TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Persib Bandung opens the chance to become the champion of BRI Liga 1 2021-2022 after defeating Persija Jakarta in week 28.
Playing at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Gianyar, Bali, Tuesday, March 1, Persib won 2-0 over Persija. David Da Silva bought up two goals for Maung Bandung.
Persib is now in second place with 57 points from 28 matches (17 wins, six draws and five defeats). They are only three points behind Bali United who lead the standings.
With six matches remaining, the Blue Prince still has a chance to win the title of the highest caste football competition in the country this season. At least they have gone through one tough match to compete for the title by conquering Persija.
“The match between the two teams did not develop a bit, such as the difficulty of breaking the deadlock the two teams were a little nervous. In the end there was a chance to score, we managed to score. We deserved to win, because we had many chances to score,” said Persib coach, Robert Rene Alberts. during the press conference session after the match.
The competition for the title of League 1 champion is getting tougher. The top five teams currently still have opportunities, namely Persib, Bali Unite, Arema FC, Bhayangkara FC, and Persebaya Surabaya.
Persib and four other teams will certainly try to focus and not be careless through the rest of the match. In the next match, Robert’s men will face relegation zone team Persiraja Banda Aceh on Saturday. Laskar Rencong is now buried at the bottom of the League 1 standings.
On paper Persib is more superior against Persiraja. Maung Bandung is superior in terms of player material. Even so, the Aceh club, which has the motivation to escape from the next season’s relegation, can be a threat to Teja Paku Alam and his colleagues.
“We have three days to prepare again for the next match. But on March 3 we will be closed because of Nyepi. We have experience in Bali to appreciate culture and customs,” said the Dutch coach.
Persib still have at least two tough matches against Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya. In the first round, Persib gave up from both teams.
The schedule for the remaining matches of Persib Bandung at BRI Liga 1 2021-2022:
– Saturday, March 5, 2022: Persib Bandung vs Persiraja Banda Aceh
– Wednesday, 9 March 2022: Arema FC vs Persib Bandung
– Sunday, March 13, 2022: Persib Bandung vs Madura United
– Saturday, 19 March 2022: Persebaya Surabaya vs Persib Bandung
– Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Persib Bandung vs Persik Kediri
– Week 34 (not announced yet): Persib Bandung vs Barito Putera
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