Indonesia crushes Chinese Taipei 4-0 in Asian Games opener

INASGOC/Ary Kristianto

 

Indonesia started its Asian Games journey in soccer with a bang, crushing Chinese Taipei 4-0 in a Group A match at Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday.

In front of a loud home crowd, Stefano Lilipaly notched two goals in the 67thand 76th minutes, while Alberto “Beto” Goncalves scored in the 70th minute and M. Hargianto in injury time. Stefano and Beto are naturalized citizens.

Stefano put on a spectacle, scoring his second goal with a bicycle kick, triggering cheers from the stands.

With the win, Indonesia secures 3 points, putting it in second place in the group after Palestine with 4 points (one win, one draw). Hong Kong sits in third (3 points), followed by Chinese Taipei (1 point) and Laos (0 points).

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