Sunday night of January the24th became the last match of Jenderal Sudirman Cup (JSC). The competition in which we witnessed Mitra Kukar unforgettable win after beating Semen Padang 1-2 at Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, had left us a few things that we can get and learn from, one of them is about penalty kick. The tournament has a unique regulation to determine the winner of each match on the group stages. If the 90-minutes ended with a draw, the match would go straight to penalties. Until the final stage, there has been several penalty occasions happened from all teams participating in this tournament.
Initially, we analyze it by having a general look at when those penalties were taken from, which team and player has taken and faced the most of PK, followed by the process of the penalty itself; succeeded and failed attempts, direction, and the goalkeeper reaction towards the spot-kicks.
It has been recorded that there were 148 penalty kicks attempted by numbers of team in JSC. More than 80% of them were from the shootout, while the rest happened in the 90 minutes period. The runners-up, Semen Padang, have been the busiest team in taking and facing the PK by 27 and 29 attempts respectively, with 6 happened on the normal time. Meanwhile, Surabaya United had been the team which only had one chance to score goal from the spot. In contrast, Persib was the only team that was neither taking nor facing a penalty kick in the competition.
Moving on to the players, both locals and foreign had shared the same amount of proportion in taking a penalty, at least 2 chances on the normal time. Semen Padang’s Jandia Eka Putra was no doubt the only keeper who had the most of his time to keep the goal from penalty kick. On the other side, Persib’s goalkeeper, I Made Wirawan, his reflexes was never meant to be tested by the opposite team’s penalty attempt.
Now, take a deep breath and delve into more detail on how the penalty is converted into a goal and also several things related to the conversion. It was mentioned before that 148 penalties were taken in the tournament. Based on the data we collected, nearly 75% of them successfully converted, while 16% were well read and saved by the goalkeeper, and the rest were off target. Still based on these figures, foreign players had 38 shots of penalty attempts with 31 of were on goal while the homegrown had it in the back of the net by 79 from 126 shots.
Unsurprising fact came from foot preferences. Only 14 out of 110 shots were taken by the lefties. Furthermore, 13 out of 38 shots had either gone high, wide, or hit the woodwork. To analyze where the shots direct to, we have broken down the goal into 9 spots.
As you can see, most of the players tend to pick his left side as his goal direction preferences. At least 49 successful attempts went through the right bottom and mid corner of the opposite goalkeeper while 12 others that went into the same pocket were saved. Only 4 players here who were really expert in placing the ball into top corner (see number 1) Bali United’s Fadil Sausu, PS TNI’s Hardiantono, PBR’s Kim Jeffrey, and Semen Padang’s Irsyad Maulana. Pusamania Borneo’s Srdan Lopicic became the only player who were successful in converting most of his penalty attempts (5) whereas both of PSM’s Syamsul Chaeruddin attempts were saved.
29 successful penalties were in fact read and nearly saved by Jandia Eka Putra, PSM’s Dimas Galih Pratama, and Pusamania Borneo’s Galih Sudaryono. Most of the goalkeepers were able to deny at least one shot directed to all spots except number 1 and 3.
There are a few important points that we can grab from this JSC’s “raining penalty goals”. First one being, most of the players competing in the tournament were undoubtedly capable of scoring goals from the spot. However, perhaps locals should learn more on how to get the most out of their penalty chances knowing that there are numbers of foreigners who can score from the spot. The next point came from the shot direction. Majority of penalty taker were using his right foot and placed the ball in towards goalkeeper’s right side.
It might be argued that bending it to the opposite side of the penalty taker will be easier to actually score then placing it to the similar side and ends up being off target. The last point lies on the goalkeeper. The statistics shows that failed penalty kicks were far less than the successful one. It means a few of Indonesian goalkeeper still need to work on reflexes and have some more experiences in defending penalty kick.
