Rifad Marasabessy, “Cutter” Best Ball in the U-19 national team
Indonesia U-19 national team played so slick when conquering the Philippines 9-0 in the second match of Group B AFF Cup U-18 allowance at Thuwunna Stadium, Thursday (7/9/2017).
Indra Sjafri’s scores were scored by Feby Eka Putra who made a hat-trick in the 8th, 68 ‘, 87’ minutes plus donations of Egy Maulana Vikri (22 ‘, 38′-pen), Muhammad Iqbal (26’, 40 ‘), Muhammad Rafli (90 + 1’-pen), and Resky Fandi (90 + 2 ‘).
Most of the Garuda Nusantara lovers may be focussed on the violent line of attack. But actually U-19 national team also showcased special abilities in defense.
Throughout the game, Egy Maulana and his friends managed to do 13 intercept that made the Philippines offensive attack. There are six players who play a role in cutting the ball, namely M Rifad Marasabessy (5 intersep), Resky Fandi Witriawan (3), Nurhidayat Haji Haris (2), Rachmat Irianto (1), Samuel Christianson Simanjuntak (1) and Hanis Saghara Putra (1 ).
Marasabessy is not the only one this time to be the main actor in breaking the onslaught of the opponent. Indra Sjafri always play for 90 minutes in the AFF Cup U-18 is also showing off when facing Myanmar.
At that time, the number of intercepting U-19 national team Indonesia “only” 10. Marasabessy became the most Garuda Nusantara players steal the ball, which is three times.
The right-back also posted an assist against Myanmar that helped the U-19 national team win 2-1.