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Lutfhi’s single goal takes Indonesia to AFF final

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 25 2019   /  02:07 am
One step closer: Indonesia’s players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Vietnam in the AFF Cup semifinal. The national team advanced to the final.(Antara)

One step closer: Indonesia’s players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Vietnam in the AFF Cup semifinal. The national team advanced to the final.(Antara)Lutfhi Kamal Baharsyah’s successful execution of a free kick in the 70th minute during the semifinal against Vietnam has taken the Indonesian under-22 national team to the final of the AFF U-22 Championship.The team will face either Cambodia or Thailand who will play their semifinal on Sunday.Lutfhi’s goal was the light at the end of the tunnel for the Indonesian youngsters as they had repeatedly penetrated the opponent with no avail. Antara reported on Sunday that during the first 45 minutes Indonesia had delivered a wave of attacks, but the opponents snuffed out every threat. Both sides showed equal preparedness and thick defensive strategies to protect their goal. Witan Sulaiman created an opportunity when he crossed the ball to ...