Arema Cronus moved back top in the Western zone of the Indonesia Super League on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Persita Tangerang at the Mashud Wisnaputra Stadium.
The only goal of the game came in the 35th minute when veteran striker Cristian Gonzales continued his recent good run of form – netting his fifth goal in four games – to hand Arema all three points.
The result ensured they maintained their 100% start to the new season and was enough to send them back top of the table ahead of Persib Bandung, who had claimed the lead on Tuesday after a 3-0 win over Persik Kediri.
In Thursday’s other game in the Western zone, Sriwijaya climbed two spots up to sixth following a 0-0 draw with Gresik United at the Gelora Sriwijaya.
Thursday’s Indonesia Super League Results
Persita Tangerang 0-1 Arema Cronus
Sriwijaya 0-0 Gresik United