Thursday, August 17, 2017

Asian Cup qualifying: Indonesia 1 Saudi Arabia 2

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 23 Mar 2013

1 Views

Saudi Arabia made it two-from-two in Asia Cup qualifying with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Indonesia on Saturday.

Boaz Salossa put hosts Indonesia ahead in the first half but a brace from Yousef Al Salem lifted Saudi Arabia to victory at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium and top spot in Group C.

Saudi Arabia went into the clash full of confidence having already defeated China last month but it was bottom-placed Indonesia who hit the front inside six minutes.

A seemingly harmless ball into the attacking half from Indonesian goalkeeper Kurnia Hermansyah was not dealt with by Mansour Al Harbi in wet conditions and captain Salossa took full advantage of the defender’s mishap, curling the ball into the top corner.

The visitors responded nine minutes later when Al Salem headed home a Nawaf Al Abid cross.

From that moment on Saudi Arabia dominated possession but had to wait up until the 56th minute for the match-winner.

Sultan Al Beshi whipped in a delightful cross and Al Salem was the first to pounce, guiding his header past the helpless Hermansyah.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top