Indonesia crush Thailand in first Suzuki final

Jakarta

Indonesia’s dream of winning the AFF Suzuki championship is just a step away, after the nation defeated defending champions Thailand 2-1 Wednesday in Bogor, Indonesia.
Playing in the first leg of the final at Pakansari Stadium, Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda managed to secure the first goal of the match in minute 33.
Thailand soon led the game with players who seemed to dominate,but Indonesia didn’t give up their hopes of winning the title for the first time. Cheered on by around 30,000 supporters, the home team fought hard to win the match.
Indonesia’s Rizky Pora secured a goal in minute 66, earning a huge cheer from the crowd.
Less than five minutes later, Hansamu Yama struck another goal for Indonesia, the home side now leading the game 2-1. The match was the fifth time Indonesia has made it to the final in the championship, but it has never yet won the title.—AFP

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