strengthen the middle sector of 'Maung Bandung'.
Two minutes after entering field, Maitimo gave a fresh hand. He headed the ball in the penalty box utilizing cross from Tantan. But, the ball header pass over the goalkeeper Bali United.
The 71st minute, the yellow card flew again. This time, Raphael Maitimo who got it after his feet lifted too high when welcoming the ball in the penalty box.
The middle sector of Persib trying to strengthen by coach Djadjang Nurdjaman. Hariono pulled in 72 minutes and replaced Kim Kurniawan long enough to be the bench residents.
The 83rd minute, Bali United has a chance through Ricky Fajrin. But the ball results crossingnya successfully cut goalkeeper M Natshir.
Persib has not given up yet. The 83rd minute, Tantan off the header in penalty box. But, the ball was easily caught by goalkeeper I Made Wardana.
Until the end of the match, battle both teams increasingly fierce. Both teams are both demonstrating the attacking game. But until the end of the game, score 1-0 for the benefits of Bali United survive.
Bali United: I Made Wardana (GK), Agus Nova, Ahn Byung Keon, Fadil Sausu (C) (Taufiq 77), I Made Andhika (Mahdi Albaar 89), Ricky Fajrin, I Gede Sukadana, Irfan Bachdim (Miftahul Hamdi 80) , Marcos Flores (Van der Velden 58), Sylvano Comvalius, Yabes Roni.
Coach: Widodo C Putro