Some people argue that penalty tends to be on the taker’s side despite how good the goalkeeper is. However, chances of saving the penalty kick are still out there and who knows it will outnumber the chances of scoring one.
Year 2015 has passed. It was not a very good year for Indonesian football, with FIFA suspension and all. Politics controlled the sport and many people must pay the price: the federation, the clubs, the sponsors, the supporters, as well as the players. With the ban in effect, Indonesian national team lost their rights to compete in international levels, including the World Cup and Asian Cup of Nations qualifiers.
However, the football-crazed nation chose not to suffer under the storming cloud, but rather to have fun with it, just like little kids playing in the rain. Several tournaments were held to keep the footballing spirit on the roll.
One would wonder, over the course of 2015, if there’s no sanction and the Indonesian national team is able to play, who would wear the great red jersey with Garuda’s crest in its chest?
We’d like to share our version of it. Here’s who and why:
GK Dimas Galih Pratama
The 23-year-old played for PSM in Piala Presiden and Jenderal Sudirman Cup. In both tournaments, Galih performed really well, especially in the latter. Albeit he couldn’t make it through from the group stages, without him, PSM would’ve conceded many goals. His save success rate was up to 88% with total 35 saves in his last 7 matches. With Kurnia Meiga was nowhere to find and I Made Wirawan’s inconsistency, Galih deserved the spot between the posts.
Spent 2015 with Sriwijaya FC, he won Benny Dollo’s trust as right full back. He intelligently balanced offense and defense with confidence and endurance. Scored 2 goals in Piala Presiden and earned the spot on Labbola’s Best XI of the tournament. In average, he made 2.7 successful tackles and 3.4 pass interceptions in 2015.
CB Manahati Lestusen
Quite busy in 2015 with Indonesia U-23 team in SEA Games, 2 clubs, and with the army. Took a break during Piala Presiden, he returned as first-choice center half of army-based team PS TNI. In every competitions he was involved in in 2015, Manahati nearly played the whole 90 minutes of each matches. His primary attribute is his versatility, the ability to play in more than 2 roles or positions. Averagely, he made 2.5 successful tackles and 3.7 pass interceptions per match in 2015. He possesses the requirements to be the future leader of Indonesian national team.
CB Achmad Jufriyanto
Started 2015 quite nicely with Persib and their first time playing in international level: The AFC Cup. Their journey had to end early in Round of 16, but Persib struck back in home soil by winning the President Cup. Playing in Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jupe scored the opener to secure Persib’s 2nd title in the period of 1 year with 2-0 win over Sriwijaya FC. Unfortunately, the departure of Vladimir Vujovic significantly influenced Jufriyanto’s performance. Setting up a new defense partnership with little preparation couldn’t bring Persib further from the group stage of Jenderal Sudirman Cup.
LB Johan Alfarizie
Arema was one of the busiest club in 2015 with friendly invitations and tournament agendas. Players came and went throughout the year, but Arema’s left back position belonged to Alfarizie. Statistically speaking, Alfarizie made 2.8 successful tackles per match and 80% passing accuracy. Practically, his only rival for the position is Rizky Pora, but surely Alfarizie was more consistent.
CMF Raphael Maitimo
The Dutch-born midfielder played for 3 different clubs in 2015: Sriwijaya FC, Persita, and Persija. In those 3 teams with 2 different coaches, he always got the central role. He performed economically as a midfielder with effective movements and timely decision-making skill. He had 75% success tackle rate in average and 81% passing accuracy.
CMF Rizky Pellu
Pellu’s decision to move to Mitra Kukar was quite a successful one. Playing in a bigger club boosted his motivation and responsibility to become a better, stronger and more skillful midfielder. He left his reckless style behind and now plays efficiently and with more intelligence. In 2015, his passing accuracy reached 90%, which is a very good number for a midfielder. Along with that, averagely, he only lost possession of the ball 2.3 times in every match he played.
