Win not enough for Indonesia

Indonesia saw their second consecutive AFF Suzuki Cup campaign end at the group stage on Friday, despite registering a 5-1 in over Laos.

Peter Hoekstra's side were dominant throughout and the result was never in doubt, but Vietnam's 3-1 victory against the Philippines meant that Indonesia were forced to settle for third spot in Group A.

Evan Dimas opened the scoring in just the eight minute, as he found the top corner of Sengathit Somvang's goal with an effort from the edge of the area that left the goalkeeper stranded.

Rizki Ramdani Lestaluhu doubled the advantage on 20 minutes as he swept the ball past Sengathit after some great work from Cristian Gonzales.

The game took a turn in facour of Laos eight minutes later when defender Supardi Nasir Bujang was sent off for bringing down Vilayout Sayyabounsou in the box.

Khampheng Sayavutth stepped up to convert from the spot and hand Laos a lifeline, but it was one that they wouldn't hold for long.

Just five minutes after the interval Rizki Ramdani restored Indonesia's two-goal lead, the midfielder capping off a top class run down the left from Evan.

Laos looked to force their way back into the contest, but despite some sustained pressure, they were unable to add to their tally.

Indeed it was Indonesia who were in the goals once more, with Zulham Malik Zamrun's acrobatic finish making it four, before an own-goal from Laos captain Ketsada Souksavanh rounded off the scoring in the 89th minute.

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