CSL: Shanghai Shenhua 0-1 Guangzhou Evergrande
发布时间: 2012-03-31 来源: Shenhua FC
Official announcement 30 March. Today at 19:45 Shanghai Shenhua played at home against Guangzhou Evergrande in the 4th round of CSL.In the end, Guangzhou defeated Shenhua 1-0 by one deflection goal and both team's left side backs Song Boxuan and Sun Xiang were sent off in the last 10 minutes.
Last round Shenhua got their first victory of the season from Guangzhou R&F and the successive winner is expected.So obviously they are not going to do easy with the defending champion.Today Yu Tao took place of the injured player Dai Lin on central back.
Shenhua narrowly missed the opener just 2 minutes after the kick-off. Anelka got in the lane against the defender but his shoot was blocked by the goal-keeper as he was interfered. Then Guangzhou team imposed pressure on Shenhua and created a lot of chances,however,that was all eliminated by the home team. On minute 23,Tigana let Wu Xi play the right side back to cover Muriqui and Qiu Tianyi was pushed onto DM. Unfortunately Shenhua conceded a goal. Conca's shot the free kick but the ball in the air hit Feng Junyan's leg and changed direction which made the goal keeper helpless. Shenhua started to accelerate the rhythm and made lots of attempts but failed to level the score before the break.
Shenhua head coach changed Qiu Tianyi with Cao Yunding during the break and after 6 minutes of second half he put on Feng Renliang. Wang Dalei saved two dangerous shoots in a row on the 54th minute.Tigana used his last quota of changes sending on Mario.On minute 74,Mario's long shoot was pounded out but Joel's folllowing trial was off target. Song Boxuan dribbled into penalty box and fell down,only to find himself shown the red by the referee Sun Baojie. Shenhua had to play with one player less facing the 0-1.Nevertheless they still fight for the equalizer through freekicks although Joel's header was not tricky enough to beat the keeper. 5 minutes later Guangzhou Evergrande captain Sun Xiang also got his second yellow.It's a pity Shenhua did not have adequate time to do something.So Guangzhou Evergrande took 3 points away in Hongkou Football Stadium.
Shanghai Shenhua：1-Wang Dalei；8-Song Boxuan、3-Moises、6-Yu Tao、23-Qiu Tianyi(28-Cao Yunding 45')；20-Wu Xi、16-Wang Fei(7-Feng Renliang 52')、19-Zheng Kaimu；29-Joel、39-Anelka、9-Manset(25-Mario 67')