AMF Fadil Sausu
Indra Sjafri put new role, position, and responsibility upon Fadil’s shoulder in Bali United, which successfully rejuvenated the player. Fadil became a passing machine with up to 82 successful passes per match and 88% accuracy. He adapted well with Sjafri’s playing system and comfortably play along. Indonesian national team surely needs this kind of player, who roamed the field with fast pass-and-move attributes. Nonetheless, one question surfaces: can other manager aside from Sjafrie brings out the best of Fadil?
RWF Andik Vermansyah
Playing abroad in the past 2 seasons has successfully changed Andik. Back then he was quite famous for being selfish and only relied on his pace. Wearing the red and yellow colours of Selangor, Andik has transformed into an effective player. He became more tactical and has better knowledge on when he should push the turbo button. Winning the Piala Malaysia could be the start of something big for the tiny winger from Jember. In that tournament, Andik made more crosses than any of his teammates with 2.17 successful crosses per match.
LWF Zulham Zamrun
He displayed a Ronaldo-esque playing style, along with the celebration, into Indonesian football. Very prolific and entertaining during Piala Presiden, which ended with him and Persib lifting the trophy. Sadly, he got injured playing in a low-level tournament, which ruled him out from Jenderal Sudirman Cup. Nevertheless, his fantastic performance in Piala Presiden earned him the spot.
CF Cristian Gonzáles
Old but gold. In his late-30s, El Loco kept on being a nightmare for his opponent’s back line. He still possesses very good ball control technique and scoring instinct. With Arema in 2015, Gonzales won the Inter Island Cup, Bali Island Cup, SCM Cup, and Sunrise of Java Cup. He surely doesn’t have much time left in his career. But in 2015, he still deserved the spot in Indonesian national team.
There you go, our 2015 selections for Indonesian national team. It’s still debatable, of course, but we have the numbers to argue. Feel free to share your version!
As the last competition in the 2015 Malaysian football competition agenda, the Malaysian Cup tournament started the preliminary round in August and finished on December 12. Among the oldest football tournament in Asia -initiated in 1921, Malaysian Cup is the equivalent of England’s FA Cup, as seen by Malaysian football fans. Aside from winning the Malaysia Super League, triumph in this competition has its own prestigious sentiment.
The tournament, with Telekom Malaysia (TM) as primary sponsor, set up a new era of privatization of Malaysian football competition. Football Malaysia, LLP. (FMLLP) was given the responsibility to organize the tournament, which at certain level, also being a stepping-stone towards running the Super League next season. FMLLP itself was appointed by the Malaysian Football Association (FAM) to manage and commercialize up to five football competitions in Malaysia: Super League, Premier League, Malaysian Cup, Malaysian FA Cup, and Sumbangsih Cup.
Carrying the spirit of “Transforming Malaysian football,” FMLLP designated Labbola as match statistics provider also as one of the sponsors for the tournament. As sports data provider and management company, Labbola uses this opportunity to expand internationally, especially in the Asian Market, by opening its branch office in Kuala Lumpur.
Live statistics during the match was seen as something new by Malaysian football fans in general. They experienced for the first time a more detailed statistical information of their beloved teams and players. That includes statistics-based selection for Man of the Match awards in every broadcasted matches by 3 local TV stations. Presented live on TV and published through social media, the statistics displays are well appreciated by the viewers.
The tournament ended with Selangor FA rose as champions following a 2-0 win over Kedah FA. Playing in front of capacity crowd at Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor’s home base, Hazwan Bakri’s brace brought The Red Giants to their 33rd title, which is more than any other teams in Malaysia, so far.
Among the champions, is one of Indonesia’s beloved player, Andik Vermansyah. Participated in the match with approximately 80,000 attendance, Andik wasn’t involved in the set-up process of both goals and was substituted in the 80th minute. However, the Jember-born speedster performed well with his quick movement and individual skills, which brought quite the trouble to Kedah’s defense.
