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A narrow win over Persija, Bali United is getting stronger at the top of the standings

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 – 22:44 WIB

VIVA – Bali United met Persija Jakarta in the match week 29 of Liga 1 2021/22 at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Stadium, Denpasar, on Sunday night, March 6 2022. In that match, Bali United managed to win narrowly over Persija.

After kick off, both teams immediately appeared with a fast tempo. Bali United relied on collective play, while Persija tried to attack through the wings.

The game has only been running for seven minutes, Persija has had a chance through Rohit Chand’s action. However, the Nepal international’s header after receiving Riko Simanjuntak’s cross could still be ignored by Bali United goalkeeper Nadeo Argawinata.

In the 18th minute, it was Bali United’s turn to get the chance. However, Ilija Spasojevic’s header after maximizing Stefano Lilipaly’s pass could still be well secured by Persija goalkeeper Andritany Ardhiyasa.

Bali United finally managed to break the deadlock when the match entered the 35th minute. Receiving a measured pass from Privat Mbarga, Spasojevic’s flick, who was standing without a Persija player escort, managed to put Bali United ahead.

Until the referee blew the long whistle at halftime, no more goals were scored. Bali United was able to beat Persija with a score of 1-0.

After the break, Persija tried to increase the intensity of their attacks. Meanwhile, Bali United continued to play collectively as in the first half.

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