Superb Shanghai SIPG put Evergrande to a sword

First-half goals by Hulk and Wang Shenchao put a hosts resolutely in control of record during a Shanghai Stadium, before a Wu Lei prop after halftime finished a overwhelming result.

There is still a lapse confront to be played during a Tianhe Stadium on Sep 12, though it will take something supernatural if Evergrande are to overturn a deficit.

In what had been billed as a tantalising confront between a Chinese Super League’s dual giants, a Red Eagles were presented with a ideal event to open a scoring in a 37th notation when Wu Lei was barged over inside a area.

A chastisement was awarded but perplexity and it was Brazil general Hulk who stepped adult to a spot, quietly promulgation Zeng Cheng a wrong approach to make it 1-0.

Right on a cadence of halftime, their lead was doubled when captain Wang Shenchao was left unmarked during a behind post following a brief dilemma slight and headed home from dual yards out.

The competition was effectively over in a 62nd notation when a neat backheel from Hulk sent Wu charging towards goal; a China general move to unleashed a inhuman expostulate into a distant corner.

With three-goal pillow in their grasp, Andre Villas-Boas’ charges could have been approaching to connect a conditions and play out a residue of a competition nonetheless they had other ideas.

Hulk was during a centre of all and, dual mins later, he led a counterattack with a detonate true down a center before slipping a pass by to Wu, who done no mistake in finishing past a onrushing Zeng to finish a subjection for his side.

Evergrande have another 90 mins to try to lift off a conspicuous comeback, one that would be even some-more overwhelming than a feat their opponents inflicted on them on Tuesday.

For now, however, Shanghai SIPG have taken a outrageous step towards changeable a change of energy in Chinese football.

SHANGHAI SIPG: Yan Junling, Fu Huan, He Guan, Shi Ke, Wang Shenchao (Zhang Wei 90’), Cai Huikang, Odil Ahmedov, Oscar, Hulk, Wu Lei (Yu Hai 88’), Lu Wenjun (Elkeson 57’).

GUANGZHOU EVERGRANDE: Zeng Cheng, Zhang Linpeng, Feng Xiaoting (Wang Shangyuan 46’), Kim Young-gwan, Li Xuepeng, Zheng Zhi, Liao Lisheng, Alan (Muriqui 63’), Ricardo Goulart, Zheng Long (Yu Hanchao 46’), Gao Lin.

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