Labbola’s presence in international football industry and Andik’s achievement surely put up something to be proud of by Indonesian football in the midst of FIFA’s suspension. Should the situation persists, it won’t be a surprise if more Indonesian players abandon their ship to find a better chance to play and a better career abroad. Meanwhile, we’ll see which country comes next as Labbola’s destination of international expansion.
this post is a translated version from the original writing of a published before article on juara.net (in Indonesian)
Sebuah regulasi tidak umum diterapkan pada Piala Jenderal Sudirman (PJS) 2015 ini, yaitu pertandingan-pertandingan yang dilangsungkan selama turnamen ini tidak mengenal hasil imbang. Pemenang suatu pertandingan yang berakhir dengan skor sama kuat diputuskan lewat adu penalti. Salah satu faktor terpenting dalam permainan tos-tosan ini adalah kecermatan seorang penjaga gawang dalam membaca arah bola, terlepas dari bagaimana penendang yang dihadapi. Kecermatan insting penjaga gawang dalam membaca arah bola begitu berpengaruh dalam keberhasilan sebuah tim dalam memenangkan adu penalti.
Sepanjang babak penyisihan PJS, tercatat sudah terjadi tujuh pertandingan berakhir sama kuat di waktu normal dan dilanjutkan dengan adu penalti. Semen Padang adalah tim paling sering yang sepanjang babak penyisihan menyelesaikan pertandingan lewat tendangan penalti. Tiga dari tujuh pertandingan tersebut adalah pertandingan yang dilakoni Kabau Sirah, dan ironisnya, tiga adu penalti tersebut tidak pernah dimenangkan oleh Semen Padang.
Dua paragraf tulisan di atas sebenarnya dapat dikerucutkan menjadi pembahasan utama dalam tulisan ini, yaitu: penjaga gawang dan Semen Padang. Menyebut penjaga gawang dan kaitannya dengan Semen Padang, maka satu jawaban tersebut adalah, Jandia Eka Putra. Penjaga gawang berusia 28 tahun tersebut menjadi pilihan utama di bawah mistar Semen Padang dalam turnamen ini.
Jandia sendiri sudah bergabung dengan Semen Padang sejak tahun 2009, ketika ia hijrah dari rival sekota, PSP Padang. Jandia menjalani debutnya saat Semen Padang bertandang ke markas Persiba Balikpapan di Liga Super Indonesia (LSI) 2010/2011. Saat itu, Jandia masuk menggantikan Syamsidar yang cedera. Setelah Syamsidar keluar pada musim 2013, sejak itulah Jandia semakin sering menjadi pilihan utama Kabau Sirah.
Penalti sebenarnya bukan hal yang asing bagi Jandia. Penjaga gawang asli Padang ini tercatat beberapa kali menyelamatkan gawang Semen Padang dari ancaman kebobolan penalti. Salah satu yang paling berkesan adalah di LSI 2010/2011, ketika Semen Padang bertandang ke Persijap. Saat itu Jandia masih merupakan deputi Syamsidar. Penalti Evaldo Silva di menit akhir berhasil dimentahkan Jandia, yang sekaligus menghindarkan Kabau Sirah dari kekalahan
Di LSI 2015 sendiri, yang mana Semen Padang hanya sempat melakoni dua pertandingan. Jandia tercatat sekali menahan penalti Raphael Maitimo saat menjamu Sriwijaya FC di Palembang dan sukses mengantarkan Semen Padang pulang dari Palembang membawa satu angka.
Tidak hanya itu, di turnamen Piala Presiden, ketika dipinjamkan ke Persiba Balikpapan, Jandia juga sukses menahan penalti Ilija Spasojevic. Meski secara keseluruhan penampilan Jandia di turnamen tersebut tidak mengesankan (kebobolan 10 gol), namun kesuksesannya menahan penalti Spasojevic menambah catatan penyelamatan penalti penjaga gawang berambut gondrong ini.
