PSS Sleman managed to beat Persebaya Surabaya with a score of 1-0 in the match to determine the Group C 2021 Menpora Cup at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung, Wednesday (7/4) night. These results made PSS successfully accompany Persebaya to qualify for the Menpora Cup quarter-finals. Berita Terkini
PSS Sleman fielded all of their best players by only keeping their flagship defender Fabiano Beltrame on the bench.
Meanwhile, Persebaya coach Aji Santoso rotated in this match by fielding more young players.
PSS, which only needed a draw to qualify for the quarter-finals, continued to appear aggressive in this match.
The 12th minute, relying on speed, PSS striker Irfan Jaya was able to threaten the Persebaya goal. Unfortunately, his shot was off the mark from Persebaya’s goal, which was escorted by Ernando Ari. Berita Olahraga
PSS also had several other opportunities, but failed to be maximized into goals. The first half ended with the score 0-0.
In the second half, PSS made changes. PSS coach Dejan Antonic entered Fabiano Beltrame to strengthen the defense line.
Bru second half lasted one minute, PSS immediately kicked off. Irfan Bachdim managed to bring PSS 1-0 ahead through the penalty spot in the 46th minute. This penalty was obtained after Persebaya defender Rizki Ridho committed a violation against a PSS player in the forbidden box. Berita Dunia
Two minutes later, PSS again threatened by Mario Maslac. Unfortunately, Mario Maslac’s header continued Irfan Bachdim’s free kick, still deviating from the Persebaya goal.
In the 55th minute, a young Persebaya player Marcelino Ferdinand’s shot threatened the PSS goal. However, the shot of the former U-16 national team player was still blocked by PSS goalkeeper Ega Rizky.
In the 64th minute, Mario Maslac almost scored an own goal after his header headed home. Luckily, the ball still bounced slightly over the PSS crossbar. Politik Eropa dan Prusia
In the 90th minute, Persebaya was able to threaten the PSS goal. Luckily, Akbar Firmansyah’s shot was pushed over by PSS goalkeeper Ega Rizky.
These results made PSS qualify for the Menpora Cup quarter-finals as winners of Group C. Meanwhile, Persebaya qualified for the quarter-finals as Group C runners-up.
In the quarter-finals, PSS will meet Group D runners-up Bali United on April 11. Meanwhile, Persebaya will face Group D winner Persib Bandung.