Indonesia and Blue Hurricane share the spoils

East Bengal

Indonesia and Puerto Rico played out to a 0-0 draw in Tuesday's international friendly between the two teams at the Maguwoharjo Stadium in Yogyakarta.

It was a match of few clear cut chances with Jorge Rivera going close in the opening 20 minutes. The 21-year-old midfielder, who plays for Puerto Rico FC in the North American Soccer League, may feel he should have done better.

The same player was in the heat of the action soon after when he was clattered by an opponent. However, the action would heat up just after the half an hour mark when both goalkeepers were forced into saves.

First, Kurnia Meiga Hermansyah had to be sharp to save from Hector Ramos' strike before Cody Laurendi was then forced into a smart save not long afterwards down the other end.

After the break, the match followed the script of the first stanza with very few chances as both managers made a number of substitutions. Gerald Diaz did think he had scored just after the hour mark but it was ruled out for a clear offside.

The encounter lacked real quality and in the end neither side were able to open their account on the island of Java. Rivera did hit the post in the closing stages but it was not to be as it ended 0-0.

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