Persipura Jayapura 3-0 Chonburi (13/04/2011)

Jayapura: Persipura Jayapura ensured the first-ever continental game at Mandala Stadium will be remembered for some time to come after they downed Chonburi 3-0.

Tinus Pae, Titus Bonai, and Lukas Mandowen grabbed t he goals that sent Persipura top of AFC Cup Group G and even Yohanis Tjoe's late sending off did little to dampen the mood.

Coach Jacksen Tiago was true to his word, playing attractive football to claim the points. Pae, Bonai, and Boaz Solossa carried the threat up front with Liberian international Zah Rahan sitting a little deeper.

The Black Pearls had their first chance in the eighth minute when Bonai delivered an inviting cross towards Solossa but he sent his effort wide.

A minute later, they took the lead when Solossa eased past a couple of Chonburi defenders with his lightning pace down the left flank and Pae tapped home.

Chonburi almost hit back in the 11th minute when Serbian defender Darko Rakocevic headed a free-kick towards goal but keeper Yoo Jae-hoon was equal to the effort.

Bonai found the net in the 13th minute only for his effort to be ruled out for handball but he eventually got on the score-sheet two minutes before the break when he fired home following a scramble in the box.

Leading 2-0, Persipura were content to defend in the second-half. Chonburi dominated possession and almost pulled one back in the 50th minute but Ortizan Solossa hacked Pipob On Mo’s shot off the line.

Pipob again had a chance in the 63rd minute but his header hit the crossbar with Yoo well beaten.

Yoo enjoyed a superb second-half as he continually frustrated Chonburi and his save indirectly led to Persipura's third goal in the 83rd minute.

The Korean keeper was at full-stretch to claw Pipob's header away before Bhio Paulin's clearance freed substitute Lukas Mandowen, who chased down the ball as it headed towards Chonburi's penalty area.

Mandowen was second favourite to get the ball but keeper Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool failed to collect the ball and he took advantage of the error to slide home.

Yoo managed to keep his clean sheet intact when he saved Suphasek Kaikaew’s shot in the 86th minute and while Persipura were reduced to 10 men in the 89th minute after Tjoe saw a second yellow card they comfortably closed out a historic victory .

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