2021 Menpora Cup
The 2021 Menpora Cup (Indonesian: Piala Menpora 2021) was a pre-season tournament held by the PSSI ahead of the 2021 Liga 1. The tournament started on 21 March and finished with a two-legged final on 22 and 25 April 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches were played behind closed doors. The 2021 edition was the second edition of Menpora Cup, with the first edition held in 2013 which won by Arema who defeating Australian side Central Coast Mariners by 2–1 in the final.
|Dates||21 March – 25 April 2021|
|Championship venue||Surakarta, Malang, Bandung, and Sleman|
|Goals scored||96 (2.46 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Assanur Rijal (4)|
|Best player||Marc Klok|
PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) decided that only 18 teams that participated in the 2020 Liga 1 could join this tournament. Previously, two Liga 2 teams, PSMS and Sriwijaya, were invited. However, their participation was canceled after PT LIB held a virtual meeting. Persipura decided not to take part in the tournament which led to only 17 teams participating.
The draw of the tournament was held on 8 March 2021. Eighteen teams were divided into four groups, the first two groups contain five teams, while the rest contain only four teams. Four teams, Persija, Persib, Arema, and Persebaya, were distributed to separate groups to ensure they do not meet each other in order to mitigate security risks from travelling fans of these rivalling teams. The draw resulted in the following groups:
Four venues in four cities on Java Island were selected for the tournament.
|2021 Menpora Cup Venues|
|Manahan Stadium||Kanjuruhan Stadium||Jalak Harupat Stadium||Maguwoharjo Stadium|
|Capacity: 20,000||Capacity: 42,449||Capacity: 27,000||Capacity: 31,700|
The regulations were as follows:
- Each team might register 30 players and did not require bringing all players to the stadium.
- Teams must register three goalkeepers.
- Player registration started on 9 March 2021 until one day before of each group's first match.
- Each team allowed to register four foreign players, including one slot for a player from AFC countries.
- Teams could only register a maximum of 10 officials with eight people allowed to sit on the bench.
- Each match was held for 90 minutes by adding a cooling break in the 30th and 75th minutes. The duration of the cooling break was 3 minutes and would be added to the extra time at the end of each round.
- Each team was allowed to substitute a maximum of six players on three occasions.
- There were additional substitutions when entering the knock-out stage. When the match was drawn for up to 90 minutes, then in the extra round, each team was allowed to add one substitution.
The top two teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Barito Putera||2–2||Persikabo 1973|
- Positions determined by head-to-head result: PSS 1–0 Persebaya.
- Positions determined by head-to-head points: Persik 4 pts; Persela 2 pts; Madura United 1 pt.
|PSM (p)||0 (4)|
|Persija (p)||0||0||0 (4)|
|PSS (p)||0 (4)||PSM||1|
|Bali United||0 (2)||PSS||2|
0–0 on aggregate. Persija won 4–3 on penalties.
Persib won 3–2 on aggregate.
Persija won 4–1 on aggregate.
There were 96 goals scored in 39 matches, for an average of 2.46 goals per match.
- Nicolás Vélez
- Bruno Lopes
- Cássio de Jesus
- Jaime Xavier
- Willian Pacheco
- Yann Motta
- Ezechiel N'Douassel
- Ady Setiawan
- Antony Nugroho
- Alberto Gonçalves
- Alif Jaelani
- Alsan Sanda
- Andy Setyo
- Arif Satria
- Arthur Barrios Bonai
- Bayu Pradana
- Beni Oktovianto
- Braif Fatari
- Dendi Santoso
- Esteban Vizcarra
- Farrel Arya
- Feby Eka Putra
- Firza Andika
- Guy Junior Ondoua
- Hari Nur Yulianto
- Irfan Bachdim
- Irkham Zahrul Mila
- Kevy Syahertian
- Marc Klok
- Mokhamad Syaifuddin
- Muhamad Firly
- Patrich Wanggai
- Rendi Irwan
- Rifal Lastori
- Riko Simanjuntak
- Riyan Ardiansyah
- Rizky Pellu
- Rizky Pora
- Saldi Amiruddin
- Slamet Nurcahyono
- Sutanto Tan
- Taufik Hidayat
- Taufiq Febriyanto
- Victor Igbonefo
- Yusuf Fuad
- Zulham Zamrun
- Marco Motta
- Donald Bissa
- Nick Kuipers
- Best referee was awarded to Agus Fauzan Arifin.
- Top scorer were awarded to Assanur Rijal (Persiraja) with four goals.
- Best young player was awarded to Pratama Arhan (PSIS).
- Best player was awarded to Marc Klok (Persija).
- Fair play team was awarded to PSM.
- Best XI were as follows:
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