Round 7 CSL Sees Shanghai SIPG Drop First Points

Round 7 of the Chinese Super League season saw a total of 29 goals scored over last weekend, with reigning champions Shanghai SIPG dropping their first points of the domestic campaign.

Jiangsu Suning, Changchun Yatai and Shandong Luneng had big wins over their opponents and a four-point gap has now opened up between the three teams at the bottom of the ladder and the rest of the league.

Shanghai SIPG had won all of their 6 games before they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Mikel Obi led Tianjin TEDA on Sunday.

Ghana winger Frank Acheampong impregnable form continued as he scored the opener for Teda by the sixth minute after smashing Bai Yuefeng’s assist past goalkeeper Yan Junling for his 5th goal in five league appearances.

The former Anderlecht winger came close to doubling the lead in the 49th minute but was ruled offside.

The hosts got the equalizer they deserved in the 57th minutes, 12 minutes after the restart through substitute Wenjun Lue, who scored from close range into an empty net from a cross put in by Oscar.

After dominating the remainder of the game, Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said it was a pity his team lost out to the 3 points.

“I’m not here to create new history or to break records,” said Pereira after the match.

“I’m here to help the team win. It’s a pity we didn’t gain the three points but our players were working for it all the time. You could tell they were trying very hard.

“Of course, they wanted to score but sometimes they were a little impatient and didn’t organise the attack in the best way.”

Tianjin TEDA are unbeaten in their last three games and now sit on the 8th position with 9 points from 7 games.

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