AFC Cup group stage sees record high attendance in Jakarta
Jakarta: The 2018 AFC Cup Group H tie between Indonesia’s Persija Jakarta and Tampines Rovers from Singapore attracted 49,056 spectators at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, a record high in the AFC Cup Group Stage.
The home side fans enjoyed a spectacular victory and had much to celebrate as Persija claimed a comprehensive 4-1 win over the visitors, courtesy of Marko Simic’s hat-trick and a thunderbolt from Rezaldi Hehanusa.
The match on Wednesday ranks third overall in terms of AFC Cup spectatorship history and is just shy of the Kingfisher East Bengal and Kuwait SC semi-final in 2013 which saw 50,000 spectators attend.
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The record is the 2010 AFC Cup final between Qadsia SC and Al Ittihad that drew 58,604 spectators at the Jaber Al Hamad International Stadium.
On Matchday Three, Persija will face group leaders Song Lam Nghe An of Vietnam on March 6.