Bagaimana dengan performa Jandia di PJS? Secara umum, performa Jandia bagus. Jandia, sepanjang babak penyisihan sukses membuat 14 kali penyelamatan, dengan persentase penyelamatan 83%. Angka tersebut juga didukung dengan sukses 100% menyelamatkan semua tembakan ke gawang saat Semen Padang menghadapi PSM Makassar dan Mitra Kukar.
Dari 17 tembakan ke gawang yang dihadapi Jandia, hanya dua gol Persipura serta sapuan kunci tepat di garis gawang oleh Ricky Ohorella saat melawan Bali United merupakan bola-bola yang mengarah ke arah gawang yang gagal ia selamatkan.
Jandia pun juga mencatatkan catatan apik, sebagai penjaga gawang dengan catatan cleansheet terbanyak. Kiper bernomor punggung 22 ini sukses di tiga pertandingan menjaga keperawanan gawangnya.
Namun, seperti yang dijelaskan di awal tulisan, Semen Padang adalah kontestan PJS dengan keikutsertaan paling sering di babak adu penalti sejauh ini. Maka otomatis Jandia merupakan penjaga gawang yang paling sering berhadapan dengan bola mati dari titik 12 pas.
Jika dijumlahkan, Jandia telah menghadapi 17 kali tendangan penalti (belum termasuk penalti di luar babak adu penalti saat menghadapi Persipura). Dari 17 penalti itu, Jandia tercatat hanya mampu menyelamatkan dua tendangan. Yang pertama, saat Jandia mampu membaca tendangan pemain PSM, Aditya Putradewa, Jandia mampu membaca arah bola di sebelah tengah bawah. Dan, yang kedua, saat adu penalti menghadapi Mitra Kukar, penjaga gawang yang akrab disapa Kondon ini sukses membaca dan mementahkan tendangan M. Bachtiar, yang diarahkan ke sebelah kiri bawah gawang.
Sisanya, 15 tembakan dari 17 tembakan penalti sukses membobol gawang Jandia, atau persentase penyelamatan penalti Jandia hanya sebesar 12%. Sedangkan, sepanjang turnamen, Jandia mampu enam kali membaca arah tendangan, termasuk dua tembakan yang terselamatkan. Sisanya Jandia gagal menebak arah bola, yang berujung pada gol.
Jika meninjau dari direksi penebakan bola, Jandia cenderung untuk menebak bola ke sisi tepi bawah, yaitu sebanyak 11 kali, dengan rincian 6 kali menebak ke arah kanan bawah dan 5 kali ke arah kiri bawah.
Jika disimpulkan, Jandia memiliki kecendrungan membaca penalti seperti penjaga gawang umumnya, yaitu menebak ke arah sisi tepi bawah gawang. Sementara, untuk arah yang tidak pernah ia dituju adalah, kiri atas, tengah atas, tengah kanan dan tengah.
Dengan catatan yang kurang mengesankan dalam babak adu penalti, sudah barang tentu pelatih penjaga gawang Semen Padang, Zulkarnaen Zakaria, akan memberi porsi latihan khusus adu penalti bagi Jandia, mengingat di babak delapan besar masih akan menggunakan regulasi yang sama. Semen Padang juga akan bersua lawan-lawan yang relatif seimbang, yakni PS TNI, Persija dan Mitra Kukar. Masih besar kemungkinan bagi Kabau Sirah untuk menyelasaikan permainan lewat adu penalti.
Dengan jam terbang adu penalti yang sudah didapatnya selama babak penyisihan, tentu akan menuntut Jandia untuk lebih cermat dalam membantu Kabau Sirah, jika di babak delapan besar nanti harus menyelesaikan pertandingan lewat babak tos-tosan tersebut.
Setelah akrab dengan kekalahan adu penalti di tiga pertandingan pertamanya di Piala Jendral Sudirman (PJS) 2015, akhirnya Semen Padang meraih tiga angka pertama mereka, setelah menang 2-0 atas tuan rumah, Bali United (26/11) di Stadion Kapten I Wayan Dipta, Gianyar, Bali.
