The Flames. Shanghai SIPG held Chongqing Lifan to a draw in away game, Arna scored a goal in his first appearance




Tonight, the 19th round of CSL has kicked off, Shanghai SIPG drew with Chongqing Dangdai Lifan 2-2 in away game. Arnautovic appear in the second half and scored his first goal.

The starting line-up is adjusted


The intensive schedule of two games in a week allowed Shanghai SIPG head coach Pereira to adjust the starting line-up of the game to a certain extent.

Cai Huikang, Zhang Wei, Fu Huan, as well as U23 players Wei Zhen and Hu Jinghang, these substitution players for previous round when took victory over Hebei China Fortune was enter the list of starting players. In terms of foreign players, Shanghai SIPG arranged Hulk and Oscar, while the team's new player Arnautovic appeared in the substitution list. Lyu Wenjun, who has been absent for more than two months due to injury was also enter the big list of 18 players.

Arna made his first appearance with one assist and scored one goal


The game was played in a hot weather. During the first half, two teams attacked and defended each other, and Hulk of Shanghai SIPG had a slippery shot from a small angle.

In the 45minute, the home team Chongqing Dangdai Lifan scored a goal after the breakthrough of Fernandinho, to leading the score.

In the additional time period, Hulk shot the ball with one foot in a long distance, but unfortunately missed the chance to equalize the score. When the first half ended, Shanghai SIPG was temporarily 0-1 behind.


At the beginning of the second half, Shanghai SIPG made some players adjustment to improve the attack.

Wang Shengchao replaced Fu Huan, who had discomfort in his knee. Arnautovic expecting his first appearance of CSL and replaced Hu Jinghang.

However, Yang Shiyuan was replaced by Li Shenglong in the 50 minute because he couldn't keep on playing due to his knee injury.


In the 51 minute, Arnautovic smartly pass the ball in front of the penalty area to Oscar, the player of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan Yuan Mincheng deflected into the net and equalized the score


In the 63 minute, Arnautovic scored his first goal in CSL, Oscar pass the ball from the left, the new No. 7 player of Shanghai SIPG jumped high at the back, and headed the ball into the opponent's goal.


However, Chongqing Dangdai Lifan scored a penalty in the 71 minute when Fernandino threw the ball into the penalty area and Kardec changed the score into 2:2.

At the end of the game, Cai Huikang from Shanghai SIPG received the second yellow card for moving ahead of time, and was later sent off with a red card.


Ultimately, the draw was held to the end of the game.

Shanghai SIPG will then travel to Guangzhou, next Wednesday they will play away against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in the quarter-final of the CFA Cup.



PereiraThere is nothing much to say about the game

At the press conference after the match, Shanghai SIPG head coach Pereira briefly commented on the match: "The opponent was first scored 1:0, then we equalized to 1:1, after that we scored another 2:1, and the opponent changed the score to 2:2 again.

The opponents FW Fernandinho, has caused a lot of trouble for the team, and Pereira mention there is nothing much to say.

Addition to that, Pereira praised Arnautovics goal: "It was an excellent goal." And for Yang Shiyuan's injuries, he said, "As I have mention yesterday, the players on this pitch are easy to get injured, and Yang Shiyuan suffered from very serious injuries."

Chongqing Dangdai head coach Cruijff also talked about the venue for the game after the match, "The venue has an impact on the performance of both sides. We played well and fight hard. Tactically, we are well prepared and well executed. The first 15 minutes in the second half, we did not play well, personal mistakes were increased, and was not focused at all, the players showed their spirit at the end. It's a pity that we failed to seize the opportunity to fight back in the end because of our physical strength.


GK Yan Junling

DF: Wei Zhen; He Guan; Yu Hai

MF: Fu Huan ( 46 Wang Shengchao); Yang Shiyuan ( 50 Li Shenglong); Cai Huikang; Oscar; Zhang Wei

FW: Hulk; Hu Jinghang ( 46 Arnautovic)

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