Date: Aug 13, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s defense yesterday held firm through the first half, but Indonesian striker
Stefano Lilipaly scored a brace after the interval to lead the hosts to a 4-0 win in the Asian Games men’s soccer competition at Patriot Stadium in Bekasi, Indonesia.
Lilipaly found the net off a header in the 66th minute, and five minutes later the hosts doubled the lead when Brazil-born Alberto da Costa scored from a passing combination.
Lilipaly scored on a bicycle-kick on a cross a few minutes later, and substitute Muhammad Hargianto hit a long shot in injury-time to wrap up the match.
Taiwan had two good chances to score: One in the 17th minute, when defender Chen Ting-yang, after a free kick, found himself alone with the ball and only the goalkeeper to beat, but he hit the side netting. Another came just past the 30th minute, when midfielder Chen Chao-an had his shot cleared from in front of the goal line by Indonesia’s defense. [FULL STORY]