Thursday, December 16, 2010

AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Finals Matchday 8

Semi-final 2, leg 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia

Philippines 0 Indonesia 1

Christian Gonzalez headed home the only goal of the game on 30 minutes to give the Indonesians the slender one-goal advantage at Bung Karno Stadium in the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals on Thursday.

Originally to be held in the Philippines, the game was shifted to Indonesia as the designated hosts did not have the facilities that meet the minimum FIFA standard for an international tournament.

Despite playing away, the Azkals put up a credible performance against a capacity Senayan crowd and nearly levelled the score in the second half when Phil Younghusband's acrobatic shot was headed off the line by an Indonesian defender.

Both sides will remain in Jakarta for the second leg of the semis which will be played at the same ground on Sunday evening.

1 comment:

  1. The Suzuki Cup is down to two teams for the finals (Indonesia vs Malaysia). I am excited to see how this two national teams battle inside the court.

    I am betting for the Indonesian Team! :)