Persib overtake Arema in the West; Persebaya bounce back

Persib Bandung moved top of the Western zone in the Indonesia Super League on Sunday after cruising to a 4-1 win over Gresik United at the Tridarma Stadium.

It took the visitors just five minutes to break the deadlock thanks to a strike from Ferdinand Sinaga, who netted again in the 43rd minute to hand them a comfortable lead.

Muhammad Ridwan them made it 3-0 two minutes before the hour mark and although Shohei Matsunaga managed to pull one back for the hosts in the 70th minute, Persib went on to seal the victory as Atep Rizal added a fourth nine minutes from the end.

The result allowed Persib to climb to the Western summit at the expense of Arema Cronus, who do however have a game in hand.

Over in the Eastern zone, Persebaya Surabaya got back to winning ways following Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Persipura Jayapura with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Perseru Serui.

Persebaya edged ahead at the Gelora Bung Tomo courtesy of Alfin Tuasalamony’s 20th-minute opener, before the visitors were dealt a real blow when Tonny Roy Ayomi was sent off four minutes into the second half for a second bookable offence.

A minute later, the hosts made their numerical advantage count as Greg Nwokolo doubled their lead, before Emmanuel Kenmogne added a third eight minutes later.

And six minutes after the hour mark, they rounded off the scoring as Nwokolo grabbed his second of the evening to cap off a fine display from his side.

With the win, Persebaya moved three spots up to second on the table, while Perseru remain third from bottom.

Sunday’s Indonesia Super League Results


Persebaya Surabaya 4-0 Perseru Serui


Gresik United 1-4 Persib Bandung


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