The tail of the underdogs continued. Indonesia play an exciting attacking, even rough house, brand of football in their Man U uniforms. And a crowd of 100,000 appreciated it. At least Bahrain had their coach supporting them.
Bambang Pamungkas made his mark, and a goal, as did Budi Sudarsono (goal scorer against Sydney FC for Persik Kediri). Bahrain had its chances, missed open goals and hit the cross bar. But it is Indonesia that has a team for these conditions. And they have been prepared well by Bulgarian coach Ivan Kolev.
Forget Europe. Asia is different. Europeans have been made to look foolish in Asia for centuries.