The Three European Teams Who Ever Confronted Persija
Persija Jakarta again get a chance to try out one of the European clubs. This time Espanyol who will be against Persija at Patriot Chandrabaga Stadium, Bekasi, Wednesday (19/7).
In the middle of the agenda of League 1, which is entering the densest week, Tiger Kemayoran did not want to waste the opportunity to test the strength of this Catalan origin team.
Not only as a pride for being the first club from Indonesia to get a golden opportunity to try out a European club after the removal of FIFA sanctions, the club from Jakarta will also make this trial to introduce them to the world audience. Given this trial will also be the spotlight of foreign media, especially the Spanish media.
But for Persija this is not the first chance they tested the strength of the European team. They’ve done it before. Here are three memories of a European club that once tested the power of Persija.
1. Ajax Amsterdam
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This Dutch club became the most met European club with Persija. Total The Amsterdam twice met Macan Kemayoran.
The first meeting took place on 9 June 1975 at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta. At that Persija a surprisingly successful Ajax draw against a 1-1 score.
In the game that Jakmania pride club is reinforced by the number one player at the national level. Call it Ronny Paslah, Lim Ibrahim, Sutan Harhara, Risdianto, Sofyan Hadi, Oyong Liza, Suaeb Rizal, Andi Lala, Andjas Asmara, Djunaedi Abdillah, Sumirta, and others.
Even in the game they had first win through Risdianto on 21 minutes. Previously three minutes later Ajax managed to equalize through Johnny Rep.
Meanwhile, the second meeting took place May 11, 2014. At the same venue, Persija must surrender 0-3 from Ajax. At that time Ajax coached by Frank De Boer managed to break through Andritany goalkeeper goals by Lucas Andersen and Mike van der Hoorn. All goals occurred in the first half. Ajax added advantage on 71 minutes through the action of Lerin Duarte who release accurate left foot kick.
2. Dukla Praha
The 1970s became a golden year for this Jakarta team. In addition to being one of the best teams in the era of union and at the same time producing players in the national team. The offer to try out European clubs also came to Persija.
One of them is Prague Dukla Czech team that dijajalnya on December 16, 1973. At that Prague Dukla became a respected club in Europe. But Persija successfully drew Dukla Prague 0-0 in the first round.
But unfortunately in the second half, Dukla Prague Persija successful thrashing with a score of 3-0. Currently Prague Dukla play the highest league in the Czech League.
Kickers Offenbach is one of the clubs from West Germany. In the 1970s West Germany was a mecca with Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller successfully bringing West Germany to become the best team in the World Cup.
Persija itself get a golden opportunity against the West German club because previous national team ever against the club. In that phase Persija charisma is fragrant-fragrant, then Kickers Offenbach curious with Persija.
The match itself happened on January 5, 1975. Indeed in that match Persija must give up 3-2 from Kickers Offenbach, but praise is still given to them. Especially goalscorer Persija namely Andi Lala and Junaedi. Even club owners Offenbach offered to Junaedi to join. According to him Junaedi has a quality game for successfully overcoming difficult things in the game.