Parade of 6 Goals, Persija destroys PSM and rises to the top of the standings


Suara.com – Persija Jakarta crushed its guest, PSM Makassar with a landslide score of 4-2 in the big match of the 20th week of the BRI League 1 at Patriot Stadium, Bekasi, Wednesday (25/1/2023) afternoon. The Persija striker duo, Abdulla Yusuf Helal and Aji Kusuma both contributed two goals for Persija in this match.

Meanwhile, from the PSM camp, Everton and Rashid Bakri’s goals were not enough for the leaders of the League 1 standings to avoid defeat from this away game.

With this victory, Persija rose to the top of the standings, shifting PSM. The two teams both collected 38 points from 20 matches, but Persija won head-to-head even though PSM was better in terms of goal difference.

At Patriot Stadium, Persija opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Abdulla Yusuf Helal leaked the cutback ball sent from Riko Simanjuntak from the right.

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Persija then doubled the advantage in the 36th minute. Aji Kusuma made a top action by passing the PSM goalkeeper, Muhammad Reza Pratama. The 23-year-old striker’s left-foot shot, which was just brought in from the Liga 2 club, Persiba, nestled against PSM.

Persija added another goal in the 54th minute. Receiving a through ball, Aji Kusuma escaped the offside trap. Calmly, he netted the ball to bring Persija to a 3-0 lead.

PSM itself was able to reply in the 68th minute. Ramadhan Sanantha’s bait was completed by a foreign legion, Everton with a heel. This beautiful backshell succeeded in defeating Persija goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa.

In the 82nd minute, Persija returned to the lead with a score of 4-1 after Yusuf scored his second goal in this match. The Bahrain striker’s right-foot shot shot into the top right corner of the PSM goal.

PSM itself was able to minimize the position in injury time. Taking advantage of the host’s defensive blunders, Rasyid Bakrie struck the ball from close range. The final score of this game is 4-2.

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Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.

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