Dalam pertandingan tersebut, sebenarnya Bali United lebih menguasai pertandingan, Semen Padang pun bermain dengan garis pertahanan rendah dan menunggu momentum untuk melakukan serangan balik.
Hal itu tergambar dari penguasaan bola Bali United yang unggul 59% berbanding 41%. Meski unggul dari penguasaan bola, Bali United hanya mampu menciptakan empat peluang, berbanding terbalik dengan skuat Kabau Sirah, yang sukses mencatatkan 13 peluang, yang dua di antaranya sukses dikonversi menjadi gol oleh James Koko Lomell dan Nur Iskandar.
Kesulitan Bali United untuk membongkar pertahanan Kabau Sirah tidak lepas dari permainan baik dan disiplinnya Mohamadou Al-Hadji di lini pertahanan Semen Padang. Bek yang baru didatangkan untuk menggantikan Goran Gancev ini mencatatkan penampilan terbaiknya malam itu. Mohamadou sukses menjadi tembok kokoh Kabau Sirah.
Umpan-umpan dari lini tengah atau sayap dari Serdadu Tridatu kerap terhenti di kaki pemain asal Mali ini, tercatat Mohamadou sukses melakukan 9 kali intersepsi. Angka tersebut merupakan angka intersepsi terbanyak di antara semua pemain pada pertandingan tersebut.
Selain itu, Mohamadou juga sukses memberi rasa aman, bagi pertahanan dan kiper Semen Padang, Jandia Eka Putra. Mantan pemain Persik Kediri tersebut mencatatkan 6 kali sapuan bola, yang menandakan bahwa ia benar-benar tidak membiarkan bola yang dialirkan pemain-pemain Serdadu Tridatu memasuki pertahanan Kabau Sirah.
Berduet bersama Handi Ramdan sebagai bek tengah Semen Padang, Mohamadou memang menampilkan penampilan mengesankan. Mohamadou tercatatkan 75% memenangkan duel udara, dan memiliki persentase tekel sukses sebanyak 50%.
Mohamadou sukses menahan serangan Bali United selama 80 menit, hingga terjadi antiklimaks bagi Serdadu Tridatu, yaitu kecolongan dua gol menuju akhir pertandingan.
Penampilan sempurna Mohamadou semakin ditunjukkan lewat keberhasilan untuk tidak melakukan satu pelanggaran pun malam itu.
Meski banyak pemain-pemain Bali United yang mengurung pertahanan Semen Padang, pemain bernomor punggung 25 tersebut terlihat sangat disiplin, ia tidak membiarkan dirinya melakukan kesalahan dengan membuat pelanggaran yang membahayakan lini belakang Kabau Sirah.
Selain meraih tiga poin dari pertandingan tersebut, ada suatu prestasi tersendiri yang dicatatkan oleh Semen Padang, terutama lini pertahanan tim ini. Berkat kemenangan itu, Kabau Sirah mencatatkan cleansheet ketiga mereka di turnamen PJS, sekaligus menorehkan jumlah cleansheet terbanyak di antara kontestan lainnya di PJS.
Hal itu tidak terlepas dari taktik bertahan Nil Maizar serta konsistensi Mohamadou El Hadji di lini belakang Semen Padang di setiap pertandingannya.
Hasil pertandingan tersebut secara langsung memastikan Bali United harus mengakhiri perjalanan mereka di turnamen Piala Jenderal Sudirman 2015.
Sedangkan bagi Semen Padang, kemenangan tersebut masih menyisakan asa bagi Kabau Sirah untuk lolos ke babak selanjutnya, meski harus menunggu hasil pertandingan terakhir di grup B, serta pertandingan di grup lain, untuk lolos dengan predikat peringkat tiga terbaik.