The Flames. Unfortunately held Tianhai to a draw in CSL, back to Shanghai tomorrow and prepare for ACL




Tonight, the 6th round of CSL match has just ended, Shanghai SIPG held Tianjin Tianhai to a draw of 0:0 in away match.

Re-arrangement for starting line-up


In this match, head coach of Shanghai SIPG Pereira made some adjustments to the line-up once again. The three center-halfbacks are Fu Huan, He Guan and Yu Hai; the left and right positions are Chen Binbin and Lyu Wenjun; the MF are Cai Huikang, Lin Chuangyi and Oscar; and FW are still Hulk partnered with Elkeson.

Both team has attack and defend, ending the match for a draw


In the 7 minute of the first half, Tianhai's Brazilian FW Alan has scored a goal. After carefully checked by VAR, Alan offside first, so the goal was disallowed.


After that, Shanghai SIPG also had a good opportunity to score goals. Hulk sent a great pass to Oscar. Unfortunately, Oscar had one-to-one shot against Tianjin Tianhais GK Zhang Lu. In the 35 minute, Wei Zhen replaced Chen Binbin and Fu Huan was liberated to the position of right side to improve the attack.

At the end of half time, two teams still drew a result of 0:0.


At the beginning of the second half, Shanghai SIPG has making another adjustment, Wang Shengchao, who recovered from injury, has replaced for Lin Chuangyi, this was still an adjustment to improve the attack.

However, the home team took the lead in scoring twice. First, Yang Xu fell to the ground after physical contact between the defender of Shanghai SIPG in their penalty area, and the ball hit the goal frame and bounce out. After watching the VAR, referee Zhang Lei confirmed that the players of the Shanghai SIPG do not have any fouls. Then, Tianjin Tianhai made another corner kick attack, Pei Shuai got the opportunity to have a heavy shoot, however, the ball hit on the goal frame of Shanghai SIPG again.


 In the 80 minute, Shanghai SIPG got the best opportunity to score during the match, Hulk dribble the ball into penalty area and passed it to Elkeson, but he shooting the ball too high when facing the empty goal.

Finally, both teams did not score any goals in 90 minutes, therefore the result is a draw.


Shanghai SIPG, who will return to Shanghai tomorrow, will play Sydney FC at home in the 4th round of the ACL group tournament next Tuesday. Then, the team will visit Tianjin again next Sunday to play against Tianjin Teda in the 7th round of the CSL.



PereiraPlayers are tired, one point is reasonable

Regarding the team's performance in this match, the head coach of Shanghai SIPG Pereira said after the match, "I feel the players are very tired, the match can feel that the team did not play the intensity it deserves. During the attack, we did not do the diagonal runs, we tried to control the ball, play with the speed, but did not achieve results. It's not a matter of attitude, the fighting spirit of the players are still good, they try very hard to win and get three points. We can't complain too much about the result of the match, we can only get one point for today's performance.

Shen Xiangfu, the head coach of Tianjin Tianhai has praised for their players performance, he thinks the team has play a good match. 


GK: Yan Junling

DFFu Huan( 78 Lei Wenjie); He Guan; Yu Hai

MFLyu Wenjun; Lin Chuangyi( 46 Wang Shengchao); Cai Huikang; Oscar; Chen Binbiin ( 35 Wei Zhen)

FW: Elkeson; Hulk

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