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Philippine 0-1 Indonesia, Gonzales head gol

Written By avatarx on Friday, December 17, 2010 | 4:20 PM

Indonesia opened up opportunities to the AFF Cup 2010 final after defeating Philippines 1-0 in the first leg semi-final at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on Thursday [16/12].

With the victory, Indonesia just need grabbed a draw in the second leg in the same place on Sunday [19/12]. In addition, Indonesia became the first team to beat Philippines in the AFF Cup 2010.

Played in front of 80 thousand spectators, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia appeared dominant throughout the match. In contrast, the Philippines still maintains a defense tactic while occasionally counterattack.

Some opportunities obtained Indonesia, but has not produced a goal. In 10th minute , bait from Oktovianus Maniani can not be maximized by Cristian Gonzalez. The ball can still be caught Philippines goalkeeper.

Philippine counter! Starting from attack to Indonesia defense, Phil Younghusband who get free space fired hard, forcing Markus Haris Maulana brushed off the ball in the 13th minute.

In the 32nd minute, Indonesia managed to break the deadlock through a header from Cristian Gonzalez utilize error goalkeeper Neil Etheridge anticipate Firman Utina long ball.

In the second half, Indonesia is again trying to suppress the Philippine defense to double the advantage. Despite dominating the game, Indonesia attack less threatening Philippines defense.

Conversely, The Azkals nearly equalized in the 75th minute when James Younghusband kick with his back to goal barely entered. Fortunately there are Zulkifli Sukur who repulsed the ball which rolled into the empty goal.

Until the game was over, the score remained 1-0 for Indonesia.
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