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March 11, 2014
• Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Referee: C. Beath
• Attendance: 2085
Y. Hanapi 27'
Y. Pahabol 74'
I will say my goodbyes here now. This is Teng Kiat, you can find me on Twitter at @TengKiat and it has been a pleasure tonight. Til next time!
Home now have one point and are bottom of the group, with Churchill beating New Radiant currently. Persipura will top Group E if that result stays.
They were left to rue those misses as Ferinando, who was a lively presence after coming on in the 56th minute, got the equaliser with a deflected effort.
On the balance of play it is a fair result, but you have to feel for Home not getting the win, especially with a depleted squad. Persipura had the better chances but Home should have gone two goals up with either chance in the second half from Izzdin or Qiu.
90' + 4'
FULL-TIME! Home United 1-1 Persipura Jayapura!
90' + 4'
Precious clears and the referee signals for full-time!
90' + 3'
Free-kick 35 yards out for Persipura...
90' + 2'
But the Frenchman overhits the delivery and it floats out. Disappointing!
90' + 2'
Ahmed Fahmie earns a free-kick 25 yards out near the right touchline. Home must make this count. Camara to take...
90' + 1'
Yellow Card Boas Theofilus Erwin Salossa
The captain goes into the book for a mistimed challenge on Redzwan.
You have to say the referee has had a good game today. No-nonsense, but has let the game flow.
FOUR minutes added on, as Camara cuts out a dangerous cross.
BLOCK! Ismail with yet another block as he throws himself in the way of Ferinando's shot from the left. The corner is played to Ferinando, who blasts an effort hopelessly wide.
OVER! Now it's Yasir's turn as he blasts over from the edge of the box when he had time and space. Should have done better!
OVER! Ferinando brings down a pass on the left, skips past Redzwan and cuts in to lay the ball off for Gerald, who skies his effort over the bar!
Ismail goes up for a challenge with Ferinando and comes down in a heap clutching his ankle.
In somewhat related events, the haze seems to be descending more and it's starting to sting the eyes..
CHANCE! Dear oh dear! What was Ahmed Fahmie thinking?! Redzwan slips in Ismail down the right on the overlap and the right-back's cross just needed a touch, but Ahmed just stood and watched the ball roll past. Why?!
It's hard to see Home create anything much now though, especially with Lee off the pitch.
How costly are those misses by Izzdin and Qiu looking now? Fifteen minutes or so left for either side to win this.
Can't say Persipura don't deserve that goal though. They have had the most of the attacking intent here.
GOAL! Persipura get lucky as a shot is blocked and bounces into the path of Ferinando, who places his effort into the far corner past Shahril with the aid of a deflection. The goalie looked as if he got a touch to the ball. That is a big blow for Home!
Goal Yohanes Ferinando Pahabol
The Protectors' talisman comes off.
Yasir gets the foul his way after being tugged back while doing a spot of defending. He has been superb today, easily Home's best player.
SAVE! Shahril spills a trick, bouncing long-range attempt from Ferinando but luckily for him, it goes behind for a corner.
SAVE! Izzdin profits from a superb pass by Yasir to run clear but he hesitates and Yoo is able to block the shot! What a chance for 2-0!
BLOCK! Ismail gets in the way of a 25-yard piledriver from Daniel Siogama!
Yellow Card Sevki Sha'ban
Within three minutes of coming on, Sevki cops a yellow for bringing down an opponent 25 yards out on the right.
WIDE! Yustinus is found with a slide-rule ball from Lee inside the box on the right but his chipped cross is well headed away by Precious. The ball falls back to the right-back, who blazes his volley well wide.
WIDE! Gerald turns and fires one past the left post from 25 yards. Not the best of efforts.
The knackered youngster is replaced by Sevki, who goes into defensive midfield.
Will Home rue not scoring a second?
SAVE! Qiu is released down the centre by a lovely ball from Yasir, but his shot is too close to Yoo, who makes the block!
SAVE! Juma'at does well to track Boaz and slides in to block the cross. From the corner, Shahril gets up smartly to tip the cross away!
First change of the game for Home.
Yohanes Ferinando Pahabol
SAVE! Qiu shows his strength by muscling past two defenders before forcing Yoo to parry his angled drive behind!
The script of the second period has largely followed the first, with Persipura seeing most of the ball while Home utilise the counter-attack.
BLOCK! Another last-ditch intervention, this time from Camara as he slides in to prevent Boaz near the penalty spot!
Yellow Card Eddie Foday
SAVE! Boaz finds Fokay from the left and he relays the ball to Gerald on the right inside the box, but Shahril parries the fierce shot!
SAVE! Now Ian is afforded some space to pick his spot 25 yards out but fortunately for Home, he bends his shot straight into Shahril's arms.
CLOSE! Shahril comes out just in time to smother a chipped pass from Ian as Fokay bore down on him!
GOOD DEFENDING! This time it's Juma'at, who moves over from the left well to shield a through ball from Fokay!
Qiu Li gets his head to it though and Yasir bundles it out. The throw in goes to Persipura, who go on the attack but once again Home get it away.
Early corner for Persipura as Gerald's cross is deflected behind.
You would expect the Black Pearls to come out strongly in the second half though. The Home defence need to stand firm and I imagine Lee Lim-Saeng will tell his players to keep things compact in the middle and utilise the flanks more on the break.
