The guest team have actually played agressively since the first half. Persebaya with it star player in the midfield Irfan Jaya kept trying to press Barito's defense which was guarded by center back duo Dandi and Cassio.
However, the Surabaya team unable to tear the host's goal guarde by goarkeeper M Riyadi. As a result the first half ended with score 0-0.
Persebaya again pressing Barito in the second half, but Barito slow but surely turned back the attack.
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In the 66th minute, Rizky Rizaldi Pora got a wild ball resulted from Persebaya's left wing player error. He immediately sent the bait to Rafael Silva who right away struck the ball with his deadly header to make a goal.
It was the 10th goal the Brazilian striker has made in Shopee Liga 1 competition, and it was the only goal made in the match which was watched by 4,800 spectators.
In the remaining time, Persebaya unable to reply. While Barito seemed to play safely by reinforcing the back line, and Bayu Pradana who actually was a halfback was busy in supporting the defense.
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Barito coach Djajang Nurjaman said he was grateful for the result made by his team. "This is an expensive point we got from a tight match. The opposing team played well, but we could maximized the chances of being score," he pointed out.
However, with additional three points for Barito to collect 19 points from 21 matches, has placed it in position 17 still have to struggle in the relegation zone.