The following are the results of the match continued for the eighth week of the Group D phase of the 2021 Liga 2 competition between North Sulawesi United vs Persiba Balikpapan.
The 2021 Liga 2 match between North Sulawesi United vs Persiba Balikpapan has just finished being presented at the Batakan Stadium, Balikpapan on Wednesday (17/11/21) night WIB.
Playing at home, the team nicknamed the Sun Bears failed to get full points after being held to a 1-1 draw. This result made them fail to displace Kalteng Putra from the top of Group D League 2.
Meanwhile, North Sulawesi United is still perched one level above Persiba or second in the standings with a goal difference advantage.
Run of the Game:
Playing at their own headquarters, the team made by the former coach of the U-16 and U-19 Indonesian national teams, Fakhri Husaini, immediately appeared pressing.
Several opportunities they can but always fail to convert into goals. North Sulawesi United also put pressure on several times by taking advantage of counter attacks.
Persiba Balikpapan finally broke the egg when the match entered the 42nd minute. Indra Setiawan’s kick was unable to be blocked by North Sulawesi United goalkeeper Feri.
Until the referee blew the final whistle of the first half, the score was 1-0 for the advantage while Persiba Balikpapan remained.
After the break, North Sulawesi United, who did not want to lose, immediately played pressing. The game has only been running for four minutes, they successfully equalized to 1-1 through goals from Rossy Noprihanis.
The score is equally strong, making the match run very hot. The referee issued two red cards to a North Sulawesi player named Decky and Persiba striker Fredi Isir in the 79th minute.
After that, the two teams were seen buying and selling each other’s attacks. However, until the second half finished, no additional goals were created.
North Sulawesi United: Ferries; Arozi, Decky, Yudhi, Andre, Dirga, Wahyu, Rossy, Ari, Ryan, Patrich.
Persiba Balikpapan: Riki Pamdudi; Irvan Febrianto, Ngurah Nanak, Imam Mahmudi, Junius Bate; Bryan Cesar, Mahir Radja, Yan Pieter, Indra Setiawan, Mariando Uropmabin, Yongki Ariwibowo.