Hanoi: Indonesia secured a 2-1 win over Brunei on Matchday Three of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers at the My Dinh Stadium on Tuesday.
Indonesia turned in a solid performance, scoring a goal in each half to finish third in Group K.
The Young Garudas took their time to settle into the game against a Brunei side who were also looking for their first win in the Qualifiers.
Dimas Drajad found the back of the net in the 31st minute to secure the lead for Indra Sjafri’s side as Indonesia imposed themselves in the match with the majority of possession as they took a 1-0 lead at the break.
Sjafri's introduction of Egy Maulana at the hour mark made the difference as the midfielder caused problems for the Brunei defenders.
Indonesia began to increase the intensity of their attacks but Brunei held firm at the back. But it was not long before Brunei cracked under pressure and conceded another goal.
Muhamad Rafi Syarahil found space in the danger area before unleashing a left-footed strike to find the back of the net in the 79th minute.
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However, Brunei were thrown a lifeline in the 81st minute when Azreen Eskander was brought down in the box by Indonesia goalkeeper Muhamad Riyandi.
Muhamad went on to save the penalty but picked up a second yellow card for an infringement to receive his marching orders. Drajad took up goalkeeping duties for Indonesia but was unable to stop Azim Izamuddin Suhaimi from scoring the re-take.
With Indonesia one man down, Brunei peppered the goalmouth but Drajad stayed firm as the Young Garudas held on to win 2-1.
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