1NEWS, Bhayangkara FC successfully defeated Barito Putera with a final score of 3-2 in the 2021-2022 Indonesian Liga 1 continued at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung, Sunday (3/10) yesterday.
With these results, Paul Munster’s troops became one of the undefeated teams in the first series. Even though the team nicknamed The Guardian fell behind in the first half through Rafael Gomes de Oliveira’s quick goal in the 12th minute.
However, Paul Munster changed tactics and strategy in the second half, which allowed his team to score three goals through Renan Silva (56′) and Ezechiel N’Douassel (75′ and 80′), before scoring a goal from Barito through Luthfi Kamal (86′). ‘).
“We knew Barito would fight it out to get out of the relegation zone and that’s what happened in the game,” said Paul Munster, quoted as saying Indosport.
“The first half we didn’t play well, then the second half I changed tactics and we did it. The players have a good mentality so we were able to score goals and get the three points for us to end the first draw with 16 points and that’s a positive thing.”
Bhayangkara FC midfielder, Teuku Muhammad Ichsan also emphasized that his team deserved to win over Barito Putera. Moreover, they were able to control the game, especially in the second half. So three points is a deserved prize.
“Our team played well overall, normal. In the first half we conceded, then we changed a few players and it worked. We controlled everything so we deserved to win,” said the player from Aceh.
From the first six games in the series, Bhayangkara FC was unbeaten. The team belonging to the Indonesian National Police won against Persiraja, Madura United, Persebaya Surabaya, Barito Putera and Persik Kediri, and only drew once against Arema FC.
With a victory over Barito Putera, Bhayangkara FC is firmly in the first position of the Indonesian League 1 standings with 16 points. The Guardian four points ahead of PSIS Semarang in second position.