BALI (3 Dec 2019) – A double from hotshot striker Ilija Spasojevic gave Bali United not only a 2-0 win over Semen Padang yesterday but also confirmed their first-ever Indonesia Liga One title.

Playing away at the Haji Agus Salim Stadium in Padang was of no consequence to the visiting side from Bali even though the home team did not hold out for a scoreless draw at the end of an entertaining first half.

But all it took was just a moment of brilliance from Yabes Roni down the right in the 51st minute with playback that saw Spaso’s heading the ball in for the lead.

And five minutes to the end, it was Paulo Sergio’s turn to provid with an almost similar cross that was latched on to goal by the waiting Spaso.

The win ensured Bali United the title this year even though there’s still some four matches to go to the end of the season.

After 30 matches played, Bali have picked up 63 points – 17 points ahead of second-placed Borneo FC.

The loss for Semen Padang meant that they are entrenched at the bottom of the table. 

 

SHOPEE LIGA ONE 2019 CURRENT STANDINGS

 

No Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bali United 30 19 6 5 45 28 +17 63
2 Borneo FC 30 11 13 6 48 37 +11 46
3 Persipura Jayapura 29 12 8 9 41 35 +6 44
4 Madura United 30 12 8 10 46 37 +9 44
5 PSM Makassar 30 13 4 13 44 38 +6 43
6 Arema FC 30 12 7 11 54 48 +6 43
7 Persebaya 30 10 12 8 45 40 +5 42
8 Bhayangkara FC 29 10 11 8 41 35 +6 41
9 Persib Bandung 29 10 11 8 39 35 +4 41
10 PS Sleman 29 10 10 9 34 37 −3 40
11 Persija Jakarta 29 9 11 9 35 34 +1 38
12 TIRA-Persikabo 30 9 11 10 46 47 −1 38
13 Barito Putera 30 9 10 11 39 45 −6 37
14 PSIS Semarang 29 10 7 12 25 32 −7 37
15 Persela Lamongan 29 7 10 12 38 43 −5 31
16 Badak Lampung 29 7 9 13 29 51 −22 30
17 Kalteng Putra 30 8 6 16 31 46 −15 30
18 Semen Padang 30 6 10 14 28 40 −12 28