Chinese Super League week 2 review

Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha, Brasília, DF, Brasil, 7/8/2016 Foto: Andre Borges/Agência Brasília Jogo Dinamarca vs Africa Sul Olimpíadas Rio 2016.

The Chinese Super League week two kicked off with defending champions at home to Changchun Yatai. Changchun had Odion Ighalo upfront alongside Lasse Vibe who was making his debut after signing from Brentford. A goal from Gao and a brace each from Goulart and Alan all in the second half led Evergrande to a comfortable home victory.

Beijing Renhe played away against Tianjin Quanjian and provided potentially the result of the weekend winning 2-1. A Chu own goal followed by a Cao goal just after half time was enough to win the game despite Alexandre Pato scoring in injury time to half the deficit.

Shanghai SIPG continued their great start to the season winning 2-0 away at Shanghai Shenhua in the Shanghai derby. Hulk brought SIPG in to half time 1-0 up before Lu scored on 53 minutes to make it 2-0.

After losing 8-0 to Shanghai SIPG last weekend Dalian Yifang had another tough away game at Guangzhou R&F. Dalian this weekend lost 2-0 but seemed much more coherent as a team. A goal from Chen and another wonderful goal from Zahavi saw Guangzhou R&F wrap up the points and continue their perfect start to the league.

Tardelli and Pelle scored one a piece to Shandong Luneng a second victory in two league games to continue their unbeaten run. Chongqing Lifan mustered little in the way of chances to provide any real challenges for Shandong.

Lavezzi scored a last gasp winner to give all three points to Hebei away at Guizhou Zhicheng. The game was certainly end to end with Hebei taking the lead twice and Guizhou responding to make the game look certain to be a draw before the worlds highest paid player proved his worth in the dying seconds to give Hebei the three points.

After last weekend dismal performance against Shandong Luneng, Beijing Guoan won 2-1 away at Fabio Capello’s Jiangsu Sanity. Wei scored first to give the Beijing side a 1-0 lead going in to half time before Cedric Bakambu scored his first Super League goal after VAR finally gave the all clear. Ji Brought the score to 1-2 but Jinagsu couldnt find another goal to bring the game back to a draw.

Henan Jianye made amends for a 4-0 loss at home to Tianjin Quanjian by beating the other team from Tianjin, Tianjin Teda 1-0. Former Fulham and Reading midfielder Orlanda Sa scored within the first ten minutes of his Chinese Super League debut to give Henan a much needed win.