Persija Jakarta and Dewa United faced off in a thrilling match of the Indonesian Liga 1 on the weekend. The game was played at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta and saw both teams put up a great fight. However, it was Persija Jakarta who came out on top with a 2-1 victory.
The game started with both teams creating chances but failing to convert them into goals. It was only in the 25th minute that Persija Jakarta finally found the back of the net through a brilliant goal from midfielder Bruno Matos. Dewa United, however, did not back down and kept pushing forward, looking for an equalizer.
Their efforts finally paid off in the 40th minute when striker Arif Suyono scored a sensational goal to level the game. The teams went into the half-time break tied at 1-1.
The second half was just as intense as the first, with both teams creating chances but struggling to convert them. It was not until the 83rd minute that Persija Jakarta found the winner, thanks to a stunning free-kick from midfielder Riko Simanjuntak.
Dewa United tried to find an equalizer in the remaining minutes of the game but were unable to do so, and the game ended with a 2-1 victory for Persija Jakarta.
This win sees Persija Jakarta move up to 10th place in the league table, while Dewa United remains in 16th place. Persija Jakarta will be hoping to continue their good form in their upcoming games, while Dewa United will look to bounce back from this defeat in their next fixture.