The Indonesian national team will undergo the third round of the 2023 Asian Cup Qualification play-off against Chinese Taipei. This match will be played in duel on 7 and 11 October 2021 in Buriram, Thailand.
The Indonesian national team, which arrived in Buriram on Sunday (3/5/2021), held the first practice to face Chinese Taipei the next day at the Chang Training Ground, Buriram.
This match will determine whether Team Garuda will still have a chance to appear in the 2023 Asian Cup. The last time the Indonesian national team participated in the event was in 2007.
The Indonesian national team met Chinese Taipei at the 2018 Asian Games at the Patriot Stadium, Bekasi. In this match, Stefano Lilipaly et al. won 4-0.
Appearing in front of their own supporters, the U-23 Indonesian National Team played pressing since the ball was rolled out. A number of good opportunities were obtained by Luis Milla’s team.
In the eighth minute, Stefano Lilipaly had a chance to break into the Chinese Taipei goal. However, Lilipaly failed to catch the cross that was released by Febri Hariyadi from the left side.
Alberto Goncalves and Lilipaly took turns threatening the Chinese Taipei national team goal. However, the chances that Beto got in the 15th and 19th minutes, and Lilipaly in the 16th minute still haven’t broken into the opponent’s goal.
Opportunity after opportunity was obtained by the Indonesian national team, but the 0-0 score lasted until the first half was over.
Rage in the Second Half
Entering the second interval, the Indonesian U-23 national team immediately stepped on the gas. In the 67th minute, Indonesia was finally able to break the deadlock. Stefano Lilipaly’s free kick was converted into a goal with a header.
Four minutes later, it was Beto’s turn to list his name on the scoreboard, while doubling Indonesia’s advantage. The ball shot by the Sriwijaya FC striker, who used Lilipaly’s backheel, hit the Chinese Taipei goal.
In the 76th minute, Stefano Lilipaly scored a beautiful goal and brought the Garuda Muda squad to a 3-0 lead. Rezaldi Hehanussa’s pass from the left can be completed by Lilipaly into a goal with an overhead kick.
In injury time, to be precise in the 90+3 minute, the U-23 Indonesian National Team increased the advantage to 4-0. The ball from Hargianto’s hard shot from outside the penalty box shot smoothly into the Chinese Taipei goal. Until the game was over, no additional goals were created.
Must be able to take advantage of the advantages
Ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifying Play-off on 7 and 11 October 2021, Evan Dimas and his friends are quite fortunate ahead of the meeting in Thailand later.
The Chinese Taipei coach, Wang Jiazhong, was suspended by their football federation for neglecting disciplinary actions by the Chinese Taipei national team players. In addition to the coach, six players, namely Jiahunag, Chen Haowei, Bai Shaoyu, Li Xiangwei, and Lin Mingwei and Duan Zhu, were also suspended.
This condition makes the Chinese Taipei national team will be led by Ye Xianzhong in two matches against the Indonesian national team. The former captain of the Indonesian national team, Agung Setyabudi, said that Shin Tae-yong’s team must maximize profits.
“The Indonesian national team should be able to take advantage of the opponent’s situation. Many of their players who are absent, including the coach, mean that it is their weakness,” he explained to Bola.com, Tuesday (5/10/2021).
“Shin Tae-yong definitely knows what his players have to do. Including in compiling the squad that is evenly distributed on all lines. Because speaking in the Indonesian national team, of course, there is no difference in terms of quality,” said Agung, who made 53 appearances for the Indonesian national team.
The man from the city of Solo also emphasized that the strength of Chinese Taipei should not be too feared by the Indonesian national team. According to him, Egy Maulana Vikri et al. At least you can win the game.
“Chinese Taipei is actually not very strong. They are still on par with Singapore, still below Vietnam, so I think the Indonesian national team can beat them,” said Agung Setyabudi.