RANS Nusantara was only able to pick up one point against Persebaya Surabaya after playing out a goalless draw at the Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Friday (1/12/2023) / Photo: Persebaya
RANS Nusantara was only able to pick up one point against Persebaya Surabaya after playing out a goalless draw at Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Friday (1/12/2023). This additional point meant that The Prestige Phoenix failed to improve their position in the top four in Liga 1 2023/2024.
Rans Nusantara FC appeared quite confident in the match week 21 of League 1 this season. Several times, the home players threatened the Persebaya defense, but they failed to break the deadlock.
In the 13th minute, Persebaya managed to create a chance through the action of Robson Duarte. However, his kick from inside the penalty box still did not lead to the RANS goal.
Three minutes later it was Bruno’s turn to get a chance in the box. Robson Duarte’s crossing ball was blocked by goalkeeper Rans. Unfortunately, the wild ball fell at Bruno’s feet and failed to be controlled properly.
Persebaya’s new striker, Paulo Henrique, doesn’t want to miss out on threatening the opponent’s goal. The bald-headed striker fired a header but it still didn’t reach Rans’ goal.
Persebaya’s last chance came from Duarte’s feet. The Brazilian midfielder fired a hard kick from outside the penalty box. However, the ball still hit the Rans defender and only resulted in a corner kick.
Until the referee blew the whistle to signal the end of the first half, no goals were scored. In the second half, RANS, who appeared in front of his supporters, continued to try to secure the three points.
However, every opportunity created failed to produce a goal. Until the final whistle sounded, the score remained a goalless draw.
This draw left RANS in fifth place with 32 points. Meanwhile, Persebaya is getting closer to the red zone by only being able to score 23 points.