The Flames. Shanghai SIPG fail to defeat Guangzhou EvergrandePereira: Satisfied with overall performance of the players, but did not seize the opportunity well




Tonight, in the 13th round of CSL battle, Shanghai SIPG was 0:2 defeated by Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao at home.

Shi Ke return to the starting line-up


Shi Ke who recover from the injury has returned to the starting line-up after coming on as a substitute at the last minute. He is partnered with Yu Hai and He Guan as three central defenders. Head coach Pereira did not make any adjustments in other positions, the two sides was still Zhang Wei and Wang Shengchao; Yang Shiyuan continued to enter the starting line-up, with Oscar and Cai Huikang in the midfield; and two Brazilian player Hulk and Elkeson has positioned in the line of attack.

Before the game, Shanghai SIPG head coach Pereira and captain Hulk received the best coach and player awards in May which officially selected by the Chinese Super League.


It was also the 100 matches for the Brazil midfielder Oscar to represent the Shanghai SIPG. Zhang Min, the chairman of the Shanghai SIPG Football Club, presented the T-shirts to Oscar.

Poor abilities to seize the opportunity


In the first half, the attack from the home team of Shanghai SIPG was dominant, but the defend line of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao was also very stable.

In the 34 minute, Hulk dribbled the ball into the penalty area and fell to the ground. The referee first blew the penalty, but then cancelled the penalty after watching the video playback. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao scored in the 43 minute, and the turning shot in the penalty area which Paulinho broke through the goal of Shanghai SIPG.

At the end of the first half, Shanghai SIPG was temporarily 0:1 behind.


In the second half, Shanghai SIPG attacked the opponent's goal in an attempt to equalized the score.

Head coach Pereira has replaced Li Shenglong, Lin Chuangyi and Zhang Yi to enhance the attack. However, after missing several good scoring opportunities, Shanghai SIPG still failed to score, instead of the last additional time of the game, one goal was scored by Brazil star Paulinho from the opponent.

Finally, the team lost the game with 2-0.


Shanghai SIPG will compete against the Korea team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC   in the 1st round of the eighth finals for the ACL on next Wednesday. Then the next round is to compete against Beijing Renhe on the 22nd June ( next Saturday) at home.


In the 13th round of the CSL match between Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao, the Brazilian football star Oscar welcome his 100 matches playing on behalf of Shanghai SIPG.

On the 23rd December 2016, Shanghai SIPG FC officially announced that they have signed the Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea, a top Premier League club. Since Oscar arrived in Shanghai on 2nd January 2017, the No. 8 player from Shanghai SIPG has been highly pay attention to and loved by his supporters. He has also been returned back the support to the club and supporters with his excellent football skills and performances.

On the 7th February 2017, Oscar welcome his first performance in Shanghai SIPG. The team received 3-0 victory with Sukhothai FC in the ACL qualifying match, Oscar has scored one goal, which was his first goal in Shanghai SIPG.

Oscar is the organizer of the attack for Shanghai SIPG, the powers engine in the midfield. After losing the championship in the 2017 season, Oscar explosive in the 2018 season. He is not only the key player in the club to win the first championship trophy in history, but also has scored 12 goals and 18 assists in the league. Especially for the 18 assists, which made Oscar break the 12 years record of season assists in the CSL (16 times).

Earlier this year, Oscar joined the team to winning the Super Cup of the Chinese Football Association for Shanghai. Since the 2017 season, he has contributed 31 goals and 39 assists in 99 games for Shanghai SIPG.

Now, Shanghai SIPG is keep moving forward on the three lines of CSL, ACL and CFA Cup. Oscar and his teammates are also striving for higher goals, and to achieve better results.



PereiraThe last shot is not accurate enough

In the post-match press conference, Shanghai SIPG head coach Pereira said that the final result of the game was that the team did not seize the opportunity well. "We did not have enough precision in the final shot. In the game, we created three or four chances, the opponent only created two good chances, but they scored two goals, and we did not score.

However, Pereira confirmed the overall performance of the players on the pitch. "In fact, we played a very good game, and I am satisfied with the performance of the players. But you know, this is football. However, I believe that if you continue to maintain such fighting spirit, its still possible for us to hit the championship of the league.


The winning team Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao head coach Cannavaro was very satisfied with the players' performance on the pitch. "We are in full accordance with the pre-match deployment, and the implementation is very good. This is also the best tactic we can adopt according to our current conditions and the opponent's situation. The team completed a very exciting game in the implementation of tactics.


GK: Yan Junling

DF: Shi Kei; He Guan; Yu Hai

MF: Wang Shengchao; Yang Shiyuan ( 87 Zhang Yi); Cai Huikang ( 57 Lin Chuangyi); Oscar; Zhang Wei ( 57 Li Shenglong)

FW: Hulk; Elkeson



At this glorious moment, we invited Dr. Chen Tianwu from the Department of Sports Medicine, Huashan Hospital. He is an enthusiastic supporter and a skilled doctor, he has participated in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries of famous players such as Gyan, Conca and Hulk.

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