When the goal came though, it was of the highest quality. Slick interplay between Qiu and Yasir, with the latter dummying over Qiu's pass to Lee. The Korean flicked a first-time ball through to Yasir on the left inside the box and the winger neatly lobbed Yoo. Stunning.
Persipura have had their moments and arguably should be level at least but for some wasteful finishing and terrific defending from the Home back-line.
Well, that was pretty entertaining! Home with the all important goal of the half, although I am sure Persipura edged it in terms of possession and chances. The Protectors seem to be playing on the break and they have done so to devastating effect, threatening every single time they have counter-attacked.
45' + 3'
HALF-TIME! Home United 1-0 Persipura Jayapura!
45' + 2'
SAVE! Juma'at finds Qiu just outside the box from the left wing but the shot is once again straight at Yoo.
45' + 1'
WIDE! Just over the bar from Yasir, who went past three players before firing wide from the edge of the box. Great play!
Three minutes of time added on for Home to hold on to this lead.
Home clear the ball through Syahiran, with Lee flicking it on with a deft header for Qiu. The latter is brought down, but that was a demonstration of the class the former Korean international possesses. Perfect weight on the first-time header.
WIDE! Boaz drops a shoulder and glides past Precious on the left before blasting his shot not far wide of the far post!
Fazli jinks past two on the right and cuts in before trying to slip Yasir through, but gets the pass wrong and it's cleared.
WIDE! Lee's fierce volley from the right is palmed away by Yoo. The ball falls to the onrushing Izzdin on the "D", but his lashed volley bounces wide of the left post!
Tactically, this is probably the best performance of the season from the Protectors. Some mistakes here and there but they seem to have got most of their cards right.
OFFSIDE! Juma'at threads Lee down the left with a neat ball that evades a sliding Daniel. The cross comes in and Fazli nicks in at the near post to flick the ball into the net, but he is flagged offside! Close call that!
Yellow Card Yasir Hanapi
First booking of the game goes to the goal-scorer.
As for the goal, it was the culmination of a lovely, flowing move. Qiu played a one-two with Yasir, before dummying the pass from the former that found Lee. He flicks it through to Yasir inside the box and he winger lobs it over Yoo. Stunning.
WIDE! Great play from Lee as he holds up the ball inside the box on the left, taunting and teasing Bio before pulling it to the far post for Fazli, who lunges in and puts it wide! To be fair, that wasn't an easy chance.
SAVE! Yasir pokes the ball to Qiu just outside the box and the striker takes his time to shoot, but the attempt is weak and goes straight to Yoo!
Daniel Siogama Tata
Early defensive shuffle from the Indonesians. It's a straight swop.
WIDE! Gerald lifts the ball over the top for Fokay to run on to. He gets to the ball before Shahril but the angle is tight and he puts it the wrong side of the near post!
BLOCK! Gerald cuts the ball back from the right and Fokay looks set to slot it home from six yards, but Ismail pops up with a massive block!
Assist Lee Kwan-woo
GOAL!! What a beautiful finish! A through ball is played to Yasir on the left inside the area and he deftly lifts it over Yoo!
Goal Yasir Hanapi
BLOCK! Camara fends off Boaz's volley from close range and the ball falls to Foday, but Juma'at is there in the nick of time to make another fine block!
WIDE! Now Qiu fires wide of the near post from inside the box after Yasir dinked in a neat ball over the top from the left flank. Will Home rue those misses from the Singapore international?
CHANCE! Just as I say that, Yasir picks out Lee on the left with a superb through ball. The Korean swings in an absolute peach of a cross to Qiu in the middle, who only needed to touch it in. But the striker completely misjudges the bounce and fails to get contact! What a chance!
Fair to say that Persipura are the better side now. Having more of the ball and doing most of the attacking.
BLOCK! Boaz tries a powerful drive from 25 yards but it is well blocked! I think that was Ismail with the block.
Just a quick recap of their first games: Home lost 1-0 to New Radiant thanks to a controversial penalty in Maldives, while Persipura rather impressively beat Churchill Brothers 2-0 at home.
After the first five minutes where Home came out strongly, Persipura have settled into the game since then and it's looking even between both sides now.
SAVE! Yustinus swings in the cross from the right to Boaz at the far post, who chests the ball down before getting off the volley. But it's tame and easily saved by Shahril. Good build-up play though!
It appears as if Persipura are employing more or less that same formation as well!
Yoo; Yustinus, Bio, Dominggus, Roni; Lim, Imanuel; Gerald, Ian, Boaz (C); Foday.
For Home, they are lined up in a 4-2-3-1 as below:
Shahril; Ismail, Precious, Camara, Juma'at (C); Syahiran, Izzdin; Fazli, Lee, Qiu; Yasir.
PUNCH! A deep cross comes in to the near post and Yoo manages to get to it a fraction before Lee. Good goalkeeping.
WIDE! It's poor and Lim Jun-Sik clears, but it comes back to Lee and his cross is headed wide by Qiu!
Early corner here for Home as Juma'at wins it off a defender. Good delivery needed here from Lee.
CROSS! Qiu Li skips past his markers down the right and whips in a low cross, but it's cleared easily. No Home shirt in the box too.
You've got to say Persipura are looking very smart in their AC Milan-like kit! Creates a nice contrast with Home's white top and red bottom ensemble.
Good evening all and welcome to Goal's LIVE play-by-play updates on the AFC Cup Group E game between Home United and Persipura Jayapura! My name is Teng Kiat and I will strive to bring you all the action from Jalan Besar Stadium tonight!
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