Indonesian National Team Defeats Curacao 3-2
TOPKATA Hot – The Indonesian national team won 3-2 over Curacao in a friendly match. Marc Klok, Fachruddin Aryanto, and Dimas Drajad were present as the scorers of the Garuda Squad.
Playing at Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, Saturday, September 24, 2022, Curacao opened the lead in the 7th minute. Michael Maria’s long-range football hit the goal post, but the ball was immediately grabbed by Rangelo Janga and successfully broke the Indonesian goal.
Curacao’s threat continued in the 17th minute. Justin Ogenia, who saw the empty space in the Indonesian back line, then fired a shot from long range, but the ball bounced over Nadeo Arga Winata’s goal.
Indonesia tried to get out of the pressure and attacked back. As a result, Marc Klok successfully equalized in the 18th minute.
The goal started from Egy Maulana Vikri’s vertical pass to Dimas Drajad. Through diagonal passing, Dimas Drajad continued to Klok who managed to outwit the back row of Curacao. Free uncontrolled in the penalty area, Klok coolly subdued goalkeeper Tyrick Bodak.
The goal added to the spirit of Indonesia, who then turned around the lead in the 23rd minute through Fachruddin Aryanto’s header.
The throw-in that Pratama Arhan released into the Curacao penalty area was greeted by Fachruddin Aryanto with a header that nestled into the right corner of the goal
But that advantage didn’t last long. In the 24th minute, Curacao saw a gap in the Indonesian defense and then launched a counterattack. Throgh’s pass from Kenji Gorré finished off Juninho Bacuna with a hard shot into the left corner of the goal.
Witan Sulaeman got the ball slumped in the penalty area in the 38th minute, but the football bounced far away. In the 40th minute, Yakob Sayuri’s flat shot from the right side was successfully dispelled by Bodak. The 2-2 score closed out the first half.
In the second half, Gorré almost added to Curacao’s goal in the 53rd minute, but his shot was successfully countered by Nadeo. Two minutes later, Indonesia actually managed to score the third goal.
Klok keenly gave a breakthrough pass to Arhan who went into the penalty area from the left side. The Tokyo Verdy player sent a cross to Dimas who was in front of the Curacao goal.
With one backheel, the 1973 Persikabo forward managed to break bodak’s goal. Indonesia led 3-2.
After winning, Indonesia did not relax the attack. Saddil Ramdani got a chance in the 63rd minute, but failed to produce a goal.
Ramadhan Sananta’s long-range shot in the 76th minute was brushed off by Bodak, while Sayuri’s flat shot a minute later could have been caught by goalkeeper Jong PSV. The 3-2 score lasted until the end.
Indonesia (3-4-3): 1-Nadeo (PG); 19-Fachruddin Aryanto, 30-Elkan Baggott, 12-Pratama Arhan; 13-Rachmat Irianto, 23-Marc Klok (5-Rizky Ridho 86′), 15-Ricky Kambuaya (7-Marselino 46′), 25-Yakob Sayuri; 10-Egy Maulana (11-Saddil Ramdani 46′), 9-Dimas Drajad (16-Ramadan Sananta 71′ (18-Muhammad Rafli 86′)), 8-Witan Sulaeman (22-Dendy Sulistyawan 75′).
Coach: Shin Tae-yong.
Curacao (4-2-4): 1-Tyrick Bodak (PG); 17-Dylan Timber (21-Ayrton Statie 55′), 3-Justin Ogenia, 2-Cuco Martina, 12-Shanon Carmelia (15-Nathangelo Markelo 71′); 7-Juninho Bacuna, 10-Leandro Bacuna, 13-Jeremy Antonisse; 14-Kenji Gorre (11-Gevaro Nepomuceno 57′), 16-Michael Maria (8-Roly Bonevacia 71′), 9-Rangelo Janga.
Coach: Remko Bicentini.