Indonesia glories in 1-0 victory over Philippines

Padang triumphed over the Philippines with a score of 1-0 in the Asian Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup on Sunday in Jakarta.

The lone – and surprise – goal occurred in the first half of the match with striker Christian Gerard Alfaro Gonzales, also known as “El Loco”, delivering from outside the penalty box across the net.

The ball sailed in to the dismay of Philippines goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.

The cheers from the tens of thousands of spectators, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife, were deafening.

Gonzales, who also scored the only goal in the previous RI-Philippines match on Thursday, had previously missed on three chances to score.

The match was the second leg of the AFF Cup.

Indonesia’s victory ensured their place in the finals.


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