A review of the weekend’s action in the Chinese Super League

Chinese Super League Review

There was plenty of action in the CSL this weekend and below is how the weekend’s action unfolded.

Friday’s action

There were only two games on Friday, which both took place in the CSL. The first game saw Jiangsu Sainty beat Guangzhou R&F 2-0. Both goals came in the second half the first from Zichang Huang in the 48th minute and the second came courtesy of the penalty spot with Alex Teixeira converting in the 60th minute to wrap up three points for the away side. The second game saw Beijing Guoan draw 1-1 with Tianjin Teda. Guoan opened the scoring in the tenth minute with Jonathan Soriano netted for the home side. Teda equalised just before the half hour mark through Ghanian striker Frank Acheampong, who has been in terrific form at both club and national level so far this season.

Saturday’s action

There were two games again in the CSL. The first of these saw Dalian Aerbin draw 2-2 with Chongqing Lifan. Aerbin went ahead in the 18th minute through Wang Jinxian. They doubled their lead in the 56th minute through Nicholas Gaitan. However, despite looking on course to win the game until they were reduced to ten men when Zhu Xiaogang was sent off in the 60th minute. Then four minutes later, Lifan sparked a twenty minutes comeback through Fernandinho, obviously not the Manchester City midfielder! and then finally with six minutes left equalised through Cao Dong. The other game saw Hebei China Fortune beat Changchun Yatai 2-1. China Fortune took the lead in the 43rd minute through Gui Hong. Ezequiel Lavezzi doubled their lead in the 58th minute. Yatai scored a consolation goal with two minutes left through Du Zhenyu.

Their was also three games in the CSL One. The first saw Yanbian Fude draw 0-0 with Shanghai Shenxin. The second game saw Meizhou Mexian Techand beat Dalian Transcendence 3-1, thanks to an 81 minute Alosio Dos Santos Goncalves. The last of these last Hangzhou Greentown Heilongjiang Lava 2-1, thanks to a brace from Dino Ndlovu.

Sunday’s action

There were four games in the CSL. The first saw Shanghai Shenhua beat Guizhou Renhe 2-0, thanks to goals from former Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Giovanni Moreno. The second saw Tianjin Quanjin beat Guizhou Zhicheng 1-0. The only goal of the game came from Wang Jie. The third game saw Shanghai SIPG narrowly beat Henan Jianye 2-1. SiPG’s goals came from Wang Shenchao and Elkeson, before Ma Xingyu¬† pulled one back for Jianye in first half stoppage time. With 19 minutes left SIPG had Zhang Yi sent off. The final game saw Guangzhou Evegrande FC beat Shangdong Luneng 1-0. The only goal of the game came from Gao Lin in the fourth minute.

There were then five games in the CSL One. The first saw Qingdao Huanghai beat ten man Liaoning Whowin 2-1 with all three goals coming in the first seventeen minutes of the game and the sending off  coming in the 90th minute. The second game saw Wuhan Zall beat Shenzhen FC 2-1, with all the goals coming in the first 35 minutes. The third game resulted in a narrow 1-0 win for Beijing BG over Xinjiang Tianshan, with the only goal being scored in the sixth minute. The fourth game saw Meizhou Hakka comfortably win 3-1 against Nei Mongol Zhongyou, but they only scored two of these with Zhongyou scoring an own goal for the third. The final game resulted in a 1-1 draw between Shinjiazhuang Ever Bright and Zhejiang Yiteng with a goal in either half and the equaliser from Ever Bright coming with eight minutes left.