Indonesia Draws 1-1 with Thailand in Friendly Match
Indonesia faced Thailand in an international friendly match on October 9th, 2020. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Alexandre Polking Puas of Thailand scoring the first goal and Stefano Lilipaly responding with an equalizer.
Thailand Takes Early Lead
In the 15th minute, Alexandre Polking Puas was able to slip a shot past Indonesian goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa. Thailand dominated much of the first half and came close to scoring on a few occasions early on.
Indonesia Equalizes in the Second Half
In the second half, however, Indonesia pressed forward and equalized in the 51st minute, as Stefano Lilipaly put a low shot into the bottom corner of the Thailand goal. Indonesia pushed forward for a winning goal, but the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Indonesia performed well against Thailand. They managed to out-possess their opponents while also keeping Thailand under pressure defensively. Indonesia demonstrated a good defensive shape, with their midfield and defensive players working together to create a compact formation.
Takeaways from the Match
Overall, the friendly match was a good one for both teams. Thailand came close to obtaining a win, but Indonesia was able to matched their opponents in order to grab the draw.
While Indonesia did not walk away with a win, the team was able to show promise against a tough opponent. With Alexandre Polking Putas’ performance proving to be a thorn in Indonesia’s side, the Indonesian team will have to find a way to prevent that from happening in future fixtures.