Bhayangkara Extends Unbeatable Record, Arema FC Increasingly Difficult to Win

IMPERIUMDAILY.COM-JAKARTA-Bhayangkara FC extends Arema FC’s fasting victory. The team, now cared for by Paul Munster, made the Malang club three straight matches without a win, after winning by a narrow 1-0 score in the match which took place at the PTIK Stadium, South Jakarta, Wednesday (11/27) afternoon. Adam Alis Setyano’s single goal in the 40th minute, seemed to hurt the inconsistent ex in recent weeks in Shopee Liga 1 2019.

Adam Alis is indeed a former Arema player. However, he could not avoid sending the ball into the goal of the Singo Edan team that was escorted by Kurniawan Kartika Ajie. In fact, the player with the number 18 back then celebrated after scoring a goal.

“To be honest, the first time before competing I didn’t think I would score. It is important that our team wins. After I scored, I thought this was my former team. Everything went wrong, it was carried away, do not remember Arema my former team. Hopefully, Arema or Aremania are not angry, “Adam Alis Setyano said in a press conference after the match.

The Polri’s club also made a good note, inversely proportional to Arema. Before this they won over Madura United and Persipura Jayapura. Thus, three consecutive matches always end with full points. In addition, the Guardians’ record became seven games without defeat.

The result, Bhayangkara FC has now surged to seventh in the standings. Putu Gede Juni Antara et al. Are now increasingly closing ranks at the top, with a collection of 41 points or just one point away from Arema, three points from the third and fourth ranked teams, Persipura Jayapura and Madura United.
“For me it’s amazing our team can win three matches in a row. This makes the mentality of the players improve and we have to focus on the next game,” said the former Persija Jakarta player.

As for Arema, the results of the match were very disappointing. Because, Hamka Hamzah et al have played well most of the game. Record of shots on goal, attempts to score goals until possession, dominated by Singo Edan’s team whose ambition is to get back to victory soon.

“In the first half we played well. The first 30 minutes we immediately dominated, with 2-3 shots. But we were unlucky not to be able to make a goal, “said Arema Coach, Milomir Seslija.

According to the man who is familiarly called Milo, after missing a goal, his team tried to catch up and continue to attack. In fact, in the second half, three tall players in the front lines. Sylvano Comvalius, Hamka Hamzah and Arthur Cunha assisted the attack. Instead, the defense was guarded by Hanif Sjahbandi and Hendro Siswanto.

“But they play tightly and discipline. Bhayangkara FC survives very well. Even when we played far better than Persija’s opponents, controlling the game, we couldn’t make a goal. We are less effective in taking advantage of opportunities,” he said.

These results, making Arema three games without a win. Previously, Arema drew against Persija and lost at the Persib Bandung headquarters. The team that has a supporter named Aremania is also declining in the standings and lost the opportunity to approach the runner-up standings, Borneo FC which is now within three points with a score of 42 to 45. (li)

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