FUTSALCUP: BTS will face Hongyen Thakam for the championship
FUTSALCUP: BTS Korat, 8 September 2022 The AFF Futsal Cup 2022 final between Bintang Timur Surabaya (BTS) FC from Indonesia and Hongyan Thakam FC from Thailand will take place at Terminal 21 in Korat in two days, and both teams will be vying for their first regional trophy.
In the first semifinal, the Indonesian champions defeated Sahako FC of Vietnam 2-1 before Hongyen Thakam defeated Selangor MAC of Selangor 6-2 in the second match.
When Sunny Rizki Suhendra capitalized on the effort of Alfajri Zikri in the sixth minute and Edison Coelho added the second goal a minute later, BTS had the advantage they needed to go up 2-0.
And while Sahako hoped to recover, as they did against Selangor MAC in the group stage to win the group, they would discover that BTS was just a little bit more seasoned and composed.
In the 27th minute, Duong Ngoc Linh’s darting dash paid off when he blasted past goalkeeper Muhammad Nazil Purnama to narrow the difference with BTS.
Although they were able to forge a series of opportunities shortly after, they were unable to stop BTS from securing their place in the final for the first time ever.
Meanwhile, Hongyen Thakam easily defeated Selangor MAC 6-2 to secure their position in the championship game.
Five minutes in, Captain Katawut Phoopan scored to give his team the lead. Ten minutes later, Syed Aizad Daniel Syed Nasir equalized with a left-footed goal.
Wilson Neto’s well-placed free kick in the 13th minute gave Hongyen a 2-1 lead as they marched off to the locker room.
Even though Matheus Silva scored Selangor MAC’s second goal of the match in the 21st minute, they were unable to stop Hongyen from outplaying them for the victory, which was well-earned.
Supot Makrak scored for Hongyen in the 21st minute, followed by goals from Wittaya Duangpoo in the 22nd, Wendel Mendes in the 29th, and Amarin Akapan in the 32nd as the Thai team prepared to play in their first final this year.
FUTSALCUP: BTS 2022 AFF FUTSAL CUP
8 Sept 2022
BTS FC 1-2 Sahako FC
Selangor MAC Hongyen Thakam 6-2
All Matches on September 10, 2022 at Terminal 21
Sahako FC vs. Selangor MAC (1400 hrs.) for third and fourth place
BTS FC vs. Hongyen Thakam, championship game, 1700 hrs.