Julio Banuelos’ Future Is Safe For A While
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Persib’s eternal rival Persija Jakarta faced a tough situation as they met PSIS Semarang, who recently broke PSM Makassar’s home record for the first time this season last Wednesday. The match was a meaningful one for Julio Banuelos as Macan Kemayoran still can’t move from the relegation zone even until the Spanish mastermind come.
Formerly a member of Leeds United’s coaching staff, Banuelos’ future was made a little bit brighter after yesterday as Persija were able to win 2-1 against Laskar Mahesa Jenar. Playing in front a thousand Jakmania supporters, who were protesting the side’s poor results at the Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium, Persija took the lead in first-half injury time through Marco Simic’s penalty.
Their second goal was scored in the 53rd minute when Nepali midfielder, Rohit Chand, took advantage from scrimmage in front of Jandia Eka Putra’s goal. However, PSIS can close the gap ten minute after through Septian David Maulana’s goal.
In Lampung, hosts Perseru Badak drew against PSM Makassar close this week. Amido Balde helped the away team take the lead in the 36th minute, but Laskar Saburai equalized in the second half after PSM played with ten players since the end of the first half after Zulham Zamrun got a straight red card from the referee.
Week 18 Results
Friday, 13th September 2019
Bali United 0-0 Bhayangkara FC
Semen Padang FC 0-1 PSS Sleman
Kalteng Putra 1-1 PERSEBAYA Surabaya
Arema FC 2-2 Borneo FC
Saturday, 14th September 2019
Madura United 2-2 PS Barito Putera
PS TIRA-PERSIKABO 1-1 PERSIB Bandung
Sunday, 15th September 2019
PERSIJA Jakarta 2-1 PSIS Semarang
PERSIPURA Jayapura 2-0 PERSELA Lamongan
PERSERU Badak Lampung 1-1 PSM Makassar