The fourth week of the 2021 Chinese Super League season is over, so here is the summary of the results of the four matches in Group A.
Shandong Taishan 2-0 Qingdao
Group A’s Week 4 opener started off with a fairly routine victory for Shandong Taishan, who extended their unbeaten streak and won all three points against Qingdao.
Wu Xinghan and Guo Tianyu scored two minutes apart, giving the current leaders of Group A a 2-0 lead after just eight minutes of the game, and Qingdao was unable to come back.
Despite the split in front of goal (11), Qingdao only had one shot on target and Shandong dominated the game, securing a three-point lead at the top of the group standings.
Qingdao’s disappointment was compounded when Zhu Ting saw red in the 84th minute.
Guangzhou City 2-4 Shenzhen
The second game of the week saw a shocking result as Shenzhen beat the previously undefeated Guangzhou City in a truly clinical display.
Veteran forward Gao Lin opened the scoring after just eight minutes, and Guangzhou City stayed behind for the remainder of the game, despite increasing ball control with 51 percent possession.
Li Yuanyi scored six minutes later and Alan Kardec scored a brace, his first coming in the 34th minute and his second just two minutes after the half-time break.
Guangzhou City scored two late consolation goals with Tiago Leonço in the 72nd minute and Jown Cardona 15 minutes later, but that was not enough to overcome a strong effort from Shenzhen – the two teams now sharing records and identical points.
Chongqing Liangjiang Athletic 3-2 Henan Songshan Longmen
Game 3 could arguably be considered one of the most exciting games of the season yet, with pretty much anything you can imagine happening as Chongqing struggles to come back from a two-goal deficit to win. victory.
Henan surprisingly took the lead after just a minute, thanks to Henrique Dourado, and they even extended their lead in the 54th minute thanks to Chen Pu – apparently on their way to a convincing victory. Shuai Yang pulled one out for Chongqing five minutes after Chen Pu’s goal, then it was a complete collapse of Henan.
Toni Šunjić received a red card seven minutes after Shuai Yang’s goal and Chongqing started to take the lead over the man, with Huang Xiyang scoring three minutes later.
Miller Bolaños scored Chongqing’s third goal in the 78th minute and just 60 seconds later, Henan’s Zhong Jinbao also saw red, leaving his side with just nine men at the end of the 90 minutes – pulling Chongqing from the bottom of the standings. and ahead of Henan in the process.
Cangzhou Mighty Lions 0-2 Guangzhou FC
Week four of Group A started with a routine victory for Shandong Taishan, and ended similarly for Guangzhou FC team of Fabio Cannavaro.
Guangzhou clinched a simple 2-0 victory over the Cangzhou Mighty Lions, who have now slumped to the bottom of the Group A standings – still chasing their first win of the season.
Gao Zhunyi opened the scoring for Guangzhou in the 35th minute and Cangzhou never had a chance to put things at the same level, with no shots on target and only three chances in total.
Yang Liyu extended Guangzhou’s lead in the 87th minute, securing the three points in one of the simplest wins they’ll have this season.